Introduction to Calvados with Alex Mermillod

This episode covers France’s traditional apple brandy, Calvados. It’s a tasty spirit with a long history and Alex Mermillod from the distillery Christian Drouin joins us to provide a primer on the product: how and where it’s made and drank and even how they get those apples inside the bottles! Alex Mermillod has a true […]

Fresh Take on Portuguese Brandy Comes to Paris

Quick Take: MAVEM is giving a facelift to the traditional Portuguese brandy aguardente vinica and introducing it to France. While we’re all familiar with Port wine, one of its primary ingredients, aguardente vinica, is something relatively unknown outside of Portugal and worth exploring as a stand alone spirit. It’s distilled from wine – much like […]

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