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Its an ingredient. Something to look at that is going to become absinthe. To some, an items potential glows more than the basic "is-ness" of the object.

 

Agreed, but we are supposed to be all about education here, not fantasy and fetish.

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Those lovely FB photos of the base to be used years from now, sure were serious distilling porn. :clap: :worshippy: :thumbup: :cheers:

 

I just looked at those photos. I would love to know what it is that you think you can discern from looking at them as I'm beginning to feel real stupaad because I don't get it. It might be great, it might not. Enlighten us please as to what, specifically, you detect as being particularly sexy about this, and what you think enhances quality.

It is a blend of red and white wines, a similar set of ingredients that make my fantastic bottle of Biondi Pisco. Aged Biondi Pisco as a base sounds like something I'd like to drink before it became absinthe. Sounds better than any other base I've heard of (although I did hear Artemis talk about a champagne base).

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Its an ingredient. Something to look at that is going to become absinthe. To some, an items potential glows more than the basic "is-ness" of the object.

 

Agreed, but we are supposed to be all about education here, not fantasy and fetish.

I'd say most people here fetishize absinthe to some degree.

 

Of course Doc Judy's presentation may be partially responsible for exposing that. ;)

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Agreed, but we are supposed to be all about education here, not fantasy and fetish.

 

I see no harm in appreciation of a picture. Especially a before and after shot of the base to the absinthe that is the topic of this thread...

 

I thought it was cool.. not a "set as desktop" moment, but a cool pic nonetheless. :thumbup:

 

:cheers:

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It is a blend of red and white wines, a similar set of ingredients that make my fantastic bottle of Biondi Pisco. Aged Biondi Pisco as a base sounds like something I'd like to drink before it became absinthe. Sounds better than any other base I've heard of (although I did hear Artemis talk about a champagne base).

 

O Kay. They are not aged Biondi Pisco, however. And a blend of Yellowtail Cabernet and Chardonnay is also a blend of red and white wines. Come to think of it, a blend of Carlo Rossi Chablis and Red Burgundy is, as well, or Two Buck Chuck Sauv Blanc and Merlot.

 

I'd say most people here fetishize absinthe to some degree.

 

Maybe. But that doesn't make using hyperbole pertaining to a discussion of a specific absinthe desirable, even if that is true, especially when the statement is loaded with innuendo.

 

I see no harm in appreciation of a picture. Especially a before and after shot of the base to the absinthe that is the topic of this thread...

 

I don't either, but when the expression of the appreciation is raised to the level of being called "absinthe porn" the manipulative effect on the way the impressionable may see this is not desirable, in my opinion.

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I don't either, but when the expression of the appreciation is raised to the level of being called "absinthe porn" the manipulative effect on the way the impressionable may see this is not desirable, in my opinion.

 

Fair enough.

 

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Still porn. Many of us don't get to see absinthe being made, much less the best absinthe base I have tasted. So EXCUSE ME, if I thought the photos were pretty cool. No one but your mind assigned mystical powers or marvelous tastes.

 

Get off your high horse fpb, they were pictures of quality ingredients that will one day make quality booze. No one said it was tasty, just that they were cool pictures. I have faith in the folks involved one day turning all that wine into a fine absinthe, but I was just commenting on some cool photos.

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Agreed, but we are supposed to be all about education here, not fantasy and fetish.

gotta step in and say that I'm a little confused as to why Miguel's compliment got turned around into this confrontation.

 

Plenty of people here talk about 'still porn' and 'absinthe porn' as terms for good pics of the production assembly.

 

What exactly was wrong with Miguel's post?

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It looks like a little bit of nothing, to me.

I think it's alright to get excited by still porn but only in regards to Ridge. ;)

Getting excited by photos of base does seem a little hyperbolic but whatev...

Becoming overly sensitive on a beautiful rainy morning? I don't get that either.

 

Since I don't read the Book of Face, it was a pain to find those damn photos. Post links, please!

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What exactly was wrong with Miguel's post?

 

First of all, I wouldn't say wrong. I would say overdone. The rest, I think, I adequately covered in post #125.

 

It's some pink wine in a beaker, for cryin' out loud. And I'm well aware of the use of the term "porn" in reference to pictures. It was the whole post... "serious distilling porn", multiple yahoo emoticons... it seemed to be suggesting that there should be something to be discerned beyond it being a nice snapshot, and I'm always concerned about those who are impressionable and don't know any better. But then, I just don't traffic in that kind of rah, rah, rah.

