The Supreme Court of the United States declined a petition from Walmart that would have allowed the big box behemoth to sell hard alcohol in its Texas stores.
Obviously, the apple-base makes Calvados a perfect fit for an autumnal, harvest feast. However, the spirit is not to be dismissed as a novelty. Simply put, Calvados is one delicious drink. The familiar flavor profile of the fruit makes the brandy more approachable than many peers. Strict French appellation contrôlée regulations guarantee that the product is well crafted.
The all Gamay juice delivered exactly what one expects from the genre. The wine began with with lots of blackberry and strawberry on the nose. Tasting offered the super-brightness typical of BJN and offered lots of berries and tropical fruit as well as some acidity and tannins. The finish delivered bananas and smoke.