AKA The Maroons and Sam
Our son from France is here for the week-end and has just told me of a useful variation of a Kir. When you have a red wine which is a little too tangy, sharp or vinegary add Cassis and this makes a Cardinal.
A Kir is white wine and Cassis, and a Kir Royale is champagne or a sparking white wine and Cassis.
Cassis is macerated blackcurrants in a fortified white wine