Kir Royale cocktail made with champagne and cassis. Photo: SCMP / Roy Issa
Kir Royale cocktail made with champagne and cassis. Photo: SCMP / Roy Issa

France’s Dijon creme de cassis will no longer be made in China

  • Producers in Dijon secured a requirement in 2013 that at least 200 grams of berries per litre that must be macerated in the Dijon region
  • While Chinese buyers take only a handful of the 8.5 million bottles produced each year, the liqueur is prized in neighbouring Japan, the biggest export market

Kir Royale cocktail made with champagne and cassis. Photo: SCMP / Roy Issa
Kir Royale cocktail made with champagne and cassis. Photo: SCMP / Roy Issa
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