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> European Committee to vote for new legal definition of absinthe
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post Dec 8 2012, 01:54 AM
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post Dec 8 2012, 09:03 PM
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I, as a consumer/connoisseur/guzzler of absinthe just cannot afford anymore any undrinkable absinthes -- I have sinked too many already. A.a. in the coloring step is one way to make it unenjoyable, if not undrinkable, I think. Neither do I want any absinthe that won't louche at all (weakish louche however is OK). So , definitions or not, I would like to hear from the maker or vendor the following if and when a new absinthe comes to the market:
  • If it is marketed as 'bitter' (adjective) does that just mean that it is not sweetened or is it bitter as grande wormwood is?
  • Does it follow a traditional recipe (no quotation marks here) or does it contain "secret ingredients"?
  • Who makes the absinthe?
  • Do I get a discount? (Well not really)


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post Dec 10 2012, 02:30 PM
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QUOTE(Bruno Rygseck @ Dec 7 2012, 01:44 PM) *

True, and t-jone is not a flavoring agent as far as I know. While they are at it, they could also define 'bitter' in absinth(e) context. Colored with A.a?


Coloring with A.a would ruin the taste of the absinthe, but the amounts involved are so small that they would not affect in any significant way the thújone content of the finished product.


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post Dec 10 2012, 03:17 PM
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How about official quality designations, ie Supérieur, Ordinaire, Oil mix, Macerate with requirements for each based on process and ingredients. Supérieur for instance would require classic distillation methods and natural coloration by herbs with a limit on ingredients based on the range used in classic recipes.

Designation should have to appear on the label.


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post Dec 10 2012, 04:04 PM
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Drink it or sink it is all the consumer really needs to know.


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post Dec 10 2012, 04:45 PM
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True, but upfront designations (if the rules weren't written by big producers) would save people a lot of money by lessening the chances of buying crap.


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post Dec 10 2012, 05:15 PM
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Corrupt institutions thrive by making people throw good money after bad. The various power brokers that control alcohol as a commodity are about as corrupt as they come. I see little hope of the consumer getting any help from any of them.


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post Dec 13 2012, 02:29 PM
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We need an enlightened individual to bring back from the mount an Absinthe Reinheitsgebot that would last for 500 years… <sigh>


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post Dec 14 2012, 10:04 PM
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"I have acquired a taste for your elixier…" not.


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post Feb 20 2013, 10:12 PM
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Ooops. wrong thread.


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post Feb 21 2013, 12:55 AM
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