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#31 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:16 AM

Droid user here.

I love the idea and I'm all about feeding it with WS reviews. A live feed would obviously be best, but if we had someone who would commit to compiling updates on a weekly basis (for example) that could work too.

The classic cocktails are public domain, as are most of the modern ones. The few pro mixologists that are attached to some of the others would probably not balk at having them included as long as credit is given.

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#32 Alan Moss

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:43 AM

A comment on the reviews:

The six highest rated absinthes are effectively unavailable to the man in the street (five pre-bans and L'Artisanale). Further down the list, there are several others sadly no longer available (e.g. Helfrich).

Since an Apple/Blackberry App could be looked at by many thousands of people who never make it to the site, might it make more sense to include only reviews of absinthes that are available?
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:50 AM

I'm envisioning more reviews sorted alphabetically, mainly because it will be easier to find when people are at the bar or liquor store and trying to figure out which brand to order/buy. That's where I see people using it the most.

I do see the merit of being able to sort them by ranking, but having to go in and edit the brand list based on availability could be a major PITA.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:24 PM

It may also be advisable to put defunct brands in a separate category.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 01:33 PM

I agree with Brian -- alphabetical is the way to go. And I like the idea of a marker for 'defunct' that would drop a brand into a separate category altogether.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 02:27 PM

Agreed, although perhaps the word "retired" (as is used on both Beer Advocate and Ratebeer) would have a nicer, more dignified ring to it than "defunct". :)

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#37 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:58 PM

I was taking a cue from cocktaildb.org:

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Speaking of which: aside from the above named, does anyone know offhand what we have listed that's permanently "retired"?

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:40 PM

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:11 PM

Speaking of which: aside from the above named, does anyone know offhand what we have listed that's permanently "retired"?

Other than vintage/ preban absinthes, the retired ones we have listed are:

1797 (Original)
Absinthe CCC
Helfrich Absinthes
L'Artisanale
Marteau Verte Classique
Oxygenee
Partisane
Wormwood Blanche

I think that's all of them.

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#40 Alan Moss

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:17 AM

Partisane seems to be available from Alandia for €150!

I don't believe Taboo Gold and Myrrh are still made: they are not on the Taboo or Absinthe Classics Canada websites.

Should the app also exclude substitutes and pastis?

And how about related products? I guess we may want consumers to be warned.
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#41 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:17 AM

Droid user here.

Does it speak Bachi?

It's probably not the Droid you're looking for.

MVC is still available currently, although out of production.

IMHO, pastis shouldn't be included, but "related products" should be. Especially since we're hoping folks will use the app in stores.

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#42 baubel

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:46 AM

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 03:36 AM

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:21 AM

Dong.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 05:47 PM

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 06:04 PM

Droid user here.



Does it speak Bachi?


actually I believe the correct spelling is Bocce.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 06:07 PM

You are correct.

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Pudwich: 90's style hard rock

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:00 PM

Droid user here.



Does it speak Bachi?


There's probably an app for that!

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:52 PM

Droid user here.



Does it speak Bachi?


actually I believe the correct spelling is Bocce.



You are correct.



I did some google research before I posted and that one did seem proper but I gambled and wanted to make the joke more accessible to the masses. I whored myself out for cheap giggles and attention...magician style.






I also didn't want to lower my chances of getting laid. :twitchsmile:

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#50 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:29 PM

"What's brown and sounds like a bell?"


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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:38 PM

Speaking of which: aside from the above named, does anyone know offhand what we have listed that's permanently "retired"?

Other than vintage/ preban absinthes, the retired ones we have listed are:

1797 (Original)
Absinthe CCC
Helfrich Absinthes
L'Artisanale
Marteau Verte Classique
Oxygenee
Partisane
Wormwood Blanche

I think that's all of them.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 01:17 AM

I think I would perfer the real placebo.

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