- posted 12 years ago
Most countries in Europe have lifted the ban against absinthe that many once had, and since the early part of this year a lawyer was able to get the ban removed in the US. Three imported absinthes from France, Switzerland, and South America have been sold in a few major markets for a few months. A US company had been experimenting with making absinthe for some time, and they recently got federal approval to sell it. Sales start this month. See for details.
Although absinthe is a strong distilled spirit and not wine, there have been a few questions here in the past concerning it. About the only connections it has with wine are that some better versions use alcohol distilled from grape wine, and there are a few drinks that mix absinthe with wine.