Tag: Simon Difford

September 6, 2016 mark

George Rowley, Marie-Claude Delahaye of the French Absinthe Museum and Simon Difford of Difford’s Guide enjoying dinner at La Commanderie de Champarey near Lyon. The trio are on a distillery visit to Cherry Rocher, founded in 1705, to watch the distillation of La Fée Parisienne Absinthe Supérieure and have a guided tour of their incredible…

May 19, 2015 mark

Hemingway entered his absinthe cocktail into a selection of celebrity drinks recipes, compiled in a 1935 masterpiece called “So Red the Nose, or, Breath in the Afternoon”. This legendary book contains cocktail recipes by 30 leading authors of its time. “Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the…

October 6, 2009 mark

A B S I N T H E  TA L E “The Green Fairy” was thought to be illegal in the UK and was indeed banned across most of Europe and North America. George Rowley was most instrumental in its resurrection but before I tell his story, what is absinthe’s history and why was absinthe…

October 3, 2008 mark

La Fée Was recently covered in the September ‘Market Shots’ section of Beverage Journal magazine.