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Oakland Magazine Article on Cahors

Impressed by Cahors:  A Bit About the Jewel of Southwest France  

- Jeff Diamond (also appeared in Alameda Magazine)

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I had the great fortune to visit the winelands of France twice this year — the first a whirlwind trip from Roussillon to Alsace, with stops in Provence, the Rhône and Burgundy; while the second trip focused on the southwest, where I visited wineries in Bordeaux and Cahors. I was very impressed with the wines and wineries of Cahors.

Cahors is in the beautiful Lot River Valley, home to stunning scenery, deep history and pre-history, amazing gastronomic culture and noble red wines made from Malbec grapes.

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Alameda and Oakland Magazine Article on the Roussillon

Alameda and Oakland Magazine Article on the Roussillon

Discover Roussillon: Hardscrabble Southern France Region Produces Great Table Wines by Jeff Diamond

I recently returned from a wine buying trip in France, and while the entire sojourn was informative, eye-opening and full of the joy of great wine, food and, well, France, it was my first stop that opened my eyes to a new world of wine that I had known little about beforehand. It was the Roussillon, a tiny appellation tucked against the Pyrenees in far southern France.

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Alameda and Oakland Magazine Article On Sherry

Alameda and Oakland Magazine Article On Sherry

Here's an article I wrote on Sherry, which appeared in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Alameda and Oakland Magazine

Sherry – Not Just for Grandma Anymore
Sherry is one of the world's most misunderstood and under-appreciated wines. Most folks who don't know about Sherry think it's either for cooking or for solely to serve when your grandmother visits.

Sherry is classified as a fortified wine – one that's made stronger by and preserved by the addition of brandy. Sherries can age for years, or even decades.

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