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Quidam (Artemis)
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 7:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Editor - Even the best us get fooled."

My intent was to post the link that Peter later posted. When I couldn't find it, I fell back on the first Google hit of what I recognized as Peter's article about the festival. I didn't even take note of WHERE the link pointed, only that the information was useful.

I don't approve of the tactics used by the owner of the site I posted, and I would ask that Admin delete it altogether in favor of the Verawench link, because Vera is okay with me.
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pierre verte (Petermarc)
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 3:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

i brought caves du roy the sample of libertine and un émile, they are about five minutes from my apartment (blvd barbès)...nice couple who want to carry a good selection of absinthe, eventually.
lavinia has a mindboggling selection of foreign wine for a french wineshop (they actually have turley zinfandel at a mere 300 euros a bottle), and spirits galore but has nothing in the way of absinthe (absente)...shameful...

boveresse, june:
http://www.absinthe.ch/new/

worth le detour...your friendly absinthe mafia will be there, as usual...
Quidam (Artemis)
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 3:24 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

*********************************
Editor - Even the best (of) us get fooled.
No harm done, Artemis.

See also

Verawench's Emerald Quest featuring Peter's Original Boveresse Account
Quelle vie ont eue nos grands-parents
Entre l'absinthe et les grands-messes... ?

Quidam (Artemis)
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 2:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"What happens in Boveresse in June?"

Absinthe festival, in the birthplace of absinthe.
Quelle vie ont eue nos grands-parents
Entre l'absinthe et les grands-messes... ?

Michael (Turangalila)
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 2:02 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

pierre_verte;

What happens in Boveresse in June? There's a chance I may be a Eurail pass away, so to speak - I'll probably be in Paris for a some portion of the summer and wouldn't mind changing my travelling plans a little...

(And Val-De-Travers is probably lovely on its own merits, in any case.)
Luc (Luc)
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 9:29 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I guess you know him :
Caves du Roy, 24 rue Simard, 75018
They told me that they would have soon an unknow absinth : Libertine.

And there's also Lavinia, a huge store (3 & 5 bd de la Madeleine).
pierre verte (Petermarc)
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Post Number: 425
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 8:50 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

>My regular spirits store in Paris will perhaps sell it in a few weeks but I can't wait !

where is your cavist?
simon pedersen (Simon)
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 8:33 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Gerry's is good, but also try Vintage house a few doors down on Old compton st. These places are on my doorstep and at the moment vintage house has a better stock. There's also a great place on Percy st off Tottenham court rd which has more choice than any i know of (I used to sell to these places when i worked for NMP (Mari Mayans). They have Larsand, Deva 50, pernod 68, un emile 68, la fee, sebor as well as all the crappy stuff (More crap than the previous)
Luc (Luc)
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Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 1:16 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanx a lot guys and specially Pierre for the complete information.
Un Emile (the three in fact) have such a good buz that I want it since the beginning :-)

My regular spirits store in Paris will perhaps sell it in a few weeks but I can't wait !
Alphasoixante (Alphasoixante)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 1:38 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"wonderfully crisp and freshy fresh." that's the most delicious description i've ever heard. i guess i'll have to try it. it sounds like the opposite of the round and warmly warm emile 68. or maybe not warm, but lukewarm. or maybe blandy bland. it's like the goldilocks the bears ate. or was that the porridge.
pierre verte (Petermarc)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 1:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

paris? absinthe? wouldn't know...

but, london:
Gerry's Wines & Spirits
74 Old Compton Street
London W1 - Soho - Theater District
Mon-Fri : 9-6.30 and Sat : 9-5.30
M° Leicester Square
(T) 207 734 4215

no blanche or sapin on the shelves yet...demand it in a surly fashion!

and, for la bleue, i suggest going to boveresse, val-de-travers in june...

and stop spelling absinthe like a german!
Kallisti (Admin)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 1:02 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Oh yes, I meant to mention that. I've just tried it myself. It's wonderfully crisp and freshy fresh.

Is it on store shelves yet?
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Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 11:01 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'd try some of the Emile Absinthe Blanche, in lieu of buying an expensive bottle of Le Bleu.
Kallisti (Admin)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 10:47 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Oui, Oui!

Eet eeez PIERRRRRE!

where is that guy?

Luc, you came to the right place. They'll poke in eventually.
“A lady who has a secure seat is never prettier than when in the saddle, and she who cannot make her conquest there, may despair of the power of her charms elsewhere.” - THE MANNERS THAT WIN, 1880

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Oxygenee (Oxygenee)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 9:52 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I think there's an American guy in Paris who claims to know a little bit about absinthe, and especially Un Emile. I forget the name....Paul?...Perry?...Paddy?...Patrick?...the name's on the tip of my tongue...
Crosby (Crosby)
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Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 9:36 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

According to La Fee's web site, Tesco and Harrods carry their product.

http://www.eabsinthe.com/

For where to buy Un Emile:

http://www.absintheonline.com/News_and_reveiws.htm
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Luc (Luc)
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Username: Luc

Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 7:50 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello,

I plan to go to London just to buy absinth (Un emile and La Fée). The funny thing is that it's french absinths and I am a French who is looking for absinth in U.K. =)
Is there a shop in London with a large choice of absinths (I don't think that huge stores like Harrods or Tesco sell a lot of absinths) ? Is there an englishman in here ?!

By the way, I'm new here (french, Paris), I read this forum for a few months and I've just registered. I enjoy Pernod 68 (fortunately, I can buy it in Paris) and like you, I am mad about absinth (history, taste, ritual, spoons, fountains, everything).
I also plan to buy a Swiss La Bleu to Bettina (#1).

If you have any questions about absinth and Paris, ask me (is there others french here ?) !

Cheers

Luc

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