I don't know what the Greater Significance of this might mean, but I was out to dinner last evening with my wife, celebrating our anniversary. The restaurant had a little card on the table advertising its special drinks. On that list, to my surprise, was a drink called "The Hercule Poirot," apparently consisting of Absolut Pear, Triple Sec, Lime Juice and Pear Nectar. No "sirop de cassis," apparently. Would M. Poirot have enjoyed it? I don't know. It sounded a bit sweet to me, in a heavily pear-shaped way. Anybody out there know anything about such a drink? To your good health, M. Poirot!