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post Nov 28 2009, 01:44 PM
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I suspect that I will be sending a lot of money over there before December 31.


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post Nov 28 2009, 03:03 PM
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WTF!?!?!? Best news ever!


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post Nov 28 2009, 03:29 PM
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Really? I don't see anything on the website that says so.

EDIT: I see, it doesn't add in shipping if you look at your shopping cart.

Why is Verte Suisse now renamed VS 1898? Is the only difference the label?
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post Nov 28 2009, 04:24 PM
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QUOTE(Donnie Darko @ Nov 28 2009, 07:29 AM) *

Why is Verte Suisse now renamed VS 1898? Is the only difference the label?


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Verte Suisse has now been renamed VS 1898, to differentiate this French absinthe from a Swiss-made product.


So says the site. Which Swiss-made product, btw? Why 1898?


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post Nov 28 2009, 04:34 PM
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Just a guess, but I sense the French authorities being picky about the label.
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post Nov 28 2009, 04:38 PM
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And Holy Hell is right. I'm going to drop a bundle on this!

Also, it says in big red letters on the main page:
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FREE worldwide shipping for all orders over 100 British Pounds Sterling until December 31, 2009!
Only a 5 British Pound handling charge will be applied.
Take advantage for the holiday season!
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post Nov 28 2009, 04:49 PM
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This is great since DUNY is basically bare. Now it's cheaper to order NO from England.


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post Nov 28 2009, 04:50 PM
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Way cheaper.
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post Nov 28 2009, 06:44 PM
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You can order New York absinthe made in the Catskills near the Delaware River from Catskill Cellars, and soon Astor will have more and you can order from there.


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No free shipping though. But I know that's not the kind of absinthe that many FV folk prefer.


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post Nov 28 2009, 07:04 PM
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I get their newsletter, or I wouldn't have known. The current exchange rate on the pound isn't half bad right now either.

Dakini, at the risk of asking about something which I'm sure has already been explained and discussed ad nauseum, what is the likelihood of you ever taking online orders yourself? A simple STFU is acceptable if I the only reason I don't know is that I haven't been P'ingTFA.


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post Nov 28 2009, 07:16 PM
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post Nov 28 2009, 08:15 PM
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Even La Clandestine is not about $10 cheaper from LDF than DUNY's "sale" price (provided your order meets the minimum for free shipping from each vendor)!!

Note that it's best to use a credit card that doesn't charge a fee for transactions in a foreign currency, often 2%. I only know of two that do not charge such a fee: Schwab Bank VISA and Capital One.
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post Nov 28 2009, 09:03 PM
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I use a Visa Check card and have never paid a fee for a transaction at LdF. That may just be a bank card thing, I don't know. This falls in the broad range of topics I'm woefully ignorant of.

Very helpful link Steve, thank you. At least as of 2005 then, NY wasn't an alcohol control state, so it looks as though she could work the same exception that many wineries do to sell directly to their customers. Although, I don't know that it would open the door for online sales… which is all I really care about.


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post Nov 28 2009, 09:39 PM
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Damnit, my Visa card is going to hate me.

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post Nov 28 2009, 10:28 PM
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Article 5 of NY's ABC laws specifically prohibits NY distilleries (except farm distilleries)* from selling direct to the public (actually they say I can only sell to other alcohol license holders such as retailers and wholesalers).

It would probably require a legal challenge to get the states to accept interstate direct sales and a challenge to the imposition of a three tier system. But I don't have that kind of money for that kind of challenge.


* Why am I not a farm distillery? Because in NY a farm distillery must use 100% NY agricultural products, and anise and fennel don't really grow here (certainly not for seed). So therefore, farm distilleries can't make absinthe.


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