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Absinthe now legal in France

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Topic created by ty9
on Thu, 5 May 2011 at 10:06

ty9 said on Thu, 5 May 2011 at 10:06...

So says the Huffington Post....of course it has been legal for a while already as long as it was labeled differently.

The slide show that accompanies the news says absinthe in Switzerland "must be distilled and cannot be colored" Without wishing to offend LFV...huh?

La Fee Vertigo said on Mon, 23 May 2011 at 10:30...

huh indeed :-) The Toblerone munchers have some law about that, 'tis true. I think the Huff are making an error about the verte absinthe...who cares anyway because the the Swiss make very dull green absinthe. Nobody drinks it in Switzerland and you will not find it in many shops. The law is intended to stop foreign imports as they have a longstanding paranoia about invasions.

Old Nick said on Tue, 24 May 2011 at 08:03...

“the end of French hypocrisy.” is the headline today. The absinthe industry seems to be in awe of the potential market that awaits in France.......

Huh (with gallic shrug)

THEABSINTHEPROFESSOR said on Wed, 1 Jun 2011 at 21:24...

Nobody drinks it in Switzerland? The locals in that misty old valley do obviously ...as they used to bootleg it. I suppose you mean there isn't much of a local market. The French will not start a new love affair with absinthe IMHO. Ask yourself this question : why was absinthe popular in days of old?

La Fee Vertigo said on Mon, 6 Jun 2011 at 08:29...

Because the wine crop failed?
Because it gets you drunk quickly?
Because...just because.

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