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#31 Harry

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:23 AM

the flyer.....she is most excellent......

#32 Alan Moss

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:51 AM

Wouldn't it be more accurate to say "Why is some absinthe green," and to at least recognise the existence of clear or 'blanche' absinthes within this paragraph?

The White Fairy? How about, "What's with uncolored absinthes?" explaining that some producers, primarily bootleggers, skipped the coloration step.

Given that the first absinthes in the 18th century were probably blanches, it's a shame that some decided to add colour. I blame those first colourers for Le Tourment Vert, The Green Movement etc etc.

Wouldn't it be more accurate to say "Why is some absinthe green," and to at least recognise the existence of clear or 'blanche' absinthes within this paragraph?

Just kidding. I think what you've suggested is perfectly in order.

Does that mean you might change it? As I said earlier, the current statement could be taken to suggest that all absinthe is green which is not accurate. We all know that the Wormwood Society stands for "providing current, historically and scientifically accurate information about absinthe." Changing "Why is it green" to "Why is some absinthe green" on the PDF would not add one extra line.
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:01 AM

I'm sure we could do blanche more justice than that. But yeah, a little more from the red-pen group and I don't see why it can't be changed.


Given that the first absinthes in the 18th century were probably blanches


An herbal elixir without an herb infusion at the end? I suppose it's possible.
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#34 Alan Moss

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:27 AM

In fact, I was quoting (more or less verbatim) what David Nathan-Maister said in his presentation at a UK trade show last autumn. An opinion I agree with.
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#35 Ron

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:58 AM

Did chartreuse also start off uncolored? Just curious.
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#36 Alan Moss

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:18 AM

You're evidently not a fishing man: Clear Chartreuse.
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:23 AM

:laugh:
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#38 Absomphe

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:03 AM

I'm pretty sure Chartreuse has been green (or yellow) since its inception.

I know I sampled a bit of the green variety that dated from the 1880s, anyway.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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#39 Alan Moss

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:08 AM

And you were drinking that how many months after it was made? :devil:
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:17 AM

You're evidently not a fishing man: Clear Chartreuse.


do you have to send an e-mail to the fishes so they know about this new bait ? :devil:

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#41 Absomphe

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:31 AM

And you were drinking that how many months after it was made? :devil:


I'm not sure.

How long did they age the stuff back then? :laugh:

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#42 sardonix

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:01 PM

Clear Chartreuse.


I never knew Chartreuse came in gummy form!
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#43 Ron

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:07 PM

I'm pretty sure Chartreuse has been green (or yellow) since its inception.


Yeah, that's the point I was making.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:45 PM

Will this be flyer be posted somewhere on the home page for easy access? It will eventually be buried within all the posts history eventually.

By the way. It looks excellent. Very professional.

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#45 Brian Robinson

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:12 PM

That is the plan yes.
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#46 Alan Moss

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:47 PM

I'm sure we could do blanche more justice than that. But yeah, a little more from the red-pen group and I don't see why it can't be changed.

And will it be changed?
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#47 Ron

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:04 PM

The copies of the files I have aren't the final copies Gwydion has. I know he's been busy as of late, but I'm betting we can make this happen soon.
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#48 hyposinthe

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:44 AM

I had a party this past weekend where I introduced absinthe to a handful of friends that never had it before. This flyer was a big hit! Thanks for creating it!

#49 Absomphe

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:15 PM

Sounds great!

Now, how about introducing yourself in the Newcomer Introductions thread? :) :cheers:

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#50 Père Ubu

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:47 AM

Great flyer. You should put it on the main website.

#51 Brian Robinson

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 11:36 AM

Agreed. We were waiting to have the corrected version finished before we made it a prominent fixture on the main site.
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#52 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 11:44 AM

Which it now is.

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#53 Père Ubu

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 12:03 PM

Awesome, I've already had a few 'chats' where this would come in handy. And I first tasted absinthe just a few months ago.

Edit for typos.

Edited by Miguel, 05 May 2011 - 12:04 PM.


#54 Brian Robinson

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 12:09 PM

FYI, the link in the original post of this thread is now linked to the correct flyer.
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#55 mgs

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:55 PM

Brian, I liked the new improved version ! I will make some copies to give to some friends at Alliance Française de Denver in a couple of weeks, we are going to taste some of my absinthes in my French class... (and with the news of legalization of absinthe in France, that will be a timely opportunity there).

Cheers,

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:33 PM

Sorry to be a killjoy, but "artificially" is spelled incorrectly in the "Why is it green?" section. Also, there's still that pesky comma splice in the final paragraph: "Absinthe is flammable, however, the..."

Minor details, but if we expect proper English on the forum, this should extend to the flyer--no?

Otherwise, it is a lovely document.
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#57 Brian Robinson

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:41 PM

Gwyd, I suspect you'll be on that. ;) It's my opinion that the word 'however' should be taken out completely so it says: Absinthe is extremely flammable. The Bohemian method etc etc.

Marcelo, glad you like it. :cheers:
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#58 Ambear

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 11:19 AM

Possibly old hat, but the flyer looks very pretty. :wub:
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#59 Ron

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:06 PM

Thank you, dahhling.
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#60 Kyle M

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:30 PM

To the point and accurate, I love it. The design is nice, as well. :thumbup:
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