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Oxygenee
Who's going?

As usual those who are have an open invitation to join us on Friday night at the fondue hut.
martin.zufanek
I am definitely going! That will be my summer highlight wink.gif
Steve
God I can't wait.

I heard from slp and Daniel who wanted to make sure they are included in the fondue hut thing.
absinthist
Can't make it that year. Will provide samples to Marc and Stijn.
slp
thanks Steve :)
yes îndeed :) hooray for the fondue.

Two weeks to go.
Alan
Planning to have live webcam from our distillery from 8:30 EST Friday onwards (3 - 4 hours). Hope that works for drunk diallers still up from Thursday night.

See representatives of Swiss and French absinthes shake hands (and/or crotch punch). As well as CAB and myself, we're expecting Oxy, MarcT, Spoon, PV, Stijn, Habu, Helfrich, Aggelos, SLP, Dom Lochet, Jen (absinthe-shop), Antoine (Rue Verte), Rogerio (Brazilian bar-tender from Tokyo) etc. Who did I miss out?


absinthist
Do not disappoint me, guys. Follow the Messiah's example of the last year evill.gif
mgs
I will arrive there this Saturday around noon….

I promise that I will not talk about soccer and World Cup there…

see you,

- Marcelo
Steve
I will be there! Sven said that Jen is not coming. :(

Looking forward to meeting you, Marcelo, but next time you must arrive in time for the fondue party on Friday night!
Patlow
That wass the highlight of my visit. I must return again next year…
mgs
too bad…. I did not know about the fondue on Friday…… I made my plans already for Saturday and made several meetings today, so I cannot go tonight……………………

My French cell phone is +33 643 033 699.

I would be delighted to meet "my virtual absinthe buddies" in person…

cheers,

- Marcelo
crosby
Um, no. "Real Busy". Butt one of these years.

Fuck me, I can't even hit LFX.

I screw the pooch enough the way the economy is; I have to put family first these days.

Maybe this absinthe thing will last a few more years.
Alan
QUOTE(Alan @ Jun 17 2010, 09:16 AM) *

Planning to have live webcam from our distillery from 8:30 EST Friday onwards (3 - 4 hours). Hope that works for drunk diallers still up from Thursday night.

Live webcam now … Not much to see yet .. No sound .. we don't want you to hear what we are saying about you.
absinthist
I happen to recognize 4 persons and that I am not sure, either. Who is already there? Who is coming? Why such a distance from the camera?
Alan
Rogerio is here! Also Antoine Rue Verte, Dimitri from Arizona, Stefan (Habu).
sixela
QUOTE(Steve @ Jun 17 2010, 11:23 PM) *

Looking forward to meeting you, Marcelo, but next time you must arrive in time for the fondue party on Friday night!


Yeah -- the pre-party at CAB's distillery and the fondue party (and usual after-party) are actually the real fête wink.gif.
absinthist
Indeed!™ But looking at the cam, the party has died. Or the angle is wrong.
sixela
Waddya mean? The distillery is packed. (It's also uncanny to realise that you can recognize Mthuilli even when he stands at the back and fills only a few pixels with lots of artefacts, just by the way he stands and moves).

But he's moved to the front now. Wearing black, "for a change".

absinthist
I have recognized Marc and a few others. Some time ago, it was just a group of unknown people in the middle. Have you seen the absinthe bongs? They were in the middle, too.

For a change-Ha!
Patlow
Link?
absinthist
That one

but they seem to be leaving. Last year, we were leaving almost at the same time, too.

Patlow
Thanks, Bogster!
absinthist
I am sure there will be pics. The fact I am not there, doesn't mean I am not there.
Bruno Rygseck
Drunk dialling is sooo 1990's. Drunk MMS it shall be, at least.

Have a great time, everybody!

Aggelos
And great time it was. I need a few days without alcohol.
absinthist
Pics, pics, pics…
Marc
QUOTE(Aggelos @ Jun 20 2010, 01:40 PM) *

I need a few days without alcohol.

I think I need a petite bleue now, before hitting the bed.

Great time again.

Mgs, sorry we didn't meet on Saturday.
mgs
I finally found some time to write about my experience in Boveresse. I drove through the Jura mountains, from Belfort in France to Boveresse in Switzerland….. I am really happy that I rented a GPS, it would be impossible to drive in those small roads, throughs cities and arrive there without that wonderful device…. And I came back very late, it was very dark, low clouds and the GPS helped me a lot to start driving at 11:00 pm back home.

I visited the stands in the city, but it is a small local event, in two hours you see the whole Boveresse…. Then I was walking and quickly recognized Alan. I shouted by his name and told my name and very soon I met Jen, her husband and many other people (one advantage of using a real pic in the forum is for this first time we meet people).

