World Calvados Day : a day dedicated to your favorite spirit
On October 20th, Calvados distilleries, alongside the Normandy's ambassadors clubs, are mobilising to celebrate this day all over the world.
Today, 300 Calvados producers cultivate the fine art of Calvados distilling.
They have been carefully crafting this icon of the French "art de vivre" for five centuries.
From the Hesperides to Steve Jobs, the Garden of Eden to the Beatles, Newton to Magritte, the apple has captured the imagination since the dawn of mankind. In Normandy, it is an emblem and Calvados is its standard-bearer...
Bold food pairings, apple-cious cocktails, served neat or over ice: Calvados is perfect for all seasons and all drinking occasions.
Old vintages, young blends, in cocktails or in gastronomy: here are a few of the many ways Calvados can be enjoyed..
“Calvados tourism” is an original way to explore Normandy. The lovely old distilleries are open to visitors enabling them to experience the culture of one of the loveliest regions of France.
At the end of the 19th century, it was customary for workers and farmers to add a drop of Calvados to their morning coffee, to warm themselves up and summon the energy needed to work in often difficult conditions.
This tradition gradually took hold in French popular culture.