IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE: Black currants spawn a cassis revival in New York

Black Currants

In our latest issue, Amy Zavatto explores the history–and temporary death–of the cassis industry in the Hudson Valley.  Thanks to the development of fungal-resistant versions of the black currant bush, the dark berry is making a comeback.  So far, the results are spectacular.  Who could resist a liqueur that, “starts out with a fresh yet almost jammy nose and fills your mouth with big, luscious, sweet, silky fruit, but morphs just before the point of unreasonableness,”?  Read more here.