October 24, 2022
The Calvet Kitchen
Calvet, the UK’s favourite French wine brand, has opened the Calvet Kitchen for food and wine lovers everywhere to learn about the wine regions of France and the richness of French gastronomic heritage. The Calvet Kitchen is a virtual experience and each month engaging and interactive new content drops on the @calvetwines Facebook page and the @calvet_wines Instagram, focussing on a different French wine region or AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée).
Each post in the Calvet Kitchen is full of interesting experts providing their knowledge and expertise of French food and wine. They include some of France’s hottest young chefs sharing their recipes and giving virtual cooking demonstrations direct from their kitchens, like Joël Philipps from Le Cerf in Marlenheim, Alsace (1 Michelin star), and Olivier Schell and Edouard Sanchez who trained with French culinary star Guy Savoy before going on to open their own restaurant, Ose, in Paris. The chefs are joined by award-winning international sommeliers such as Raimonds Tomsons, third in the Best Sommelier in the World Competition in 2019, who provides commentated tastings of the 12 different Calvet wines in this year’s series. And finally, the real stars of the show, Calvet’s regional winemakers who share their passion and first-hand experience of creating the wines that make up the Calvet range.
Here are two of Calvet’s premium wines to enjoy over the festive season this year.
Calvet Crémant de Bordeaux Brut 2019 – Ocado £12.00
Crémant offers great quality wines at great value prices made in the same way as champagne, just from different grapes in various regions around France. This one is made in Bordeaux from a blend of Merlot and Sémillon grapes and offers an enticing aroma of lemon sorbet and brioche, followed by a dry, fruity sparkling wine. Ideal for festive celebrations!
Calvet Chablis 2021 – Ocado £20
Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes grown in an area in northern Burgundy, Calvet Chablis has flavours of crisp green apples, grapefruit and lemon zest, along with an appealing minerality and complexity. This wine would work well with oysters and a squeeze of lemon or a soft, creamy goats’ cheese.