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  1. There's this thing called a wireless network. We _do_ have them here in Switzerland. Allows you to upload photos more quickly and inexpensively.
  2. Duplais Verte: Fennel bomb. Duplais Balance: Coriander. I had a very long night with Duplais Verte during which too much of it was drunk. Ever since, the first sip takes me back to the morning after, but the second sip takes me back to the time before that night and I like it again. The Balance clearly is a lighter experience, but the Coriander is putting me off a little. I prefer the Verte. I think currently only the Duplais Verte is on the market in the US, and the product isn't different from the Swiss version apart from the design.
  3. Because Thujone makes you trip ballz and teh more teh betterer? ... I don't think Pernod 68's problem has anything to do with thujone.
  4. Just wanted to state that I wholeheartedly agree with the following quoted statement. That's all I meant to say, really. ("Then why didn't you?") Bah.
  5. So you actively misread my post, then, or just don't want to understand what I've said? I changed your premise a little by not only saying it would taste good, but also be correctly made. And yes, I think that *would* have to be taken into account. I wouldn't support its marketing strategy, but I would make a point that it was a great product. It's not, of course. But if it were, that fact couldn't simply be ignored. But don't take that carriage too far off course, please. Mansinthe marketing is *not* about thujone. *Not* about lighting it on fire. *Not* about selling AA-coloured oilmix to the masses at 150$ a bottle. So you would have it be that unscrupulous marketing, like what much of the Czechsinthe crowd was spewing since the 90's, would be supported because the product tastes good? That kinda goes against the whole idea of the Wormwood Society, since our goal is to support purveyors that don't use that type of hype and to educate as many people as possible regarding the myths and the truths about absinthe.
  6. The Swiss version is now 68% as well. Otherwise unchanged. (Well, the psychedelic label now has silver type instead of white.)
  7. To some extent. If KOSG were a traditionally distilled absinthe with decent aroma and taste, then that would have to be taken into account.
  8. Well, you don't have to. But I've yet to hear a quote where Manson misinforms about absinthe. If you look at any marketing material about the Mansinthe, I doubt you'll find anything about high-thujone, trippin-ballz or lighting stuff on fire. I rather see Mansinthe as bringing a _decent_ absinthe to those who are _likely_ to have ideas of setting it on fire or it having drug-like effects.
  9. Every year (since 2005), Matter-Luginbühl creates a special Christmas absinthe with a special label. I've designed the 2007 label, and I'm very fond of that absinthe. This year's version (2008) has cocoa in the destillate, which smells and tastes really nice in combination with the other herbs. When I had a sip, it wasn't coloured yet, of course, and I don't know how the chocolatey thing is going to smell and taste afterwards, but I truly hope it's still as strong.
  10. Nothing about the irrelevance of thujone, but just the old "knowledge"? I only skimmed the pages, but it seems too vague to me.
  11. Take a look at the scene with the two booths in the Moulin Rouge. Toulouse's group has a Pernod Fils bottle on the table. There are many instances where Absinthe is represented quite well, actually. Of course the Absynthesizer, the Green Fairy Minogue and some flaming-absinthe instances are over the top, but since we've got a singing moon in some scenes, I'd say to view the film as a representation of bohème "real life" is worth about as much as viewing Indiana Jones flicks as instructional movies for archeologists. For me, Moulin Rouge is still one of the greatest movies with absinthe. (If you worry about the greens being too green: What about the reds, the yellows and the blues? Come on... It's Baz Luhrman. F****in' great.)
  12. I find Kübler the worst La Bleue I've ever had. Bland, murky - and it's got some industrial feel to it that I've frankly never enjoyed about it. Back when absinthe was illegal in Switzerland, their 45° product was basically the only thing one could get easily, but it just didn't taste right. This sadly hasn't changed much with their later stuff. But: They were early in the market, and in many Swiss bars (in the German speaking part), it's the one you can get. I'm trying to change that, bar by bar, but it's not an easy task, because absinthe just isn't mainstream. I certainly blame Kübler for it, too. Because where Duplais Verte and Mansinthe are served, things actually work out quite fine, I find. All that said: Kübler still quite certainly _is_ an absinthe, although I don't like it.
  13. Kübler simply isn't very good. Haven't had any Lucid yet, but it's quite easy to beat Kübler.
  14. Plug it already. Where's a link to that short movie of yours?? I wanna see/rent/buy/stream/steal... whatever!
  15. Why do people keep defining absinthe as 45% or more? Only for François Guy? It's most definitely an exception that shouldn't be taken into account. Generally, non-coloured absinthes of the La Bleue tradition in Switzerland have 50-55% alcohol, Vertes usually have 65-72% alcohol. Sure you _can_ produce yours at 82% or 44%, but that's not what the definition is about, is it?
  16. Jade P.F. 1901 costs 106 EUR per litre. It's one of the most _expensive_ properly made absinthes. Is it really necessary to feed the troll here?
  17. Different levels of flavor in Pernod and Absente is a good one. If you had said "different flavours", I'd have called you a liar. But I'm sure that the _one_ flavour these drinks have are at different levels depending on how much water you add. If you want something with two or three flavours instead of one, buy François Guy. If you want 4, 5, 6 and more flavours, buy a bottle of decent absinthe.
  18. It's not that easy with the thujone content marketing. Because if you market it as 100 mg/kg and it _does_ have that amount, selling it to most countries is, simply put, a crime. If it _doesn't_ contain that much, it's betrayal. I'd say it's the latter. But if the marketer doesn't care about laws and actual truth about content, why not call it the "Millennium" and say it's got 1000 mg/kg?. :P
  19. 1. absinthe noël 2007 (although it was a ltd. edition, so I'm not sure if that's okay for the list, it is, however, still commercially available at Matter-Luginbühl's) 2. PF 1901 3. Edouard 4. Duplais Verte 5. Duplais Balance 6. Brevans 7. Mansinthe 8. Eichelberger 9. Nouvelle Orléans 10. Marteau
  20. Beautiful Pontarlier wormwood. Anise and other herbs. A little x-mas touch (just a hint). I find it wonderful.
  21. absinthe noël 2007 by Matter-Luginbühl. I've created the label, so I might be biased. But it's certainly the perfect holiday gift. Kallnacher Weihnachtsabsinthe 2007
  22. well, "Back in Black" _was_ rather unpretentious, wasn't it.
  23. The books are gone again? The link from the OP doesn't work... :/