EP 658 Absinthe: What’s it all about?

Gary Vaynerchuk is visited by Brian Robinson of the Wormwood Society to taste 3 types of Absinthe and debunk some myths.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Vieux Carre Absinthe
Obsello Absinthe
Marteau Absinthe

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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Luca Bercelli

93/100

Very knowledgeable guest, providing a great education for GV and us. Good show.

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  • Jesse

    Great show Gary. When you get around to the South Korea show can you do some wines that aren’t only available on Base? I am an English teacher at publics schools here and don’t have great access to the base myself.

    Loved the Absinthe lesson and I am looking for a bottle at my local beverage shop here in Seoul.

    Keep the thunder rolling!

    Jesse

  • Jesse

    Great show Gary. When you get around to the South Korea show can you do some wines that aren’t only available on Base? I am an English teacher at publics schools here and don’t have great access to the base myself.

    Loved the Absinthe lesson and I am looking for a bottle at my local beverage shop here in Seoul.

    Keep the thunder rolling!

    Jesse

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    VERY interesting show

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    VERY interesting show

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    VERY interesting show

  • http://www.buyabsinthespoons.com/ StillLife

    Excellent subject. I was waiting on a review of the VC absinthe before I purchased. Thanks guys!

  • http://www.buyabsinthespoons.com/ StillLife

    Excellent subject. I was waiting on a review of the VC absinthe before I purchased. Thanks guys!

  • http://www.buyabsinthespoons.com/ StillLife

    Excellent subject. I was waiting on a review of the VC absinthe before I purchased. Thanks guys!

  • yowens

    I learned stuff!!! Awesome. Had my first absinthe this summer in NOLA and really liked it but I’m way into licorice. QOTD: Greenland obviously.

  • yowens

    I learned stuff!!! Awesome. Had my first absinthe this summer in NOLA and really liked it but I’m way into licorice. QOTD: Greenland obviously.

  • yowens

    I learned stuff!!! Awesome. Had my first absinthe this summer in NOLA and really liked it but I’m way into licorice. QOTD: Greenland obviously.

  • Dan-o

    Interesting show GV! I am way behind in my episodes, but I am going to catch up. I have had Absinthe before and I would not call my self a fan, however variety is always a pleasure.

    QOTD – Australia. If that does not count because it is also a continent – Somalia.

  • Dan-o

    Interesting show GV! I am way behind in my episodes, but I am going to catch up. I have had Absinthe before and I would not call my self a fan, however variety is always a pleasure.

    QOTD – Australia. If that does not count because it is also a continent – Somalia.

  • Dan-o

    Interesting show GV! I am way behind in my episodes, but I am going to catch up. I have had Absinthe before and I would not call my self a fan, however variety is always a pleasure.

    QOTD – Australia. If that does not count because it is also a continent – Somalia.

  • ALISTER JACKSON

    Everything you have done has been great,but,here in Michigan we cannot get alot of the items that you critique,especially “Absinthe”,Wowwwwwwwwwww.A fair amount our cutomers come in and ask for items that you have on the show,and mention that they went on-line and bought them,(I can’t remember all of them),and then ask if we can get them.we can’t.
    Anyway,keep up the awesome work,maybe you’ll take the show on the road?

  • ALISTER JACKSON

    Everything you have done has been great,but,here in Michigan we cannot get alot of the items that you critique,especially “Absinthe”,Wowwwwwwwwwww.A fair amount our cutomers come in and ask for items that you have on the show,and mention that they went on-line and bought them,(I can’t remember all of them),and then ask if we can get them.we can’t.
    Anyway,keep up the awesome work,maybe you’ll take the show on the road?

  • ALISTER JACKSON

    Everything you have done has been great,but,here in Michigan we cannot get alot of the items that you critique,especially “Absinthe”,Wowwwwwwwwwww.A fair amount our cutomers come in and ask for items that you have on the show,and mention that they went on-line and bought them,(I can’t remember all of them),and then ask if we can get them.we can’t.
    Anyway,keep up the awesome work,maybe you’ll take the show on the road?

  • JayZee

    Fascinating show – very educational, very interesting. I doubt that I would actually like Absinthe since I am not a big licorice fan, but still a very nice show. And Gary generally let the guest do most of the talking which was nice for a change. :-)

  • JayZee

    Fascinating show – very educational, very interesting. I doubt that I would actually like Absinthe since I am not a big licorice fan, but still a very nice show. And Gary generally let the guest do most of the talking which was nice for a change. :-)

  • JayZee

    Fascinating show – very educational, very interesting. I doubt that I would actually like Absinthe since I am not a big licorice fan, but still a very nice show. And Gary generally let the guest do most of the talking which was nice for a change. :-)

  • Todd

    Nice job Brian!

  • Todd

    Nice job Brian!

  • Todd

    Nice job Brian!

  • richardvinifera

    Ted Bro, awesome! Spain… TEXAS, lol.

  • Gramps

    Ahah,..ok I get you..a little research turns up that the bards and babes of yesteryears added a few drops of Laudenum to their drinks.. basically junkies :) seems to follow the treand of the rich talented and infamous eh..heh heh heh..:)
    I just went to the liquor store and got a bottl3 eof red rot gut Czek vodka, coloring and artificial flavours..educating the manager tomorrow..
    as for drinkability..70 proof..tastes mm ok..straight up hold on..ahh yes..one oz apple juice.. teaspoon good ol Canukpuk maple syrup its .. very goooot..peash opupt..out.. er heh heh..sink Ill have a nudder one..:)

  • http://www.wormwoodsociety.org/ Wendell

    Pastis: 40-45% alcohol, sugar added in the production process (liqueur), licorice root regularly used, no Grand wormwood, star anise-heavy.

    Absinthe: 50% alcohol and higher (stronger concentrate, needs to be watered down more), no sugar added in production (liquor), licorice root rarely–if ever–used, Grand wormwood used (the minty bitterness, which balances the sweetness of anise and fennel, kind of like hops balancing malt in beer), green anise-focused (though some producers use star).

    Both are distilled. Enjoy the exploration! I've found there is a remarkable variety of flavor to be found within the category of traditional absinthe. :)

  • John__J

    Awesome episode and great guest. I serve Absinthe tableside in the traditional manner where I work, and guests get a kick out of it. Definitely an underrated digestif that still has a slightly tarnished reputation from all the stories Brian mentioned, so I love turning it on to guests.
    Qotd: If we’re going with a contiguous area, wouldn’t that be Australia? I’m guessing Chile would be #2

  • Anonymous

    Not a Absinthe fan..good guest. http://www.winelx.com

  • Anonymous

    Good show on Absinthe. Ne pas en boire trop! Et rarement c’est mieux.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    93/100

    Very knowledgeable guest, providing a great education for GV and us. Good show.

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