Absinthes.com CEO Alfred went to Pontarlier, France, to take part in the French Absinthe Festival. Apart from the chance to taste local absinthes, a 8.5m hike is the main attraction of this festival. It takes place once every two years. (more…)
Absinthe La Blanche is, as the name suggests, a clear absinthe! Unlike most clear absinthes, called “La Bleues” that are made in Switzerland, this one is distilled in France, and French white absinthes offer very different aroma profiles than Swiss Bleues, which is a nice change once in a while. Let’s see what Stefanie thinks of this absinthe!
You have certainly already noticed that there are various ways of spelling our favorite spirit from the Val-de-Travers (a small region in Switzerland where absinthe was first ‘discovered’). Absinthe, absinth, absynthe, absenta…which of these spellings then captures the real spirit of absinthe?! The following explanations shine some light on the various spellings of absinthe.
Absinthe is French for wormwood (artemisia absinthium), (more…)
You know just as well as I do, everyone has their own preferences and taste. However, some of those differences can be explained. That’s why I’m going to attempt to make it clear for you, why some people drink their absinthe with sugar and why others (the Swiss for example) find it exasperating to do such thing.
In order to do so, I’m going to have to go back time a little. However, I just want to point out a few important things that I think are important to remember: