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#31 Wayek

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 03:03 PM

I finally got some absinthe gear on the way
I'm still waiting for my ponts to come in from la maison d'absinthe
think it's been about 2 weeks now......

anyone know how they are for shipping and such?
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#32 Bob Tessier

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 05:39 PM

Mine arrived within three weeks of shipping.
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#33 Heavy Harpoon

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 12:08 AM

I ordered my set of pontarlier glasses from absinthiana.com, took about two weeks to get here. 90CAD for 2 glasses, 2 spoons, 20 individually wrapped sugar cubes and shipping.
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#34 Wayek

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 06:26 AM

Ahh, so they just go by regular post...It cost me 119.99 for 4 pontarliers, 4 spoons and a bunch of sugar cubes
however when the post office typed up the money order they made it for 199.99!
So they have a check making up for the difference in the package...It could help cause I'm broke right now

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 12:31 PM

Is that like one of those: "I coulda had a V8" moments? I usually just reach for a cordon glass. I just like em.
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 01:03 PM

I have these three (3 x #1, 6 x #2 and 6 x #3*) and it is enough for me:

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* #3 is vintage, no idea about its name, pattern, style etc; it is also great for tasting vintage Tokaji wines.
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#37 Wayek

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 02:36 PM

in the meantime I'm using champagne fluites
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#38 Absomphe

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:19 PM

Definitely not Absomphesized™, but certainly quicker to louche, and the wide rims definitely work to highlight the aromatics.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 03:43 PM

why would you want the louche to be quick? :laugh:
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#40 Clement Arnoux (Aggelos)

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 04:32 AM

Versailles from La Rochere


Meh. I don't like La Rochere.

Mind you, I think the overall shape of their glasses is usually very good (I love both the shapes of the Pontarlier and the Versailles), but the casting is also very rough : unnecessarily thick glass, mark of the mold very present...

(yes I know, I b...h a lot about glasses (ok, not only glasses) but I took bad habits)
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 11:52 AM

* #3 is vintage, no idea about its name, pattern, style etc; it is also great for tasting vintage Tokaji wines.


Im happy, becouse u know the fantastic "Tokaji wines" from my country! We have Tokaj, but we have more parts: Tokaj, Tarcal, Tolcsva, Mád, Tállya really authentic places :)

And, we have fantastic brandys - say : pálinka, try it ! :)

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#42 Boggy

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 12:38 PM

My favourite to date is Kisüsti vegyes pálinka. It would be a crime not knowing the wines that had been in Poland for ages. Nihil est vinum, nisi Hungaricum!
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:18 AM

This one of my favorite:
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#44 Boggy

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:41 AM

That one I haven't spotted, looks like real deal. Though, I was very happy finding Porto Rico rum, had no idea it is still made-my parents were delighted, exactly the same one they have remembered from the 60's.
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#45 Heavy Harpoon

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:28 PM

Does anyone know where to obtain glasses like the ones in the video below? I haven't exactly been looking for them but I've been keeping an eye out for them and can't find them anywhere. I just like the way they look I guess.

http://video.google....185130669424470
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:31 PM

I finally got some simple absinthe glasses! At least, that's what they look like to me. I don't remember what the type is called, but I remember seeing glasses of this type in my searches on the 'net. I found a set of 5 of these bad boys in an antique store today for $15. :)

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:13 PM

My current favorite from La Maison (upper photo).....I also own a few of the La Rocheres from Amazon (lower photo)....I like them as well.


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#48 Wayek

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:56 PM

So, ummm, how do you post pictures on this forum?
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#49 Brian Robinson

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 03:23 PM

Check under the text box for the 'attachment editor'. You'll be able to select files from there. Alternatively you can just imbed an image like above.
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 05:00 PM

Does anyone know where to obtain glasses like the ones in the video below? I haven't exactly been looking for them but I've been keeping an eye out for them and can't find them anywhere. I just like the way they look I guess.

http://video.google....185130669424470


Made by Libbey Glass. May not be currently in production

I had a few some years back, but ended up giving them to a friend when I moved.
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#51 protobri

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 06:11 AM

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I have two glasses that I use. One is a leaded crystal glass I picked up at a grocery store. The other is a uranium glass eyewinker goblet.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:51 PM

I had to show my favorite glass in front of my favorite absinthe!

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#53 Wild Bill Turkey

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 12:26 PM

I have two glasses that I use. One is a leaded crystal glass I picked up at a grocery store. The other is a uranium glass eyewinker goblet.

Most sources say that you can safely pour a drink into leaded crystal and drink from it, but many caution against daily use. As luck would have it, alcoholic beverages leach lead from the glass better (meaning worse) than other drinks. Most sources also strongly advise against storing alcohol in leaded crystal decanters for any length of time. Uranium glass also contains lead, or so I was told by a glassblower I spoke with a while back.
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#54 sardonix

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:36 PM

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I have two glasses that I use. One is a leaded crystal glass I picked up at a grocery store. The other is a uranium glass eyewinker goblet.


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#55 sardonix

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:37 PM

( I mean bottom)
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#56 protobri

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:38 AM

I wasn't aware that uranium glass has lead in it. The crystal glass doesn't get used daily. It feels too light duty. I like my glass to feel chunky in my hand. I'm saving up for a cordon.
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#57 Joe Legate

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 04:23 PM

I've been meaning to post these since my trip to Indiana last June but one thing leads to another and I quickly forget. Tonight is a little celebration so what better than a couple of glasses of Marteau?
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#58 Absomphe

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 04:43 PM

Whoa...that Marteau glows just like good ol' Mari Mayans! :yahoo: ;)

Seriously, dems real purty, Joe! :thumbup:

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#59 Ron

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 04:49 PM

That reminds me that I really need to find myself a ouraline glass.
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:48 PM

Here we go without the weird blacklight glowing shit.
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