News, events, new products: check out the latest Calvados-related press releases…

  • Press Releases

    • 2020 global sales : Calvados resists

      Update : 12.03.2021
    • New image, new website : DRINKCALVADOS.COM

      Update : 28.01.2021
    • Calvados sales increased by 8.7% in 2019

      Update : 09.03.2020
    • Didier Bédu re-elected as Chairman of the French interprofessional association of cider-based controlled appellations (IDAC)

      Update : 05.07.2019
  • Press pack

    • IDAC’s press pack (in French)

      Update : 01.01.2019
  • Resources

    • The 3 Calvados appellations (map)

      Update : 03.11.2020

What is an AOC?

An Appel­la­tion d’Ori­gine Con­trôlée (AOC) is a French label identi­fy­ing a product whose vari­ous stages of man­u­fac­tur­ing (pro­duc­tion and pro­cessing) are car­ried out in the same geo­graph­ic­al area and accord­ing to recog­nised know-how. The concept was born in 1905, but it was not until 1935 that a legis­lat­ive decree cre­ated the Appel­la­tion d’Ori­gine Con­trôlée. The first AOC status was awar­ded on 15 May 1936. The Calvados Pays d’Auge became an AOC in 1942. Today there are 3 AOCs for Calvados: Calvados (1984), Calvados Pays d’Auge and Calvados Dom­fron­tais (1997).

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