I had a wonderful experience that I will never forget. We went to walk in the forest and stopped in a wood box. There was an absinthe bottle, a glass and a notebook to leave something written. We can drink the absinthe, louching it in the natural water coming down the mountain…. beautiful… I recorded a video of louching and want to post, maybe I will add to youtube and send the link here. After that we saw some fields of wormwood and other herbs. There was a guy from Netherlands (forgot his name) who wants to start producing absinthe, and knew all about it….. Alan is a superb-supernice-guy…. he took us all around……

I went to the distillery of La Clandestine and tried La Capricieuse…. In addition I tried Angélique…. it is a very interesting absinthe that does not have anis taste, with a little bitter end… I tried it louched, then I tried it with equal part of water (so it is not louched, and taste a very different drink), then Claude gave us a frozen Angelique with some water, we take a small sip, hold it in the tongue for 5 to 10 seconds and then swallow in one shot, it is a very interesting experience…

After all these we went to a nice restaurant in the mountain. I met Peter from LogisticX who had many people with him…. We ate well, but I did not drink much, because I was going to drive back….. THere was a very interesting dessert, a kind of ice cream cake with absinthe and they put fire to melt the cake….. Don't remember the French name for that…

So, I will be posting pictures somewhere (I am not all familiar with how to post pictures and link to forums like this, but will find out). THe vide of louching absinthe in the runnig water of a mountain and the desserta with absinthe I will put on youtube this week and send to you.

It was really really a nice experience. I had fun and met very interesting people. I even met a Brazilian who has a bar in Tokyo and came to this event because they have absinthe in Tokyo….

Cheers,

- Marcelo

Alan
QUOTE(absinthist @ Jun 20 2010, 09:29 AM) *

Pics, pics, pics…

Here, here, here.

Assuming Facebook privacy settings allow ….
Tibro
Although "facebook" and "privacy" do not impress me as the most compatible terms, in this case it's enough to bar my access.
Steve
You have to be at least a "friend of a friend" to see any of my stuff on facebook.
Steve
absinthist
QUOTE(Alan @ Jun 20 2010, 09:59 PM) *

Assuming Facebook privacy settings allow ….

They work that time, although there are some other picsets I would like to see, too.
mgs
I made this video with some pics and a short recording, and selected the music "The Hours" by Philip Glass which I really love. I want to share this interpretation of what I felt in going to Boveresse this past weekend :

Boveresse - June 19 2010

cheers, Sugar.gif fairy.gif fairy.gif yes.gif

- Marcelo
Kirk
Bravo Marcelo, very nice, poetic even. were the white bails on the edge of the field absinthe in storage?
mgs
yes…. we visited a wormwood field used by the association of producers… those white bags were storing the absinthe…..

- Marcelo
Alan
QUOTE(Kirk @ Jun 22 2010, 06:28 PM) *

Bravo Marcelo, very nice, poetic even. were the white bails on the edge of the field absinthe in storage?

And I thought they looked like big sugar lumps.

Great video, Marcelo. Only spoiled a little bit by the pictures of me.
Aggelos
Yup, right, pictures don't do justice to the character. Next year I make a compilation of your best moments :)
absinthist
Great, Marcelo! You have captured the essence.
Poe
Well done Mgs, great video!!
Kirk
That's a rather poor way to store herbs, it's nearly the worst thing you could do to them other than leaving them in the open.
Tibro
I agree. I find it hard to believe those could be A.a. That's how you treat silage. An adjacent field must have been dedicated to feed. Seems a much more reasonable proposition.
Alan
QUOTE(Kirk @ Jun 23 2010, 05:28 AM) *

That's a rather poor way to store herbs, it's nearly the worst thing you could do to them other than leaving them in the open.

The white bags are used for storing dried grass/hay for cows.

The herbs are stored in barns.
mgs
my bad ! sorry for the mis-information.

- mgs
Steve
Some really great pics at Gazette de l'Absinthe.
Grim
Great pics.

Did anyone snatch photos (head-on) of Emile's alambics à bain-marie à pression basculant? I like the modifications.
Steve
I have some, but not closeups. Did you notice the hessian-covered balls?

Edit: geez, you can't even write closeups without the word filter kicking in!
Grim
Indeed.

That distillery is such a fabulous place to be.
sixela
Smokin Monkey.gif Smokin Monkey.gif Smokin Monkey.gif

Sorry, couldn't resist.
Grim
Awww, how cute. Sixela lost his focus on grammar.

(Sorry. Neither could I.)
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