Calvados guide
The independent guide to calvados apple
brandy and the region of Normandy, France

apple brandy
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Calvados Henrik Mattsson

Finally - one of the best kept secrets in the world of fine spirits - is revealed in "Calvados - the world's premier apple brandy". The book reflects the increasing interest around the world. Have a preview at the Calvadosbook at Google Books.

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What is Calvados?
Calvados is carefully distilled in Normandy from dry cider made from special apple varieties, aged in French Oak barrels then blended and bottled for the connoisseur.

The book is a first in comprehensive reporting in English on the facts, the history, the myths and secrets, as well as how to taste, judge and enjoy this unique spirit. A phone and address directory of the producers, both large and small, tasting notes, food and cigar pairing, recipes and a gastronomic tour guide are included.

"Your book Calvados is magnificient - and I speak as an eau-de-vie enthusiast since the Liberation of Normandy in World War II! Accurate, beautifully written, informative and very attractive..."
Hugo Dunn-Meynell, writer and former chairman of the International Wine and Food Society.

Thanks. I just received it - looks great. Cheers! - John in USA

Thank you for delivery. The book arrived on Saturday. Very fast :-) Klaus in Germany

Got the book today. Thanks for putting the efforts into writing the book. I have had many great wines, but only a great calvados can make one feel so loved by nature. Best wishes. Emilie, New York

"I have had a look at my friend's copy of the book. It is such a beautiful book that I had to get my own copy." Robert, Australia

"I received your book. It is wonderful! I like that you have a section of drink recipes and the images in the book are lovely. Thank you so much." Judy, USA

"I received your parcel. Thanks a lot for this book, it is very well documented and certainly a unique reference on the subject in english."
regards, Jean-Marc, Australia

Just got it today, thank you very much indeed - very inspiring. You did a helluva lot of homework. Cheers!
Mike, Japan

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Read some reviews of the book:
"Paris through expatriate eyes"

Sante Magazine review
The book about Calvados was the winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2004, in the category - "Best Wine Book - France" and "Best Spirits and other Drinks Books - Rest of the world". It also got an "honorable mention".


Read my article on Calvados in US magazine Sommelier Journal>>

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