• Calvet Selection

Calvet Selection

Calvet Selection offers outstanding quality at competitive prices. Innovative packaging and limited production. They have formed partnerships with over 100 family-owned estates and work with them to improve quality and packaging, and develop exclusive products. Calvet also works extensively with many Bordeaux classified growths and futures campains. 

Jean-Christophe Calvet, President, brings over 25 years of experience in the marketing and sales of both wines and spirits in the USA, South America, and Europe. After 10 years in New York with Julius Wiles and Remy-Amerique, where he was Vice President of Marketing USA, Jean-Christophe moved to Bogota, Colombia as Managing Director of a new distribution company for the Group Remy-Cointreau. He was responsible for 11 countries in South America. After 4 years of living on the edge in Bogota, Jean-Christophe became Managing Director of Remy Ireland. In 1998, he returned to Bordeaux to start his own wine negociant company. Jean-Christophe is a graduate of the University of Paris – ASSAS, and has attended the advanced management programs at Stanford University and Columbia University.

Calvet is one of the oldest French wine brands in the world, was founded in 1818 by jean-Marie Calvet. Eldest son of Dr. Gabriel Calvet and Anne Seriziat,jean-Marie was born in 1789 inAnse, a small village north of Lyon. From his mother, whose family owned vineyards in Tain-l'Hermitage in the Rhone Valley,jean-Marie inherited a passion far wine,Jounding Calvet in 1818 to commercialise the familys wines. As Bordeaux was one of their biggest markets (Bordeaux negociants had the particular practice of blending Hermitage wines with Bordeaux wines to give the latter more color and body), jean-Marie and his son Octave built warehouses in Bordeaux, opened an office in 1849, and expanded to Burgundy in 1870, to become the largest wine company in France in the 19th and most of the 20th century.