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> Switzerland Consider Legalising Absinthe, From an email sent out by eabsinthe.com:
Kallisti
post Sep 25 2003, 10:02 PM
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Wow. The first news article I've posted to the links section in a loooong time.

As for the article "creative lubricant" is what I've got slathered all over this site.

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post Sep 26 2003, 06:51 AM
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"The Swiss don't have the same alcohol distilling infrastructure the French did. It's not like they can just instantly start producing Absinthe again like Pernot & Guy did by firing up the stills that were already there."

It might be easier than that, Donnie. I mean, (rumor has it that) some, maybe most of the current producers actually are commercial distillers, with licenses and everything. Their legitimate business is making kirsch and other liqueurs, and they buy their alcohol from the government.

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post Sep 26 2003, 09:15 PM
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Hi all!

Phew! I've been trying to register here since forever and FINALLY got approval(thanks Kallisti!) As to the Swiss legalizing absinthe, I believe they will, and shortly. Once France reconsidered it's folly it was only a matter of time before Switzerland followed suit! As Johnny Depp noted in "Absinthe A Myth Always Green: Business dictates law. This axiom bodes well for us fans of the La Bleus from La Jura. On that note I just received a wonderful La Bleu from a friend and noted the incredible room filling complex aroma and flavor. However, after a few swallows I asked myself self what's wrong with this picture: answer, not enough BITE, not to mention the lack of GREEN flavor from the missing coloration step. SO I decided to blend(literally in a blender!) the La Bleu with Emile Sapin! Lo and behold ...near perfection...as close to improvised Jade as one can well...improvise. I highly reccommend trying this at home!!!!!!!

P.S. It's great to finally get on board!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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post Sep 26 2003, 09:16 PM
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I wonder how many people won't like Swiss la Bleue as much, now that it's going to be legal. After all the forbidden fruit always seems sweeter.
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post Sep 26 2003, 10:51 PM
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Once France reconsidered it's [sic] folly


They didn't. The 1915 law is still in force. It's just the EU regulations that have forced them to define what "absinthe" is, legally, *in accordance with EU regulations and the principles of the EU common market*

These days, unless it's pork rib poison (no -- I really wrote pork ribs this time as a pre-emptive strike wink.gif ) or is trying to surf the "absinthe" (in big fat letters) hype wave by labeling it as such, no spirit is "absinthe" according to French law. If it were, it'd still be illegal.

Mhhh -- I wonder if Segarra would be legal or illegal. After all, it doesn't say "Absinthe", not literally letter for letter, and it's sold legally in another country in the common EU market.

The Swiss are trying to take a much more radical decision.


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post Sep 30 2003, 09:39 PM
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Due to increasing popularity, I feel that it's legality is quite possible in Switzerland or wherever...but, it'll take a while.
....supply and demand would be the deciding factor as well as following footsteps. The demand is there...but, de gubment will ignore that to cover it's arss.

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post Sep 30 2003, 09:55 PM
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It's not a question of IF, but of WHEN it will actually be legalized, as plans to do so have already been approved by Swiss Parliament:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3136960.stm

(link posted earlier in this thread by Dpanice)


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post Oct 1 2003, 12:18 AM
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post Oct 1 2003, 02:06 AM
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LOL - I guess reading more than just the last page of the thread would help me.

So, on to the U. S. - uh hem...just crazy thinking.

Very Kewl Newz...Party time:

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post Oct 1 2003, 03:42 AM
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post Oct 1 2003, 07:41 PM
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Can't you just HEAR labels being designed and websites being coded in Switzerland?

What's more, the Swiss seem to have nicely timed this decision to coincide with wormwood harvesting season in the Northern Hemisphere. Unless that's already past in Switzerland (I'm not sure how heavily the altitude affects it).

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post Oct 1 2003, 07:49 PM
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And nicely timed for my trip to Switzerland in March. I'll be in Fribourg for reasons not related to absinthe, but it's in the neighborhood. I wonder if there will be anything decent on store shelves by then.


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post Oct 1 2003, 11:06 PM
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> but my money says her suppliers may try and sell their recipes or at least be consultants at whatever commercial distilleries pop up.

take everything you know about business and the desire to make money that you learned in the states and chuck it once you get on continental europe...i know switzerland isn't europe, but don't expect the 'farmers' to be much different than the french...
anyway, why get excited about making money with absinthe when you can legally grow and sell pot in switzerland?



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post Oct 1 2003, 11:18 PM
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Switzerland isn't Europe?

I feel like when I thought Pennsylvania was part of New England. headbonk.gif
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post Oct 2 2003, 03:01 AM
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I thought it was geographically in Europe, but (politically) not in the EU?

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