Try your five a day the Normandy way, with crisp, complex and classic Calvados this season. The Père Magloire National Calvados Week, is from Monday 15th October until Sunday 21st October 2018, taking place in bars across the UK. For some, Normandy's lush green pastures reach their ultimate expression in the region's famed cheeses and rich dairy butter. We all know that it's always been about the Calvados. The magical alchemy that transforms green apples into golden nectar, it produces apple brandy as soft, fresh and pure as the beguiling French countryside from which it's born. The week long celebration marks the harvesting of the delicious apples for the production of Calvados. During National Calvados Week over 100 bars, shops, supermarkets and independent off licenses will have special cocktail menus, Père Magloire range tastings, food pairing, and cooking with Calvados in their most succulent dishes.
Calvados can be enjoyed simply at home with a simple serve that is as refreshing as a Calvados & Tonic to Applejack - Père Magloire Calvados with could apple juice for late summer drinks in the garden. Why not try pairing Calvados with cheese at home, white-rinded cheeses such as Camembert and Brie. Milder versions work particularly well with Calvados, as is the case with slightly riper cheeses.
The leading Calvados brand worldwide is Calvados Père Magloire with the Père Magloire VSOP, XO and 12 year old seen as the finest Calvados liquid available. The drink takes its name from the cliff buttresses stretching between Arromanches and Anneles. In the early 19th century Gervais Magloire became an innkeeper in Cagny, a village located on the main road between Paris and Normandy. Besides the excellent food and the comfort of the inn, he also aged his own Calvados. The high quality of his "eau-de-vie" became famous and soon became known as "Le Calvados du Père Magloire". During the 50 years he operated the inn, the reputation renown of Calvados Père Magloire grew beyond the borders of Normandy and spread all over France.
All bars promoting National Calvados Week with Père Magloire and tonic as a serve qualifies for a FOC case of tonic from any of the brands listed: Fever Tree, Franklins, Fentimans, Double Dutch and Peter Spanton No.1 Tonic. Find out more or get involved in National Calvados Week by contacting your local Emporia rep or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.