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La Fee trying to steal TAB's thunder?

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Interesting article. Journalist screw up, or La Fee misinformation?

 

During the 1990s, proponents of absinthe, such as Marie-Claude Delahaye of the distiller La Fée Absinthe, obtained century-old pre-ban bottles, like those from famed producer Maison Pernod-Fils, and used their contents to reverse-engineer recipes in a bid to recreate the lost liqueur.

 

How many things can you find wrong in the above sentence?

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We seriously need a "banging one's head against the wall" emoticon, or one who is hanging himself.

They used the word Brew, and should have credited the name Breaux.

 

It is very slippery writing, claiming "proponents, such as"

 

"During the 1990s, proponents of absinthe, such as Marie-Claude Delahaye of the distiller La Fée Absinthe, obtained century-old pre-ban bottles, like ..."

 

This is saying she is a proponent, as are others, and it cleverly avoids actually saying she's the one who PERFORMED the reverse engineering. :poop:

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During the 1990s, proponents of absinthe, such as Marie-Claude Delahaye of the distiller La Fée Absinthe, obtained century-old pre-ban bottles, like those from famed producer Maison Pernod-Fils, and used their contents to reverse-engineer recipes in a bid to recreate the lost liqueur. An odd loophole in French law inspired some to sell a similar drink – not labelled “absinthe”, but “aux plants d’absinthe” (from absinthe plants). Now more drinkers in France will get to try the real thing, best blended with water and a lump of sugar to create an eminently sippable cocktail.

 

Didn't know MCD was a distiller, too bad she doesn't drink alcohol, let alone Absinthe. Oh wait she is of the distiller? Whatever that means. The journalist doesn't seem to know that the stuff sold as "aux plants d'absinthe" will be exactly the same contents inside the bottle and that the law just changed the labeling laws.

 

Considering the overwhelming muck I'm going to chalk this up as a journalist mistake (ignorance and apathy), as much as I would love to have yet another reason to despise La Fee.

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Blast from the past, 2008 TotC. It sounds like it was an interesting event.

 

Wow, with her reputation around antiques I wonder how she keeps the museum intact.

 

Thanks for the info Shabba.

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Haha...had she actually done that, she really WOULD be the Queen of Absinthe.

 

Now more drinkers in France will get to try the real thing...

 

Like La Fee? It was, of course, impossible to find "the real thing" prior to it being legal. :thumbdown:

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We seriously need a "banging one's head against the wall" emoticon, or one who is hanging himself.

 

We definitely could use "frusty" over here, but we do have one that's close enough to the latter. :cool-reaper:

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