Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Archives Thru July 2001: Topics Archived Thru Dec 2000:Brazil
By Bob_chong on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 - 12:00 am: Edit


You've been doing a lot of rhyming lately. You moonlighting as a phonics guru on the side?



By Grimbergen on Monday, December 11, 2000 - 11:57 pm: Edit

Thanks Don. Good to know before I offend any friends down there.


By Don_walsh on Monday, December 11, 2000 - 11:41 pm: Edit

Grim, that's Sao Paolo not San Palo. And it's pronounce Sow Powlow, Sow and Pow rhyme, low rhymes with blow.

By Bob_chong on Monday, December 11, 2000 - 08:26 pm: Edit

Also, the Neto in Br. is going for about $24 US per bottle in supermarkets. Ouch.

By Bob_chong on Monday, December 11, 2000 - 08:20 pm: Edit

It looks like one guy has a monopoly on the importation. If someone wanted to bring in an alternative to the "Lisbon sheep dip," as Don calls Neto Costa, they could make a lot of money. Of course, it would have to be below 54 degrees, which means that most of the Spanish would qualify.

Wanna take a few Portugese classes and head down south?


By Grimbergen on Monday, December 11, 2000 - 07:44 pm: Edit

Thanks Bob!

A friend of mine lives in San Palo and runs a bar there. I'm trying to find out a little information for him about absinthe in Brazil.


By Bob_chong on Monday, December 11, 2000 - 07:31 pm: Edit


It's legal, as long as it comes under Brazil's alcohol maximum limit, which is 54%. The only brand there right now is Neto Costa, which is being specially made and imported from Brazil. Tons and tons of it is down there now.

Get ready to whip out your babelfish (or an alternate version that has more languages: There are several articles about absinto in Brazil. Just do a google search for "absinto" and then look at the websites with the ".br" suffix in the address (i.e., Brazil). I didn't bookmark the one I mentioned earlier, but I do remember that it was a Brazilian beverage trade-mag type of thing.

Why do you ask, anyway? Know someone going down there?


P.S. This will get you started:

By Grimbergen on Monday, December 11, 2000 - 06:17 pm: Edit

Hi all. Does anyone know for certain the legal status of absinthe in Brazil?

Phil, are you certain that the absinthe you mentioned recently was purchased in Brazil?

Do you still know the webpage where you found the article on absinthe in brazil?


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