Madiran and Cahors

Please join me, Spec’s fine wine buyer Bear Dalton, on Monday March 21st at 7pm for Madiran and Cahors. Discover the tastes of Tannat (newly popular wine from Uruguay but native to Madiran) and Malbec (wildly popular wine from Argentina but native to Cahors) as grown-and-produced on their home turf. We’ll discuss the varieties and their terroir along with the techniques used to make them and the food that is served with them. The twelve wines we’ll taste range in price from $10-to-over-$150. As always, cheese and bread will accompany the evening’s offerings.

Ch. Barrejat, Madiran, 2013
Torus, Madiran, 2010
Ch. Bouscasse, Madiran, 2009
Ch. Montus, Madiran, 2009
Ch. Montus, Madiran, 2010
Ch. Montus, “La Tyre”, Madiran, 2006

Gouleyant Malbec, Cahors, 2014
La Fleur de Haut Serre, Cahors, 2013
Vassal de Mercues, Cahors, 2013
Ch. de Mercues, Cahors, 2011
Ch. de Mercues “Cuvee 6666”, Cahors 2011
Ch. de Mercues “Cuvee Icone”, Cahors, 2010

Madiran and Cahors will cost $60.00 per person cash ($63.16 regular).
The course will meet at 7pm on Monday March 21, 2016 at l’Alliance Française.
To reserve your spot, please contact Susan at 713-854-7855 or

L’Alliance Française is the French cultural center in Houston. Located at 427 Lovett Blvd., l’Alliance is on the southeast corner of Lovett and Whitney (one block south of Westheimer and two blocks east of Montrose).

As The Wine School at l’Alliance Française, Bear Dalton has been teaching Texans about wine since 1998. He has over 35 years of experience tasting (currently about 9,000 wines a year), drinking and enjoying, and working professionally with wine – including over 30 years experience teaching and writing about wine.