Monday, June 18, 2007

La Fete...:)

The festival Saturday was a blast-- a pleasure to finally meet some other absinthe people face-to-face. Photos, play-by-plays (with discretion) and more to come... but not for a few days; I'm still traveling around Donnie Rumsfeld's favorite "Old" continent.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Visit to Combier

Oxy and a few folks stopped by the Combier Distillery in Saumur, checking out the ancient works and visiting with Jade Absinthe creator Ted Breaux. Hopefully more dispatches from the Kallistifest trail to follow...

Thursday, June 07, 2007


Trying to figure out the impact of Lucid's approval is tough. Hopefully we'll know more after next weekend, as the only coherent information I've found so far is Oxy's summary of the situation on the Fee Verte Forum, linked on his blog and quoted by Alan on his blog and the Wormwood Society Forum.

Searches for government documents on the submission or approval came up with nothing. [Still searching...] Regarding editing the Fee Verte FAQ about absinthe's legality in the US, Oxy writes:

1. Absinthes with less than (approximately) 10mg/l thujone are now potentially legal in the US.
2. Two others (apart from Lucid) have already been approved, and dozens will follow in due course.
Read the rest...

Friday, June 01, 2007

Absinthe Festival Program

Le programme de la 10ème fête has been posted-- looking forward to meeting other fans and putting some faces to names... and, of course, tasting great absinthe in the place where it all began.