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The Myths and Realities of Absinthe

In order to continue our installments of Absinthe education for DrinkUpNY, this week, we bring you some of the popular myths surrounding our favorite beverage and provide you with the truth surrounding those myths.  So, without further ado, here are some of the most popular myths:       MYTH 1: Absinthe that you can buy in the […]

The problem(s) with Absente and its sister brands

I’ve made a lot of stink in the past year about Pernod and their misinformation campaign, but there are other brands that have been just as difficult to deal with, if not moreso, and whose advertizing campaigns have proven detrimental to the idea of informing today’s absinthe consumer. Case in point: Crillon Importers. Their products […]

Absinthe and Its Silver-Tongued Marketers – Thujone’s Role in Absinthe Sales

Definition of silver-tongued: a person who is able to clearly and effectively express themselves, or who has a clever way with words. While at once it is admission of sophistication, it is in some cases an accusation of deceptiveness. I wanted to make sure I clearly defined that term before I moved on any further. […]

What To Look For In An Absinthe

As the absinthe market in the U.S. continues to expand, consumers are increasingly left with difficult decisions regarding which absinthe they should buy. Unfortunately, the lack of a formal spirit definition for absinthe in this country has left the door open for many lower quality and/or fake products to be placed right next to the best of […]

Wormwood Society On Small Screen Network

Recently Wormwood Society founder and maker of Marteau Absinthe , Gwydion Stone, was seen on Small Screen Network on Natalie Bovis’ Inspired Sips With The Liquid Muse.

Wormwood Society in Golden Gate [X]Press

The bartender places a strange looking glass resembling a miniature glass chalice on the counter. She uncorks a bottle and the pungent scent of black licorice floats through the air. A deep emerald-green potion pours out of the bottle into the unique glass.

Absinthe makes the mouth grow warmer

by Tara Dooley, Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle    12 February 2010   Absinthe is a drink that takes its time. It’s nearly impossible to knock one back. There’s the delivery: A sugar cube is placed on a delicately serrated spoon suspended over a cocktail glass. Absinthe is poured over the sugar into the glass. Then […]

A closer look at Pernod

As Pernod begins to revamp their current absinthe product (we’ll talk more about that later) with a brand new website and a new label, they are making more and more claims about their 1805 distillery in France being the first absinthe distillery. “In 1805, Henri-Louis Pernod partnered with Major Dubied to found Pernod Fils and the first […]

Absinthe Original – Don’t Believe the Hype

Over the past 2 years or so, we’ve seen an amazing shift in much of the marketing surrounding absinthe. While proponents of authentic absinthe have always maintained that properly distilled absinthe is low in thujone, and that absinthe doesn’t cause any deliterious effects aside from that of normal alcohol, others had used carefuly crafted misinformation […]

Wormwood Society on Wine Library TV

  Join our review editor, Brian Robinson and Wine Library’s Gary Vaynerchuk in  tasting absinthe and separating myth from fact.

Green Fairy, Djabel, and Koruna Absinth Press Release – Point/Counterpoint

Recently, Admiral Imports put out the following press release regarding its new brands of ‘absinth‘ that will soon be available in the U.S. In the interest of fairness, I’ve prepared some counterpoints that further explain certain assertions contained within the release. The original release is in regular type, my counterpoints are in bold. _______________ CEDAR […]

Examiner Interview with Ted Breaux

One of the best perks I get with this job is that I get to speak with some amazing people who are the backbone of this industry I love so much. That is why I was thrilled to have the chance to interview the legendary Ted Breaux, Master Distiller of Lucid Absinthe.

How to buy and drink good quality absinthe

Brian Robinson, review editor for the online forum [section of] The Wormwood Society,offers some insights on buying and preparing absinthe in the traditional style. Robinson is one of the most prolific collectors and reviewers of absinthe in the United States, with a personal stock ofmore than 150 brands from around the world, including some of […]

Portland Leading The Green Fairy’s Return

A brief news item about the return of absinthe. Gwydion Stone interviewed.

