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Absinthiades 2012, part 1

October 8, 2012 , ,

In 2012, Absinthe has been legal for just over a whole year in France, while Pontarlier was celebrating its Absinthiades for the 12th time in a row! You think this is reason for celebration across the borders, but alas, the recent events have distressed the once amicable Franco-Swiss relation. Even though I wanted to stay neutral in this matter, I think I might have to dedicate one of the next posts to this subject. But for now, I would like to share a few photos with those who couldn’t make it to the Absinthiades, or who chose to stay away for political reasons.

Each year I would have a look at this little antiques shop in Pontarlier. Last year, the shop displayed just a few absinthe spoons that they had borrowed from a collector. This year, they could show off a nice little collection. There were also some collectible spoons in a corner.

The local spirits shop had a nice collection of absinthes.

Later I noticed, they had many of the absinthes in the contest. How convenient. 🙂

These were the 14 contestants at the Absinthiades.

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