Monday, August 25, 2008

Trial Urbain International

The quay and two of the parking lots of Cahors were taken over yesterday for an international motorcycle obstacle course competition.   Young men on dirt bikes climbed up rocks and tree trunks and jumped from platform to platform in the river.

A good time was had by all.  There were few spectators, as no out of town visitors could find a parking spot. Have to admire the efficiency of the cleanup. By noon on Monday, all the obstacles had been cleared away.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bag in box

As previously observed, Cahors winemakers are trying out new ways to market their wares. A number of wineries now sell their own wine in cubi (bag in box) packaging. I'm unable to recommend the Instant Malbec cubi that an otherwise reliable winery sells, but Chateau Eugenie's Cahors AOC cubi is superb value at less than 16 euros for 5 litres. They even have a frequent buyer deal.

Wine marketing is hot news in France. Check out the satirical site

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mystery in the Tarn et Garonne

Friday, August 08, 2008