The Absinthe Encyclopedia

The Absinthe Encyclopedia

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by David Nathan-Maister
     
 
Written by David Nathan-Maister, the book surveys the history of absinthe from earliest days right up to the present, with a particular focus on its glittering heyday in Belle Epoque France. Hundreds of full colour illustrations document every aspect of the drink - its distillation and production, the grande marques that distributed it, the bars and cafés that

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Written by David Nathan-Maister, the book surveys the history of absinthe from earliest days right up to the present, with a particular focus on its glittering heyday in Belle Epoque France. Hundreds of full colour illustrations document every aspect of the drink - its distillation and production, the grande marques that distributed it, the bars and cafés that served it, the patrons - men and women, rich and poor, soldiers and politicians, poets, artists, lovers and boulevardiers - who drank it. Special sections describe the various drinking rituals in exhaustive detail, others deal with absinthes popularity and spread in the USA, its alleged "secondary effects" and the disputed syndrome of absinthism, the hard fought and ultimately successful campaign to ban it in France, Switzerland and elsewhere, and 80 years later, its modern renaissance at the dawn of the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780955692116
Publisher:
Oxygenee Ltd
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
912,833
Product dimensions:
0.95(w) x 8.50(h) x 11.00(d)

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The Absinthe Encyclopedia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Iceolator More than 1 year ago
Not only being the most extensive, authoritative modern work ever written on the fascinating subject of absinthe - this is also a very beautiful book, and a wonderful guide to the world of the legendary "Green Fairy", from its birth in the late 18th century to its following death, and its re-birth in just recent years. Through a remarkable effort, the author has managed to make the whole content - and even more - of the Virtual Absinthe Museum (www.oxygenee.com) available in book form. This is a truly fascinating book that I keep coming back to again and again. Anyone who has just the slightest interest in history and drinking culture will love it!
Mayerne More than 1 year ago
Written by David Nathan-Maister, the book surveys the history of absinthe from earliest days right up to the present, with a particular focus on its glittering heyday in Belle Epoque France. Hundreds of full colour illustrations document every aspect of the drink - its distillation and production, the grande marques that distributed it, the bars and cafés that served it, the patrons - men and women, rich and poor, soldiers and politicians, poets, artists, lovers and boulevardiers - who drank it. Special sections describe the various drinking rituals in exhaustive detail, others deal with absinthes popularity and spread in the USA, its alleged "secondary effects" and the disputed syndrome of absinthism, the hard fought and ultimately successful campaign to ban it in France, Switzerland and elsewhere, and 80 years later, its modern renaissance at the dawn of the 21st century.