Tag: Paris

September 12, 2017 Jane Rowley

Running for its 3rd consecutive year, France Quintessence is a salon for French spirits, offering tastings of 300 spirits from 115 exhibiting brands. Marie-Claude Delayhaye of the Musée de l’Absinthe in Auvers-sur-Oise was invited by Philippe Jugé, organiser of France Quintessence to talk about Absinthe and give tastings of La Fée Parisienne Absinthe Supérieure.  The…

September 14, 2012 mark

At last weekend’s Whisky Live Paris, with my wife Jane and Marie-Claude Delahaye, I met many people as we tasted and chatted in St Germain, Paris.  I also met with Myriam Decoeur-Michel, the new Directeur Général of the  Fédération Française des Spiritueux (FFS) over a drink of La Fée Absinthe Parisienne.  We discussed the current…

September 7, 2012 mark

This weekend my wife Jane and I will be heading to Paris for Whisky Live 2012, located between Notre Dame and the Pantheon at the Maison de la Mutualité. This year’s event is themed on cocktails from the Roaring Twenties.  La Fée will be found at stand number S-16 and we will be available each day…

December 16, 2011 mark

“Be not inhospitable to strangers – Lest they be angels in disguise”       George Whitman, 12.12.1913 – 14.12.2011 The death of the owner of the Shakespeare & Co bookstore in Paris, has brought back memories of my time in Paris back in 1992, which lead indirectly to the start of La Fée Absinthe.  I had arrived in…

May 20, 2011 mark

  Rowley re-labels the first “Absinthe” for France after 85 years, fittingly with Marie-Claude and presents as such for her museum. This symbolic act paves the way for France to legally embrace Absinthe’s return; favour following the French government’s decision to repeal of the 1915 Ban (being Absinthe’s last major obstacle).  The category will now…

May 20, 2011 mark

George and Jane Rowley travelled to Paris this Monday morning, following an invitation by La Maison Du Whisky to present on Absinthe’s modern revival with Marie-Claude Delahaye: this was followed by cocktails for journalists and bartenders throughout the afternoon, followed by a similar event for the public that evening. The event was entitled “Absinthe Revival”,…

May 20, 2011 mark

Paris is already embracing Absinthe this week with La Fée Parisienne Philippe Mollo (manager) of Chez Janou, famous for its dynamic range of Pastis; becomes the first bar in France to carry Absinthe since the Ban of 1915. Philippe prepares a classic Verte Absinthe with La Fée Absinthe Parisienne… …And shares a drink with George…

March 31, 2011 mark

In 1998 the first laboratory tests linking thujone to absinthe were performed.  Drafted by George Rowley, using the EEC Directive [88/388/EEC 442 & 443], the tests were carried out at the EU approved University of Prague VSCHT Chemical & Technical department.    Rowley had to import rare chemical compounds from the USA – including thujone…

July 13, 2010 mark

La Fée Absinthe (George Rowley, brand owner) & Le Musée de l’Absinthe (Marie-Claude Delahaye, founder) answer the FFS (Fédération Française des Spiritueux – French Federation of Spirits) emergency call to defend France’s inherent right to distil Absinthe; against  a seemingly politically and commercially driven Swiss ploy to control the Absinthe category. George Rowley, Brand Owner…