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Calvados: A (Potent) Norman Tradition

Vincent Boulard, a fifth-generation Calvados maker, poses in his cellar. He uses 120 varieties of apples grown in the Normandy region to achieve the brandy's unique taste.
Vincent Boulard, a fifth-generation Calvados maker, poses in his cellar. He uses 120 varieties of apples grown in the Normandy region to achieve the brandy's unique taste.

Copyright 2005 NPR

Eleanor Beardsley began reporting from France for NPR in 2004 as a freelance journalist, following all aspects of French society, politics, economics, culture and gastronomy. Since then, she has steadily worked her way to becoming an integral part of the NPR Europe reporting team.