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Absinthiades 2012, part 2

October 11, 2012


The theater in which they held the Absinthiades was decorated with an absinthe garden. Aromatic wormwood scent (distributed by spray bottles) filled the air.

If I remember right, in the previous years the place was always decorated with both the Swiss and French flags. This year of course, there was no Swiss flag to see.

But also the Swiss absintheurs stayed away. And the same did the Swiss absinthes! Last year, there were 20 absinthes in the competition. But this year, with the Swiss absinthes missing, they took in a few rather surprising names and they still only got 14. Among the participants were Hapsburg. Yes, you read right.

The organisators and helpers were friendly and professional as ever. While the jury was doing their duty I was hanging out at the bar, chatting with the French barkeeper and a Belgian group. Several times they had to tell us to keep quiet, but one of the Belgian fellows really loved his absinthes and the more he drunk, the more festive got his mood.

Meanwhile the jury members fought their battle against the green fairy.

And some fought against their neighbours. All in good green spirits.


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