October 10, 2019 Jane Rowley

USA Detroit ~ Michigan Being a Control State for spirits the rules can again vary ~ our distributor BENCHMARK here is therefore a ‘Broker / Agent’ Fab team run by Auday Arabo. So goods landed at warehouse, actually still belong to our importer Preiss Imports, until sold through and you need to price list etc……

October 1, 2019 Jane Rowley

Working in Indianapolis with our super partners, Johnson Brothers.  Visiting excellent premium accounts with Scott Howard and Jay Fields. Cool lunch at Baby’s with top barman Eli Sanchez. Now landed Detroit Michigan – very different being a control State…

September 27, 2019 Jane Rowley

Indie Spirits Chicago, @thehilton , built in 1927,  became The Conrad Hilton’s 1945 Great event. Interesting industry Q&A with strong local panel, key trends from sparks of non alcoholic distilled spirit being used to soften others spirits/drinks to White Craw Saltzer, (basically Seltzer Water, gluten free alcohol and fruit flavour) storming the market from mainstream…

September 27, 2019 Jane Rowley

Regardless of all the political turmoil & deadlock imploding back at home, the daily reality for me is meetings, work, and evolving business with others, from importers, distributors, on & off-trade & consumers, be it at home or abroad. Fun was had yesterday covering all these bases, from the cool live Jazz Bar Le Piano…

September 25, 2019 Jane Rowley

George hosting an Absinthe Masterclass at the very cool speakeasy: The Northcott Liquorette.  Modeled after the speakeasys of the Prohibition era. The Northcott Liquorette features absinthe fountains, liquor-infused teapot kettles, & rare whiskey acquisitions in a private, cocktail lounge setting. Consume without abandon & you too might find yourself hiding from the law.  

September 25, 2019 Jane Rowley

George Rowley heads off to Chicago for Indie Spirits Expo, a tasting event featuring a collection of craft distillers, brand owners and importers from around the world.

July 19, 2019 Jane Rowley

Excellent field trip in Dallas Texas with Mark Monfrey of Artisanal Beverages.  We went from Spec’s Total Wine & More to super high end Pogo’s.  Fab lunch at True Food Kitchen drinking French Mojito’s This was followed by raft of great bars around town, Rapscallion sampled La Fée on fresh oysters.   Have since arrived Tales…

June 28, 2019 Jane Rowley

La Fée Parisienne is also available at Harvey Nichols Wine & Spirit shop adjacent,  & for those in the know ~ ask the wonderful Sammy, she can help) or on-line They also carry my bespoke Absinthe Verte and Blanche Taster Sets

June 20, 2019 Jane Rowley

A very distinguished couple visiting the French Absinthe Museum, Framboise and Guy, originally from Guadeloupe.  The couple love the French way of life and dress to reflect their passion.  For the trip to Auvers, Framboise chose a pretty dress, whose simplicity evokes a Sunday walk in the countryside at the time of Van Gogh. The…

June 19, 2019 Jane Rowley

We gained over 70 new listings & a few refreshed across 3 states averaging 7 calls a day on & off-trade in 11 days Main selling points: 1] La Fée® Parisienne Absinthe Supérieure 68% abv 2] La Fée® returned commercial Absinthe to France in 2000 ~ with Marie-Claude Delahaye (French Absinthe Museum) & myself ~…