Cahors


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Cahors

(käôr`), town (1991 pop. 20,787), capital of Lot dept., S central France, in Quercy, on the Lot River. A commercial center, it has canneries, distilleries, and factories making a great variety of products. It was an important Roman town, an early episcopal see, and the capital of Quercy. It was ruled by its bishops until the 14th cent. and was one of the major banking centers of medieval Europe; the Cahorsin money lenders were among the most famous. The Univ. of Cahors, founded in 1322 by Pope John XXII (who was born there), was united in 1751 with that of Toulouse. The old part of Cahors is of great architectural interest. Part of the medieval fortifications, including a fortified bridge, still stand. The Cathedral of St. Étienne (12th–15th cent.), with Byzantine cupolas, and the palace of John XXII (begun 14th cent.; never completed) are among its many edifices.

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a city in southwestern France, on the Lot River (a tributary of the Garonne). Population, 21,000 (1968). Cahors is the administrative center of Lot Department. It is the center of a grape-growing and wine-making region. (A sweet red wine gotits name from the city.) The Cathedral of Saint-Etienne (12thcentury) is located there.


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a dessert wine made from red grapes (Cabernet, Saperavi), and named after the French city of Cahors, despite thefact that the region produces more white wines than red. Aunique aspect of the processing is heating the pulp to 45°-50°Cand higher or heating entire grape clusters to 80°-90°C by steam, dry air, or immersion for two to three minutes in boiling wateror must. The better Cahors of the USSR, with an alcohol contentof 16 percent by volume and a 16-20 percent sugar content, aremade in the Crimea (“Iuzhnoberezhnyi”), Armenia (“Arta-shak”), Azerbaijan (“Shemakha”), and Uzbekistan (“Uzbeki-stan”).

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As you please, sir," said Caderousse, who, anxious not to lose the present opportunity of finding a customer for one of the few bottles of Cahors still remaining in his possession, hastily raised a trap-door in the floor of the apartment they were in, which served both as parlor and kitchen.
We shall follow the Lot until we come to Cahors, and then cross the marches into Villefranche," said Sir Nigel.
Yonder towers, between the wood and the hill, mark the town of Cahors, and beyond it is the land of France.
Angel' in Cahors, the same to be repaid to me or my heirs if any harm come to me or my goods.
It is not very far to Cahors, for surely I see the cathedral towers against the sky-line; but I have heard much of this Roger Clubfoot, and the more I hear the less do I wish to look upon his face.
There is one, Francois Villet, at Cahors, who will send me wine-casks for my cloth-bales, so to Cahors I will go, though all the robber-knights of Christendom were to line the roads like yonder poplars.
Par l'ordre du Senechal de Castelnau, et de l'Echevin de Cahors, servantes fideles du tres vaillant et tres puissant Edouard, Prince de Galles et d'Aquitaine.
CAHORS BLUES FESTIVAL The Cahors Blues Festival, founded in 1982, is the oldest blues festival in France.
His top tip for May is the Chateau Bru Lagardette Cahors 2012, normally PS12.
Originally a French varietal that's now found primarily in Cahors and a major grape in south west blends, malbec also thrives in other New World regions outside of Argentina.
95) Chateau Nozieres Ambroise de l'Her Cahors 2010.
The menu includes Roasted Red Plums with Bacon (with Jaillance Brut Ros Crmant de Bordeaux Cuve de l'Abbaye); Duck Liver Toasts with Salad Greens, Walnuts and Truffle Vinaigrette (with Chteau La Maroutine Bordeaux Blanc 2011 or Chteau Du Cros Bordeaux Ros 2012); Roasted Salmon with Chanterelle Mushrooms and Crme Fra"che or Rabbit Braised in Bordeaux Wine, served with Creamy Polenta (with Clos La Coutale Cahors 2011 or Chteau Blaignan Cru Bourgeois Medoc 2009); Artisanal Goat's Cheese (with Chteau Loupiac-Gaudiet Loupiac 2009); and Crpe with Preserved Peaches and Sauternes Cream.