Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Époque

Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Époque features pieces utilized in the preparation and serving of the famed spirit absinthe. These lovely antiques from the mid 1800s through the early 20th century evoke a time of beauty, art, new technologies and changing culture; the era known as France’s la Belle Époque. Spoons, glasses, carafes, pitchers, saucers, art …Lovers of absinthe, and antiques in general, will enjoy the beauty of these elegant survivors of time. When I first laid my hands up on S. B. MacDonald’s Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Époque… I expected nice photographs… I expected

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Wormwood Society Opposes Exclusive Use of the Name “Absinthe”

The Wormwood Society has released a well-worded statement on the situation involving the Swiss IGP for exclusive use of the word “Absinthe”. The full text is represented below – but you are also encouraged to view the original at The Wormwood Society website and spread awareness around this important issue. This would require all European Union and Swiss absinthe producers outside of Val-de-Travers to discontinue use of the term, potentially causing severe economic harm to an industry still struggling to recover from over a century of propaganda and misunderstanding. The Wormwood Society hereby states its opposition to a the establishment

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Where to buy Absinthe in the United States

Before getting into the topic at hand, just a quick mention that I’ll probably be posting more and more in regard to this recent passion of mine (absinthe). I’ve been exploring the world of absinthe for over two years now – and I learn more and more all the time. It’s a passion and as with all passions… it demands that one share it among others. A lot of people in the United States seem to hold two misconceptions about absinthe (if they have any conception of it at all). Either: Absinthe is illegal in the United States. The absinthe

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Edge Code, PhoneGap Build, and lots of Absinthe!

Presented at the Adobe MAX Community Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA on May 8th, 2013. We’ll be having at look at the Absinthe Dilution Faerie mobile app and how it was created with Adobe Creative Cloud tooling and services. You might even learn a thing of two about Absinthe… Slides: Recording: Presented at Adobe MAX 2013: Community Central Show and Tell Theater [Apologies for the audio quality and image distortion. Recorded locally with built-in mic.]

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Adobe MAX: Community Central Show and Tell Theater

There arn’t the normal set of unconferences this year as normally found at MAX; FITC, 360, and others are pretty well absent from the community pavilion this time around. The good news is that thee is a new community based effort this year: the Show and Tell Theater! Here, people from Adobe and the community can share some cool projects they are working on in a lounge setting on the Adobe MAX Community Pavilion floor. The Show and Tell Theater is located within Community Central. Schedule is up on the Adobe MAX blog. Am I participating in this? Yes, I

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Absinthe Dilution Faerie 2.0

Absinthe Dilution Faerie version 2.0 is now available for free via Google Play! “Absinthe Dilution Faerie” is a small application which calculates how much water one should temper a dose of absinthe with in accordance with the ABV percentage as laid out by Michael Meyers of The Wormwood Society. So what’s new in this version? Quite a bit! New application imagery Default database of absinthes Clicking upon an absinthe will load it into the calculator Ability to add your favorite absinthes to the database Database management: add/update/delete Include tasting notes for each brand of absinthe So… go download and louche

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