Best calvados from gastronomic starred restaurants

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Looking for a good Calvados at the right price? Bestwine • Online takes you on a discovery of Calvados selected by chefs and sommeliers from starred gastronomic restaurants, so that you may find and buy a reference of Calvados listed on the wine menu of the greatest gastronomic restaurants in the world. The opportunity to access the best in Calvados!

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Discover the Calvados chosen by the chefs and sommeliers of Michelin starred restaurants. A selection made by trustworthy and legitimate professionals to help you find your favourite Calvados.

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1 – Roger Groult Doyen D’Age Calvados

Calvados origin : France

Calvados vintage : –

Calvados on the 3 starred restaurants wine lists

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2 – Roger Groult Réserve Ancestrale Calvados

Calvados origin : France

Calvados vintage : 15 years

Calvados on the 2 starred restaurants wine lists

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Roger Groult Calvados

Calvados origin : France

Calvados vintage : 20 years

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Père Magloire Calvados

Calvados origin : France

Calvados vintage : 2 years

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Roger Groult Vénérable Calvados

Calvados origin : France

Discover Calvados : 15 years

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Buisnel VSOP Calvados

Calvados origin : France

Calvados vintage : 4 years

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Buisnel XO Calvados

Calvados origin : France

Calvados vintage : 12 years

Best Calvados Brands

Refer to Chief’s, Sommelier’s, Bartender’s from gastronomic restaurants of all around the world‘s opinion to discover the best Calvados brands and best references. A ranking and comparative of the best Calvados brands by the Chief’s, Sommelier’s and Bartender’s from the top gastronomic experts.

Calvados BrandCalvados VintageCalvados alcohol DegreeRestaurant
Roger Groult Age D’Or Calvados20 years41°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant Clos des Sens – France
Roger Groult Doyen D’Age Calvados41°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant Clos des Sens – France
⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant Yannick Alleno – France
⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant The Dorchester – United Kingdom
Roger Groult Vénérable Calvados15 years41°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant Yannick Alleno – France
Roger Groult Réserve Ancestrale Calvados30 years40°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant Yannick Alleno – France
⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant The Fat Duck – United Kingdom
Roger Groult3 years40°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant The Fat Duck – United Kingdom
Famille Morin Calvados15 years40°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant Beaumanière – France
Famille Morin Calvados25 years40°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant Beaumanière – France
Lemorton Calvados196140°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant Yannick Alleno – France
Père Magloire Calvados2 years40°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant Yannick Alleno – France
Père Magloire XO40°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant The Dorchester – United Kingdom
Buisnel VSOP Calvados4 years40°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant La Prieuré – France
Buisnel XO Calvados12 years43°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant La Prieuré – France
Lemorton197240°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant The Dorchester – United Kingdom
Adrien Camut12 years40°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant The Dorchester – United Kingdom
Château du Breuil15 years40°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant The Dorchester – United Kingdom
Michel Hubert200940°⭐⭐⭐ – Restaurant The Fat Duck – United Kingdom
The Calvados on the wine list of gastronomic restaurants


Calvados or calva as it is commonly nicknamed, is a spirit which comes from the distillation of cider or poiré. Calvados is therefore an alcohol made with apples. Originally, Calvados was a working-class drink, appreciated by the Normans. Its name comes from the area of Calvados where it is produced. In the old days, Norman bars served café-calva, which is not served as regularly now. Today, Calva has become a fine alcohol which is selected with great care. Calva is a spirit which is savoured and appreciated like Brandy, for example.

Calvados must imperatively age at least two years in an oak barrel to obtain its label. It is, moreover, this ageing that give it an amber colour, which is the result of the liquid taking the essence from the wood fibre through time. The wooden cask confers a specific flavour to the Calva.

Like other spirits, the age of Calvados confers it different distinctions:

  • Calvados VS (Very Special): 24 months conservation minimum in an oak cask.
  • Calvados VO (Very Old) or reserve: 3 years ageing minimum in an oak cask.
  • Calvados “vieille réserve” or VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale): 4 years conservation minimum in an oak cask.
  • Calvados XO (Extra Old): 6 years ageing minimum in an oak cask.
  • Calvados Napoléon, “très vielle réserve ou hors d’âge”:  more than 6 years ageing in an oak cask.

Nowadays there are several brands of Calvados, who are also producers of spirits.

Calvados in starred gastronomic restaurants

Calvados is a spirit which is mainly served as a liqueur. Sometimes, it might accompany a dessert. Occasionally, Calvados can be savoured as an aperitif. Calvados is the spirit which traditionally accompanies “le trou normand”, a Norman custom where a glass of Calvados is drunk between courses. According to the legend, this custom helps digestion. Calvados has a high alcohol content which varies between 40° and 50°. To obtain Calvados, apples are transformed into cider which is then fermented and doubly distilled to make the precious spirit.

Calvados is available on a large number of starred gastronomic restaurants’ wine menus. In fact, it is an atypical alcohol. Thanks to its particular growing area, Calvados has an extremely good reputation in the greatest gastronomic restaurants in the world. It obtained an AOC in 1942, which means that it can only be produced in the Normandy region of France. Calvados is served at room temperature without ice, or any other drinks added to it. It is a fine alcohol whose subtle aroma should be savoured without supplements. Calvados is a perfect accompaniment for sweet dishes like chocolate or ice cream; calvados with a scoop of ice-cream is now extremely popular in Norman households.

