18th November 2019

winespectator
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What is the taste of cassis?

Cassis refers to an intense black currant character, and most often it is used to refer to crème de cassis, a darkly colored, sweet black currant flavored liqueur. If you're not familiar with black currants, they're kind of like a tangy blackberry— think of a dark berry crossed with pomegranate.

Is black currant illegal in the US?

Blackcurrants were once popular in the United States as well, but became less common in the 20th century after currant farming was banned in the early 1900s, when blackcurrants, as a vector of white pine blister rust, were considered a threat to the U.S. logging industry.

Is black currant edible?

Their soft pulpy flesh has a juicy texture and contains multiple small edible seeds. The skin of Black currant berries is slightly thicker than other varieties, contributing to its strong flavor and tannic finish.