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Marc
Use a translation tool.
(Thanks Dom)

"Un fabricant d'Afrique du sud vendait de l'absinthe sous l'étiquette "Doubs Premium - Les montagnes du Jura".

Grâce à l'acharnement des avocats du syndicat des liqueurs, ce négociant africain a accepté de retirer de la vente son absinthe contrefaite. Une vente qui se faisait via internet mais des bouteilles commençaient à circuler dans certains commerces en Europe, notamment en Allemagne. Soulagement à la distillerie Guy de Pontarlier.

Pour François Guy, l'absinthe produite à Pontarlier, c'est comme un bébé…Une bouteille à la main il retrace le cheminement qui lui a permis de recommercialiser la liqueur si souvent pointée du doigt. Ce breuvage qui destinait les buveurs à la folie.
Nettoyée de ses taux de tuyonne néfastes, la liqueur fait aujourd'hui bonne figure en rayon et qui la consomme avec modération ne risque plus rien.
Tout ce parcours pour redorer le blason de l'absinthe, François Guy ne veut pas le voir voler en éclat.
Il y a 3 ans on lui a parlé de cette absinthe africaine vendue via internet. Le passionné est allé au bout de son enquête. Il a commandé la fameuse bouteille dont l'étiquette reprenait les ressorts publicitaires français, avec une décoration Art Déco et carrément une appelation rappelant la Franche-Comté: "Doubs Absinthe Premium -Les Montagnes du Jura".
La bouteille est arrivée en France et à la dégustation François Guy a pu constater que la copie s'arrêtait au contenu. Le contenant, lui, était bien loin de sa production.
L'affaire aurait pu en rester car découragé à l'avance par une procédure internationale le pontissalien ne pensait pas attaquer. Jusqu'au jour où il a rencontré un fonctionnaire du ministère de l'agriculture qui lui a conseillé d'alerter rapidement le syndicat des liqueurs pour que ses avocats fasse le travail.
Résultat François Guy vient de recevoir par écrit un engagement de la part de la société sud africaine. Elle promet de ne plus écouler son breuvage sous l'appelation "Doubs" à compter du 31 août 2007. Son site internet est d'ailleurs déjà fermé."
Mistinguett
Who you callen a tool!?
sixela
QUOTE(Mistinguett @ Jul 26 2007, 12:27 PM) *

Who you callen a tool!?


Stop drinkin', start spellin'.
Absomphe
QUOTE(mthuilli @ Jul 26 2007, 02:38 AM) *

Use a translation tool.


If it involved real absinthe, I might make the effort.

Marc
No.

It basically says that Doubs will stop selling his absinthe from August 31st because of Guy's contestations (Doubs being a french region, he was not happy about the name of the South African absinthe).

But it's only the beginning of a long story…
Steyr850
QUOTE(mthuilli @ Jul 26 2007, 08:54 AM) *

But it's only the beginning of a long story…
Did you mean to leave out torrid?
Provenance
Since Guy produces fennel-free nonsinthe I don't quite see his problem.

But then, I don't have a bottle.
Oxygenee
She ain't sung yet.
Provenance
Oxy may make bunny cry.
Oxygenee
Oxy's going to sodomize bunny.
Provenance
Some people will do anything to improve their box office.
Marc
Guy wants to be the "Grate Master of Absinthe".
Only Guy knows about real absinthe and its history.

Such a dick.
Marc
QUOTE(Oxygenee @ Jul 26 2007, 05:18 PM) *

Oxy's going to sodomize bunny.

And bunny's going to cry for real.
Bunny won't sit on his ass again.
Poor bunny.
Absomphe
QUOTE(Oxygenee @ Jul 26 2007, 09:18 AM) *

Oxy's going to sodomize bunny.


I knew Hartsmar had groupies!
traineraz
QUOTE(Oxygenee @ Jul 26 2007, 08:18 AM) *

Oxy's going to sodomize bunny.

Please don't let us know how that works out for ya.

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Steyr850
QUOTE(mthuilli @ Jul 26 2007, 10:21 AM) *

Guy
Such a dick.
You misspelled suck.
Jaded Prole
QUOTE
Oxy's going to sodomize bunny.


abs-cheers.gif

Bunny hasn't begun to cry.
louched liver
Wonder if Oxy's
gonna use the
carrot and the
stick?
traineraz
Dammit, I can't find the origins of the crying bunny.

Well, not that I tried all that hard.
louched liver
That makes
Bunny not
give a xit.
Marc
Trainer, search for Peter's posts.
traineraz
Thanks for the hint.

I thought there was more history than that. Guess not.

Things do catch on quickly 'round these parts. 'cept me, sometimes.
pierreverte
françois guy,
Marc
But the Lounge has the world record of bunny crying.
It's all about 'drama'.
Provenance
Liver made the bunny cry?
Marc
No, Liver eat them.
Fresh and young.
Liver likes FNB.
traineraz
QUOTE(mthuilli @ Jul 26 2007, 02:07 PM) *

But the Lounge has the world record of bunny crying.

I saw.

That's why I thought it had more history that I'd missed.
louched liver
You misspelled-
"hysteria".
traineraz
Indeed!™
hartsmar
Wow. F Guy IS a moron.
G&C
You just now figgered that out?

traineraz
Welcome to the party. Glad you could join us.
hartsmar
Yes, until now I thought he was the best absinthe maker out there.

No, but I didn't think even he would be stupid enough to actually go for this. Usually he's just a lot of talk.
Absomphe
QUOTE(hartsmar @ Jul 26 2007, 06:49 PM) *

Wow. F Guy IS a moron.


Norom™, even.
Jaded Prole
A boycott would be easy enough. I don't buy it anyway.


hartsmar
Problem is, most French in and around Pontarlier - and prolly most of France, think it's a very fine absinthe since it's so damn close to a Liqueur d'Anis or Pastis.
dom_lochet
And "it has been rid of its dangerous molecule"™…
Marc
QUOTE(hartsmar @ Jul 27 2007, 05:31 PM) *

Problem is, most French in and around Pontarlier - and prolly most of France, think it's a very fine absinthe since it's so damn close to a Liqueur d'Anis or Pastis.

And that's the reason why I still like it. A good warmup.

But it doesn't change the fact that he is a dickhead.
Wild Bill Turkey
Yeah. It's the only situation I can think of where I like a product, but would never want the producer to know that I do.
Ari
I think it's time for a merger.
Tabu-Guy distilleries, 'Suing its way to a better absinthe future.'
traineraz
Misspelled "bitter".
Absomphe
You misspelled 'bland'.
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