Portland Leading The Green Fairy’s Return

Portland, OR  August 5, 2008 9:23 a.m. http://wormwoodsociety.flannestad.com/media/OPB-8-5-08.mp3 The Green Fairy is back. This summer, bars and liquor stores are stocking a storied green product called absinthe that hasn’t been sold legally in the United States since 1912. Absinthe’s rich history and mystique have found a natural home in Oregon. Although absinthe won’t actually make […]

American absinthe fans discover local “green fairy”

American absinthe fans discover local “green fairy” Fri Aug 1, 2008 12:29pm EDT PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters Life!) – The tiny Portland distillery Integrity Spirits has put its sought-after craft vodka and gin on the back burner to brew up something in high demand these days: absinthe. Other distillers are also scrambling to fill orders as […]

American absinthe fans discover local “green fairy”

Fri Aug 1, 2008 12:29pm EDT PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters Life!) – The tiny Portland distillery Integrity Spirits has put its sought-after craft vodka and gin on the back burner to brew up something in high demand these days: absinthe. Other distillers are also scrambling to fill orders as sales across the U.S. surge for the […]

WS Board Member Marc Bernhard in the News

WS Board Member Marc Bernhard in the News Congratulations to Wormwood Society Advisory Board Member Marc Bernhard, aka Zman, on the immanent opening of  Pacific Distillery and the development of Absinthe Pacifique:   {google}-3016296968464694011{/google} 

Absinthe emerges from the shadows

Absinthe emerges from the shadows Absinthe emerges from the shadows The iconic liquor favored by artists outlives stigmas By Douglas Brown The Denver Post Article Launched: 07/23/2008 12:30:00 AM MDT The Viking guy — red beard, large — opened a plump sack, reached his freckled hand inside, and scooped up a bunch of twigs and yellow-gray […]

Absinthe emerges from the shadows

Absinthe emerges from the shadows The iconic liquor favored by artists outlives stigmas By Douglas Brown The Denver Post Article Launched: 07/23/2008 12:30:00 AM MDT The Viking guy — red beard, large — opened a plump sack, reached his freckled hand inside, and scooped up a bunch of twigs and yellow-gray flowers. "Do you want to […]

Local distilleries have big plans for the Green Fairy

On the Rocks The Portland Tribune, Mar 14, 2008, Updated Mar 17, 2008   The proper way to drink absinthe, now legal in the U.S., is to dilute it with cold water and serve it in an absinthe glass. Absinthe — the mysterious, notorious, elusive green liqueur — isn’t so elusive anymore.   You now […]

Crazy for absinthe

Crazy for absinthe The potent green-hued liqueur pours back into the U.S. after a long ban is lifted By Louisa Chu – SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE After an absence of nearly 100 years, absinthe is back — with a vengeance. The lifting of the U.S. ban, which dates to 1912, has opened a floodgate. Four […]

Talking Wormwood – Interview on InAbsinthia Absinthe Blog

Interview with Wormwood Society founder, Gwydion Stone.

The Green Fairy: Absinthe, famed drink of bohemians that packs a wallop, is back.

The phrase “think green” is supposed to stir ecologically friendly mental images of clean air, unpolluted streams and lush foliage. But for this country’s lovers of absinthe, the term has an entirely different meaning. The U.S. ban on the liquor, known by devotees as the Green Fairy, has been lifted after more than eight decades. […]

SEEING GREEN Absinthe is back—better than ever

It’s a hot, muggy night in New Orleans, and in a restaurant near the French Quarter, a group of nearly 20 absinthe enthusiasts have gathered in a back room. Lou Rawls gently croons from the sound system as waiters bring in plates of hors d’oeuvres and a wine steward uncorks a black bottle of French […]

La Fée Verte Made in Switzerland to Conquer the United States

8 October 2007 – 08:50 Légende photo:  Following its reinstatement in Switzerland in 2005, absinthe then became available on the American market. In fact, Kübler was launched this month in several cities. Authorized by the Federal government, it will still have to satisfy the authorities of the 50 States of the Union in order to […]

RealAbsinthe Blog Interview – Wormwood Society Re-launch

From  The Real Absinthe Blog   Later this month the Wormwood Society, the world’s liveliest and most user-friendly absinthe forum, is re-launched. For those of my readers who don’t know it, you must check it out (even if it means you spend more time there than here in future!). The crowd who meet up there […]

Mixologist: Journal of the American Cocktail

Mixologist: Journal of the American Cocktail  Volume Two This volume contains articles by Wormwood Society founder, Gwydion Stone, as well as Wormwood Society members, Robert Hess and Ted Haigh. “The second volume of Mixologist: The Journal of the American Cocktail features works by noted cocktail authorities Christine Sismondo, Robert Hess, Gary Regan, LeNell Smothers, Gwydion […]

Wormwood Society in the Seattle Weekly

      August 18 – 24, 2004 T H E   D R U G   I S S U E The Absinthe Underground A century ago, absinthe was banned in the U.S. and France. Now it’s the hippest drink in Seattle—if you can find it. by Michaelangelo Matos (Tra Selhtrow)    There are worse ways […]