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Snooth User: jgwinett

Just joined - Absinthe drinker

Posted by jgwinett, Sep 29, 2008.

Hello all just joined snooth a fairly new absinthe drinker favorites include Clandestine and Mansinthe so far have not had the chance to try too many but look forward to more, found the site looking for somewhere that sells the Kubler that has just been accepted here in the states, a mild wine drinker, . last wine was Inzinerator. last Absinthe, Mansinthe. Hope to meet other absinthe drinkers to talk and trade with... James


Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 29, 2008.

Welcome James!
Absinthe is my last drink of the evening. I don't know if it's because of the Absinthe or because of the evenings but I usually am not in the mood to drink afterwards! That is usually around 3am though!
Having any luck finding your Kubler?

Reply by jgwinett, Sep 29, 2008.

Appreciate the welcome Greg, no luck yet on that, however I am having some La Bleue Clandestine tonight, thanks for the reply pal.

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 30, 2008.

Any time. So how was the Bleue? I'm not overly familiar with all these Absinthes. Maybe you can give us a rundown on your experiences with the? A little primer.

Reply by oceank8, Sep 30, 2008.

Welcome. I would love to hear more about absinthe, I haven't ever had it.

Reply by jgwinett, Sep 30, 2008.

Sure, It's the Absinthe Suisse La Bleue Clandestine 53% 35mg thujone, My favorite so far of the 5 or 6 I have tried to date, not heavy in anise very fresh smell when just poured some anise and a light whiff of alcohol at first, I let it sit for a min. after pouring then the fennel wormwood and hyssop start to permeate the air a bit more, as you drip the water into the sugar cube (I use only one for this absinthe) the water starts to louche slowly from the bottom up with nice oil trails into a nice milky white then the smell really starts to come out more, nice smooth sweet taste all the herbs and spices come together nicely it's 53% alcohol but by this time you can hardly taste it ,very nice drink with a smooth finish.. I have many more to try but this one is always in my cabinet.. hope this is helpful...

Reply by jgwinett, Sep 30, 2008.

Maybe a quick photo.. :)

Reply by jgwinett, Sep 30, 2008.

Reply by Philip James, Sep 30, 2008.

Very cool - and welcome to the site.

One of the first reporters (Charles Knight of AltSearchEngines, part of the Read Write Web group) to write about snooth is obsessed with absinthe, as can be seen by the number of times he's referred to it on his site:

I'm always a little worried when he comes to NYC as I know whats in store for me...

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Sep 30, 2008.

I was introduced to a cocktail recently called a Sazerac -- absinthe and rye whiskey. Wash the glass with absinthe and strain in some shaken rye. Add a dash of bitters. Nice.

Reply by Leo C, Sep 30, 2008.

James I wanna know where you got the Absinthe's you speak of, because Kubler(Product of Switzerland) has been in tha states for bout 9 months now and along with a bunch of other brands that claim tha traditional European recipe. All of which have a Alc.% lower than 55. Except for Lucid which is 62% alc. and tha first to release tha original recipe back into tha states. What are tha Alc% on tha 2 youv'e had?

Reply by jgwinett, Sep 30, 2008.

Thanks for the welcome Philip glad you enjoyed the photo, Mark I will be sure to try always up for a different taste thanks to you also. Leo I'll get ya a link or two together and get back with pal...

Reply by SReska, Oct 3, 2008.

Begginer wine inthusiest...went to my first tasting a few weeks ago to get a feel of some I may have been a little hesitant to purchase. I did discover I am certainly NOT a red fan. I really enjoy sweet, light and refreshing - blushes & whites. So far I've found lower brands such as Relax Riesling & Schmidt Shone Peisporter and Rieslings and San Sebastian Rosa are really nice; however while on my honeymoon I discovered Moselland Ars Vitis Riesling Qualitatswein - WOW! Does anyone have any suggestions of other that are good?

Reply by Philip James, Oct 4, 2008.

Sreska - welcome to Snooth. There are a lot of wines you might like. I think much of the NY State Finger Lakes region would work for you, as would many of the off-dry German wines - although it sounds like you've discovered at least one of those!

Here's a few ideas:

Great if you like sweet fizzy wine - its a rose, good sugar, very well priced:

German, off dry wine:
A lot of the German wines are very low in alcohol, they stop the fermentation to leave a little sugar, so you end up with a sweet-ish wine, but only 8 or 9% alcohol

Here's one to try from New York:

Hope that helps! Not sure about availability in your part of the world. Where are you based?

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