It is also goes well with cheese. In gastronomic restaurants, Calvados is also used to elaborate certain dishes, particularly in the restaurants which sublimate Normandy cooking. With Calvados, pancakes or tarts can be flamed. Of course, dishes created by chefs are not made with the best bottles of Calvados. It is interesting to note that the greatest restaurants in the world serve Calvados, in fact 50% of the production is exported worldwide. In most gastronomic restaurants, the Calvados present on their wine menu has been aged for several years.

Pommeau is an alcohol made from part Calvados part apple must, which helps to obtain a mistelle. Pommeau is also an alcohol proposed on the wine list of several starred gastronomic restaurants.

Bestwine • Online’s choice of the best Calvados

Bestwine • Online enables you to discover the references of Calvados present on the wine list of starred gastronomic restaurants. when choosing Calvados without being a specialist, it is difficult to know who to trust.  A guide to Calvados, a wine merchant, a producer of Calvados or even an oenologist may have different opinions when it comes to selecting a bottle of Calvados. It is therefore judicious to take advice from several professionals whose daily work is to select the finest food and wine.  In this capacity, chefs and sommeliers from starred gastronomic restaurants stand out as the reference when it comes to choosing a good Calvados. Particularly when they are at the head of starred restaurants. Starred restaurants are awarded their prize from the Michelin Guide notably for their delicious food and wine. So, it is logical that starred gastronomic restaurants possess in their wine cellar and bar or serve at their tables, the greatest bottles of Calvados.

Bestwine • Online allows you to take advantage of the talent and expertise of the greatest professionals in gastronomy. On this page, which lists all the brands and bottles of Calvados on the wine list of starred gastronomic restaurants, find the references present on the greatest tables worldwide, so that you may serve yourself a bottle of Calvados from their selection. The best guarantee of quality, in fact, the aim of chefs and sommeliers in starred gastronomic restaurants is to offer their customers the best in Calvados. Year after Year the wine cellar and bar of starred gastronomic restaurants is enriched with the most fabulous bottles of Calvados. A feat which is only possible after tasting and discovering the evolution of the product and the men behind its production.

Gastronomic restaurants in serving the best Calvados, help us to appreciate not only an alcohol, but also its region of culture and its history. The first Calvados was made in 1553 and since then, producers transmit their craft year after year. Gastronomic restaurants contribute therefore, to sharing the greatest vintages in Calvados.

Bestwine • Online regularly updates its wine list of Calvados selected by starred chefs and sommeliers. In the course of time, find new references of Calvados so that you can take inspiration from the talent of chefs and sommeliers from starred gastronomic restaurants. In addition, we ensure that you will be guided to online wine merchants offering you a bottle of Calvados at an attractive price whilst giving you attentive and friendly customer service. Bestwine • Online wishes to make your selection and purchase of online Calvados the most simple and amazing experience.

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When I started looking for a good bottle of Calvados online, I consulted several classifications and comparisons. Each source referenced a different brand and bottle of Calvados. So, it was difficult to choose an excellent Calvados. However, my aim was simple: find and buy a delectable bottle of Calvados. As my search went on, I asked myself “who is the most legitimate person to select a good Calvados?” and also “Where can I drink the best alcohols?” Logically it is in the best gastronomic restaurants in the world that we can taste the finest drinks in the world and so the best Calvados. Gastronomic restaurants rely on the high standards, talent and experience of the greatest chefs and sommeliers, so obviously, gastronomic restaurants suggest the best calvados to their customers. With this conclusion in mind, I created Bestwine • Online, a website which allows each internet user to have access to the wine list of the greatest addresses in gastronomy. When I am in search of a good bottle of wine or spirits, I use the suggestions Bestwine • Online. In my opinion, Calvados can be appreciated differently according to the person who is drinking it. Bestwine • Online is simply a suggestion of the best Calvados advised by trustworthy professionals. And of course, there is not just one bottle of Calvados but several excellent bottles of Calvados. Bestwine • Online is neither a classification nor a comparison, just a reference list which allows the user to be sure of tasting a high-quality Calvados. You are certain to find and buy an excellent Calvados thanks to the expertise of chefs and sommeliers in starred gastronomic restaurants. It is your turn to try one or several references of Calvados to find your favourite bottle. When creating the website Bestwine • Online, I would like the greatest number of people to simply find and buy the best bottle of Calvados for the best value for money.

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Bestwine • Online references the Calvados from the wine list and wine cellar of the most well-known gastronomic restaurants in the world. References recommended by the chefs and sommeliers acclaimed by the critics. Only the references of Calvados sold online are proposed, to enable you to buy them easily.

How are the reference lists of the best Calvados updated?

The reference lists of Calvados are updated daily by incorporating the new references from the wine menus of gastronomic restaurants at our disposal. In the same way, we renew our offers and promotions so that you may buy the best quality Calvados at the best price. We promise to only propose references on the wine list of prize-winning gastronomic restaurants.

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The chefs and sommeliers of gastronomic restaurants are the guarantees of gastronomic excellence by offering the best products, food and drink in their restaurants. Naturally, chefs and wine waiters of these great restaurants only propose the finest Calvados.

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