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THE APERITIF OF FRANCE

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by No Comments

Wherever one goes to dine or drink in Paris or anywhere else in France, there is one ubiquitous aperitif, the Kir. When classically made, it is a mixture of aligoté a white wine, and crème de cassis, a currant liqueur. Aligoté is the only white grape besides chardonnay found in Burgundy, the district of that name south of Paris en route to Marseille. Cassis can be made anywhere there are black currants, but the best come from the Burgundy villages south of Dijon. The drink is named after Felix Kir, a renowned Resistance fighter against the Nazis and once the >>More