Absinthe, Anisette, Beauvais, Bucella, Chartreuse (1819)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Sep 24 17:08:36 UTC 2003

At 1:53 AM -0400 9/24/03, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
>"Subject: History of Absinthe and Travarica"
>    Modern absinthe allegedly was invented in 1792 by an extraordinary French
>doctor called Pierre Ordinaire, who fled France's revolution to settle in
>Couvet, a small village in western Switzerland. On his periodic journeys by
>horseback, Dr. Ordinaire is said to have discovered the plant
>Artemisia absinthium
>growing wild in the hills of the Val-de-Travers region. Like most country
>doctors, he prepared his own remedies, and being acquainted with
>absinthe's use in
>ancient times, he began experimenting with it.
I always wondered where "vin ordinaire" came from...


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