 

Link to photos.

 

I don't own a horse.

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What Brian said.

 

I think Miguel was simply happy to see another batch of a fine absinthe in the works. He is a member, not a mod. It isn't his job to be an educator with every post. He loves absinthe, buys absinthe, and posts about absinthe. OK, so he's a little nuts. ;) but that's also part of what this place is about, right?

 

I understand FPB's desire for accuracy and solid info... He is an asset to WS because of these qualities.

However, if members have to worry about being corrected over little innocent things, they will hesitate to post in the future. This affects things on several levels, potentially even resulting in less reviews.

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It looks like a little bit of nothing, to me.
What Joe said. Let's not let this tiny thing blow out of proportion: Noting hyperbole-minor clarification-slightly sensitive reaction. Pffft. Nothing to see here folks.

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However, if members have to worry about being corrected over little innocent things, they will hesitate to post in the future.

Let's not completely blow this thing out of proportion, OK?

 

Miguel is a big boy. I highly doubt that anything Fpb said will stop him from posting any of his thoughts in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

unfortunately. :harhar:

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Their base isn't totally neutral, and from what I can taste in the final product (which is redistilled by definition), would make a fine drink in and of its own. And I have tasted while drinking some blended Biondi.

Yes I get exited that someone goes the extra mile to do this for a special occation absinthe (at least for me onacuz $$$). Would I want others to do the same? Heck no! I guzzle too much <$70 absinthe for that to be a good idea.

While flak for simple posts would deter me from posting, Brian's encouragment gives me the bravery to keep on posting and driving my favorite LAGN clown nutty with my spelling and grammar.

And now that I know frivolous use of emoticons drives fpb nutty, like his frivolous use of quotes drives me nutty:

:tongue: B) :) :biggrin: :devil: :poke: :harhar: :dev-cheers: :laf:

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I do have a question, what is the point in aging a spirit that is going to be re-distilled anyway?

 

Aging is the sum of all the chemical reactions, compounds breaking down, etc caused by the slow oxidation. This doesnt change with the distillation: if a (undesirable) compound breaks down with some aging it's not gonna come back distilling the spirit. We noticed that distilling absinthe using an aged base results in a smoother, overall better absinthe if compared to young base. So we decided that from now on the L'Ancienne will be distilled using at least a one year old wine base.

 

 

Neutral Spirits?!!! W00t! :yahoo:

 

I can guarantee that the stuff is everything but neutral. When young and before ending up in the L'Ancienne it can punch in the face if you smell it too close ;)

 

 

 

Last I would like to add my two cents on the whole porn thing: first of all I'm all about education but you guys don't try to tell me that the 50 or so pages of posts on some of the most beloved brands like Ridge, DP, Marteau, etc are made of just education and no extra stuff or overenthusiastic innuendos.

Also it's my understanding that some guys like Miguel, AFO, etc are relatively new to the absinthe world; I remember when I was there, around 2006, and how anything absinthe-related would excite me. I would get excited with pictures of herbs, alambics, bottles, labels, you name it. I'm also pretty sure that pics of the Jades' wine base distillation (Jades being my favorite absinthes at the time) would have gotten me quite excited. Now of course everything is different, absinthe is my passion and I think about it more than I should, but I don't get that excited anymore. Herbs are herbs, and instead of getting excited I get all picky about the quality, and so on.

 

Bottom line is: c'mon guys let's just try to not poop on other people's overexcitement like those old grumpy dudes who are always scolding young kissing couples :wheelchair:

Edited by Conte d'Ugenta

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I can guarantee that the stuff is everything but neutral. When young and before ending up in the L'Ancienne it can punch in the face if you smell it too close ;)
Geez, make a little W00t joke and now I'm getting punched in the face. ;)
I'm all about education but you guys don't try to tell me that the 50 or so pages of posts on some of the most beloved brands like Ridge, are made of just education and no extra stuff or overenthusiastic innuendos.

Now I like the way you're talking!

Silliness aside, I agree with you 100% (except about the "old grumpy dudes" comment). The fleeting rancor was much ado about nothing and was hardly worth a ruffled feather. I am a solid fan of the stuff flowing out of Zufanek's Distillery and as long as this thread doesn't get derailed, there is nothing wrong with a little fun, too. :cheers:

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