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Kir Imperial

See below Kir,
Classic French aperitif named after the priest, chief cyclist and politician Félix-Adrien Kir (1876-1968). This one was an extraordinary personality. During the German occupation of France in the Second World War, he was a member of the Resistance and allowed the escape of 5,000 French prisoners of war. He was arrested and sentenced to death but released. In 1945 he was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor. His main concern was to secure peace through...

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