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Patlow
… anyone perfectly cool in this?

http://events.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/dinin…20xmSqkqTAa3hMQ
Shabba53
How about this?
Absomphe
“I was surprised by how few lousy ones there were,” said Pete…"


They misspelled 'Petr'.
G&C
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2. We lowered the anise levels so as to not be too bitter.

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Wild Bill Turkey
How do established drink writers keep getting away with portraying absinthe drinkers as freaks whose opinion isn't worth considering when evaluating a drink that the writers themselves acknowledge they neither understand or appreciate?

How does a writer get away with admitting that of his top favorite absinthes, two are essentially NOT absinthe, and that's what he likes about them?

If one of these ass-clowns admitted he wasn't a wine-drinker, and then proceeded to review twenty wines, finally selecting Seagram's Wine Cooler™ as his favorite because it was more like Sprite™, and didn't have that "winey taste", he'd be a public joke and a cautionary tale for the writer that immediately replaced him at the NYT.

But because absinthe is new to this country, the established drink writers think they can still be arbiters of taste, even when they don't know dick about the subject. And somehow make fun of the people who do know what they're tasting, and have strong opinions about it.

Fuckheads, all of them…

{edited to appease the biggest Fuckety-Fuckhead of them all, Sixela, "whose" being right only makes matters worse}
Provenance
QUOTE(Wild Bill Turkey @ May 13 2009, 10:01 AM) *
How do established drink writers keep getting away with portraying absinthe drinkers as freaks who's opinion isn't worth considering

Because absinthe drinkers are freaks who's opinion isn't worth considering.
sixela
QUOTE(Wild Bill Turkey @ May 13 2009, 07:01 PM) *

How do established drink writers keep getting away with portraying absinthe drinkers as freaks who's opinion isn't worth considering

Writers absolutely hate people who can't get their apostrophes right wink.gif.
sixela
QUOTE(G&C @ May 13 2009, 06:51 PM) *

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2. We lowered the anise levels so as to not be too bitter.

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Of course. Everyone knows anethole is twelve times as bitter as saccharose blink.gif .

Donnie Darko
Don't you just love how not ONE of the tasting comments mentioned Wormwood? Next time I'm wondering what the most dynamic and expressive Chopin piece is, I'll just go ask a drummer.

Patlow
Absinthe = Wormwood?!?!?!?

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Wild Bill Turkey
QUOTE(sixela @ May 13 2009, 02:40 PM) *

QUOTE(Wild Bill Turkey @ May 13 2009, 07:01 PM) *

How do established drink writers keep getting away with portraying absinthe drinkers as freaks who's opinion isn't worth considering

Writers absolutely hate people, blah blah blah

Fixed.
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