John Paolo Escolano, the bar supervisor at Terroir Parisien, in Central, with a kir royale cocktail. Picture: Roy Issa

Aperitifs kir and kir royale bring French joie de vivre to even mediocre wine and champagne

The Parisian pre-dinner favourites are inventions of a Resistance hero, and were born from the ashes of war

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John Paolo Escolano, the bar supervisor at Terroir Parisien, in Central, with a kir royale cocktail. Picture: Roy Issa
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