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Feb 15, 2011 11:45 AM

Creme de Cassis - brand recommendations, places to purchase

I am trying to find some high end creme de cassis. Does anyone have a recommendation for a specific brand to try? Most importantly, does anyone know of a local store where I could buy some? I am in the San Jose area this week for business and I'm hoping the local foodies can point me in the right direction. I'm trying to make an authentic kir royale, but my attempts have been foiled by the fact that the ABC stores in NC do not sell any brands of creme de cassis from France. Any and all suggestions are appreciated!

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  1. Bevmo, Camden has 2 French brands. My choice would be the Boudier.
    Apparently the Blossom Hill and Willow Glen stores are out of stock.

    1. Beltramo's has five (the search also brings up some red wines where the word "cassis" appears in the notes):