|By Lordhobgoblin on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 - 09:38 am: Edit|
I didn't realise you were French-Canadian (I hadn't looked at your profile). I forgot that Canada is really 2 countries. I have a good friend in Montreal whom my sister is visiting at this very moment. You probably would have every justification at being pissed off with your colonial status (even if you're not).
|By Wolfgang on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 09:49 pm: Edit|
Ho, and by the way, concerning alcohols... The SAQ give us one of the best choice in the world. We can chose from over a thousand brand of wine in most SAQ store...It`s just sad stey don't even reply to any email talking about absinthe, even if it`s not against the law...
|By Wolfgang on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 09:46 pm: Edit|
My Lord, I don't give a shit about this said colonial status. I just feal like having no piece of land to call home. I feal like being historicaly non exsistant and would be glad to be born somewhere in Europe, be it France or UK.
this being said, no hard fealing, Wolf.
|By Lordhobgoblin on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 02:00 pm: Edit|
I reckon that the Canadians (if not entirely happy with their colonial status) are happy with UK type alcohol laws ;-)
They can drink absinthe legally and none of this silly wait until 21 before you can legally drink. Remaining a colony has it's benefits. I'll bet that underneath all the bravado, you Yanks, with your draconian approach to alcohol and soft drugs, are green with envy.
|By Perruche_Verte on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 12:31 pm: Edit|
Damn! You guys should hurry up and secede so you can write your own alcohol laws. But maybe that's not such a good thing -- the PQ would probably be ultraprotectionist and try to keep out imports, no?
How about other provinces in Canada? I want to try sending some to a friend.
|By Wolfgang on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 11:04 am: Edit|
Well, unfortunately, it's a british colony (whatever they say, we still have the queen on our coins).?
Seriously, the problem is about importing alcohol, not absinthe.
|By Petermarc on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 10:28 am: Edit|
it is france, afterall, isn't it? ;-)
|By Wolfgang on Monday, July 16, 2001 - 10:22 am: Edit|
I did and it finally told me they do not ship to Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
|By Perruche_Verte on Sunday, July 15, 2001 - 07:09 pm: Edit|
Someone -- Wolfgang, I think? -- posted that Green Bohemia won't ship La Fee to Canada.
Are you sure? I checked eabsinthe.com, and Canada is in their drop-down menu of countries.
I have heard Canadian customs are strict, but apparently only about pornography and "subversive" political materals, as it apparently doesn't stop SC. So it shouldn't stop GB either.
Has anyone tried ordering from them?
|By Melinelly on Monday, June 25, 2001 - 09:19 am: Edit|
just la fee. he added them as an afterthought, told my sisinlaw he usually charges for them with a *winkwinknudgenudge* eh.
|By Zack on Sunday, June 24, 2001 - 07:33 pm: Edit|
With each bottle of absinthe, or just La Fee? I haven't gotten any La Fee from them yet.
|By Melinelly on Sunday, June 24, 2001 - 07:20 pm: Edit|
yeah, Gerry's. that's the place. we got a spoon with each bottle.
|By Bjacques on Sunday, June 24, 2001 - 03:21 pm: Edit|
Did they give you a spoon?
...and through it all, the unblinking eye stared at me. I don't remember anything after that.
|By Zack on Saturday, June 23, 2001 - 07:54 pm: Edit|
"Yup, that was me. Thank Zack for having a better memory for names (or better retrieval skills)."
I'm looking at the Gerry's shopping bag right here, heh.
|By Bjacques on Saturday, June 23, 2001 - 07:45 pm: Edit|
Yup, that was me. Thank Zack for having a better memory for names (or better retrieval skills).
Has anyone actually tried the 80% Bulgarian rocket fuel? There's supposed to be a shop here that carries it now. I'm suspicious of eastern European absinthe, especially the higher proof stuff. It seems like a ploy to add kick to cover up for lack of taste.
|By Melinelly on Saturday, June 23, 2001 - 06:16 pm: Edit|
ah, bjacques, was it you who posted that info a month or two ago? if so, thank you! it was quite instrumental being able to tell my sister-in-law exactly where to go ;) cheers!
|By Zack on Saturday, June 23, 2001 - 06:15 pm: Edit|
Gerry's Wines & Spirits - 74 Old Compton Street
|By Bjacques on Saturday, June 23, 2001 - 03:14 pm: Edit|
If you've got anyone going to the UK, London > Soho > Old Compton St. There are two shops there that carry absinthe: Vintage Liquors or Tom's Liquors. I forget which is which, but the one furthest from Oxford St is the one that has La Fee. It's 35 quid.
|By Grimbergen on Saturday, June 23, 2001 - 03:02 pm: Edit|
Well if you San Franers would do as I say and come down here, you can try some of mine.
|By Chrysippvs on Friday, June 22, 2001 - 09:11 pm: Edit|
La Fee and Deva to me are about the same...not worth paying Betina the Atlantic tax for IMHO
|By Melinelly on Friday, June 22, 2001 - 08:47 pm: Edit|
if you know someone living in or visiting the UK, you can have them ship or bring you a bottle... otherwise, there is no distribution except to go through Betina. not sure what she's charging though. between what she charges for spanish and la bleue maybe?
if you just want to try some rather than go through the trouble of getting yourself a bottle, i'm sure one of us will have some next time we bay areans meet.
|By Scoobydoo on Friday, June 22, 2001 - 07:46 pm: Edit|
I keep hearing a lot of good things about La Fee...but I haven't heard anyone say how to get it. Is it still possible to purchase? Is it available anywhere?
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