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Absinthe : should you drink it neat?
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Friday, 20 March 2015 12:14

First Published by Marie-Claude DELAHAYE on 16 June 2014


Water is absolutely indispensable.


  © Collection Delahaye

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:42
Absinthe Ban 16th March 1915
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Monday, 16 March 2015 10:55

On 16th March 1915 the Green Fairy was banned in France!


"Absinthe Journal - Tokens for sale!  10 centimes go to support poor absinthe manufacturers!" 

Cartoon by O'Galop, Le Rire Rouge, 1915. Collection Delahaye.


Marie-Claude Delahaye of the French Absinthe Museum, Auvers-sur-Oise, outlines the absinthe ban introduced on 16th March 1915.

Read more in French … or with the help of Google Translate!

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 11:00
A History of Absinthe Spoons
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Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:07

Marie-Claude Delahaye,  founder of the Absinthe Museum in Auvers-sur-Oise, has kindly allowed us to translate her blog on the history of Absinthe Spoons which answers some of the frequently asked questions.  To see original blog :


First Published by Marie-Claude DELAHAYE, 17 June 2014

© Delahaye


What are the spoons used for?

Absinthe spoons are simply used for placing a sugar cube on.

Absinthe, a spirit obtained by the maceration and then distillation of plants at 68º to 72º, has no sugar added to the bottle.  In order to soften this strong spirit, sugar is added just before drinking.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:44
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