The following links will provide you with all the correct and valuable information every absintheur could wish for, whether you are an experienced connoisseur or just beginning your journey.
A blog dedicated to promoting Australian absinthe culture, product reviews, art, literature, music and lifestyle. Run by the New Libertines Jonathan Carfax and Robert Maxwell, this is the first website to provide an uniquely Australian perspective. Both have been deeply involved in the earliest stages of absinthe revival in Australia. Jonathan was instrumental in successfully lobbying the Australian and New Zealand authorities to prevent the prohibition of Wormwood species from food thus ensuring our access to absinthe. Robert, the resident historian, journalist and passionate collector will delve into the history of absinthe in our colonial past and will no doubt come up with some very interesting information. Check in with them for regular updates and be part of the Australian absinthe renaissance.
La Fée Verte Absinthe House
Certainly the most extensive, dedicated and referenced absinthe site on the internet. Complete with historical information regarding all things absinthe, tastings and reviews and a great online forum which is frequented by several of the distillers whose superb absinthes are available exclusively at Absinthesalon.
The Wormwood Society
Managed by a Seattle based absinthe connoisseur, Gwydion Stone aka Hiram, this wonderfully designed website is a wealth of information with reference to absinthe laws in regard to the United States and the absinthe reformation which is now taking place there. At the Wormwood Society you will find one of the most informative absinthe forums.
A fantastic information site by Markus Harstmar, a truly ardent absintheur from Sweden. Features many absinthe brand reviews both modern and vintage and great anecdotal stories of absinthe travels in Europe.
The Virtual Absinthe Museum
An inexhaustible font of information pertaining to history, literature and lore of absinthe, with hundreds of original documents and a comprehensive photo-archive of absinthe related art and antiques. A sister site to La Fée Verte Absinthe House and also run by David Nathan-Maister - nom de plume: Oxygenée.
So you want to know what thujone really is? This site gives you all the accurate, authoritative information about thujone, the controversial active ingredient in absinthe. This site includes abstracts or full text versions of peer-reviewed scientific papers on the subject.
Jade Absinthes on Foreign Correspondent - ABC Television
An excellent segment on Postcard from France featuring the Jade Absinthes of Ted A. Breaux. See how the Jades are distilled at the Combier Distillery in Saumur and visit Luc Santiago at his quaint Parisian absinthe boutique where he prepares a beautiful glass of Verte de Fougerolles. Both of these wonderful absinthes are exclusively available at Absinthesalon.
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