5 Fun Facts about Absinthe
Absinthe, that elusive and forbidden drink so beloved by bohemian artists of 19th century Paris is back and with a vengeance. Although it gained popularity as an alcoholic drink in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this anis and fennel flavoured, distilled drink was banned from use for nearly 100 years. However, a revival of absinthe began in the 1990s, following the adoption of updated European Union food and beverage regulations. Now with longstanding barriers removed from production and sale, nearly 200 different brands of absinthe are produced around the world, most notably in France, Switzerland, the United States, Spain and the Czech Republic.