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Absinthe at la Fée Verte's Absinthe House: Established 1997


The site began in its infant form during the summer of 1997 during a period of underemployment while Kallisti was living in New Orleans. Originally conceived as a gallery of absinthe related images, it quickly (very quickly) became apparent that there was quite a demand for accurate information on the elusive substance itself.

At the time, very little was known about Absinthe. There were rumours that you could still get bottles of it in Spain where it was never outlawed. And whispers from the Czech Republic that they were making it there as well came drifting back from expats living in Prague (One whiff from the bottle and yow! It hasn't been opened again since). In the swampy nether regions of the United States, an ambitious chemist with a twist for the romantic quietly fretted over understanding the secrets of absinthe manufacture by analyzing vintage bottle samples. And his results O! Are partly the reason this site is still here. From all over the world seekers and enthusiasts came to FeeVerte.net to find and respectively share the answers.

It is strange to think back now to what a mystery it all was just a few years ago. The media didn't help, occasionally picking up the story everytime an idiot had an accident with wormwood oil or the drink was featured in a film. They would pick up and re-disseminate all the old, bad myths about absinthe that we were trying so hard to dispel. It is getting better, for every Maxim article, there is a decent Food Channel documentary that takes you to the heart and history of absinthe.

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