Profile: Agathe Soubien

From The Alcohol Professor

I'm a french Norman who is passionate about wines & spirits. I turned my career into it because I really believe in it. My first link with wine was when I was young, and I used to accompany my dad to choose a bottle from our cellar for friends and family dinners. So my link to wine is to share it! I have worked in Bordeaux for Vignobles Clément Fayat as seller and in charge of the communication, promotion and PR. I was in Champagne this year to achieve a Vocational Bachelor's Degree in International Trade of Wines and Spirits, and now in NYC to do an internship for an importer. My dream is to work in Burgundy in the next few months because I really believe that to learn about wines you need to live and feel it. You need to travel and discover the region by your eyes and senses not just in books or on the internet. I also wish to work abroad and promote French wines and spirits and share our 'savoir faire' and way of drink.

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Calvados 101

Normandy, France is well known across the Atlantic for its World War II history with the US storming of the beach on D-Day, its memorial at the American cemetery of Omaha Beach and the grace of the nearby historic Bayeux Cathedral. But it’s also a French region rich in local products – the Tripe of Caen, Camembert, inarguably the freshest butter and cream in France, and especially Calvados.
It is here that apples are fermented to make cider and its famous apple brandy, which it has been doing for five centuries. Learn about how Calvados is made, the aging process, and what to look for when you try it!

Category: Cocktails

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