|Comprehensive answers to all your absinthe questions
This is the most detailed, accurate and comprehensive Absinthe FAQ on the web.
This information is constantly being updated and expanded, both to take into account
new historical research, and to keep abreast of the latest news from the ever
expanding modern absinthe renaissance. The most commonly asked questions - what
is wormwood, what is absinthe, how is it made, how is it drunk, is it safe to drink,
what are absinthe's so-called "secondary effects, what is thujone - are all answered
here. As for its history, there's a detailed discussion of the earliest origins of absinthe,
its growth in popularity, it's impact on artists and writers like Van Gogh, Toulouse
Lautrec, Verlaine, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway, the ferocious anti-absinthe campaign
against it that resulted in its prohibition in the early 1900's, and its remarkable rebirth
nearly a century later.
For those who want a shorter, one page FAQ, focused more narrowly on modern
absinthe, we also included the popular FAQ from our sister site, La Fée Verte
Finest & Rarest, dealing in rare and ancient
cognac, Chartreuse, whisky and other spirits.
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