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[30 Nov 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Interview with Sven Olsen, one of the fathers of la Maison Fontaine

Sven Olsen, whom we have met earlier this year in Pontarlier and Boveresse, was recently in Paris, for a training at the Park Hyatt hotel. He was kind enough to answer our questions.

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[5 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
“Our mission is to recreate history, not rewrite it”

Behind the latest evolutions of the French law regarding absinthe, there is a name often quoted. Even though he is much more known for being the creator of one of the most acclaimed absinthes line, namely the Jade line, Theodore A. Breaux often takes part in scientific, educative and legal ventures in the interest of the green fairy. He accepted to answer our questions following the publication of an amendment to a French law proposal that would lead to the repeal of the 1915 ban on absinthe in France.

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[19 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]
Absinthe will soon be legal again in France

France is a very peculiar case in terms of absinthe-related legislation: it is one of the the only countries, with the United States, where, while the nature of the product has been authorized for years now, selling it under the name “absinthe” is still prohibited. The law stating this said prohibition could well be soon repealed.
Detailed explanations after the jump.

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[25 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Absinthe Butterfly : Interview with Brian Fernald

Following the release of the Butterfly, an exclusive interview with the man who brought back the vintage brand to life, Brian Fernald.

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[26 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Butterfly : a Belle Epoque american absinthe resurected in the Val de Travers

Brian Fernald, a very dedicated American absintheur and a very famours Swiss distiller cooperated to bring back to life an absinthe Brand that was produced in the US before the prohibition