Absinthe made in California with the help of flavored vodkaA small spirits maker in California can afford to produce its high quality, small output absinthe because of the sales of its flavored vodka. For more, see here.
The Absinthe Drinkers (Movie)
Due for release next year, "The Absinthe Drinkers" is a "story of a woman artist’s struggle to succeed in the male-dominated art world of 19th century Paris and Florence." Here's the link to the movie's website. A more detailed but unauthorized plot description is here .
Tea advertising (article)
Randy Altman, "The Role of Advertising in the Tea Trade," Tea & Coffee Trade Journal 176/4: 93-
British chocolate industry
Prohibition and vagrancy in early 20th-cent. Finland (article)
Essi Tiittanen, "Drinking, immorality, and minor offenses: vagrant life in Oulu during prohibition," Faravid 31 (2007): 93-110. In Finnish.
Kima Cargill, "Distilling the Scientific Truth about Absinthe," Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 11/1 (March 2008): 87-99.
English whiskies to challenge Scotland's and Ireland's
For the first time in a century England is producing its own malt whiskey. The distillery is located at the edge of the Norfolk Fens. For more, see here.
Jared Gurfein and the battle to sell absinthe in the USA
The Washington Post tells the story how entrepreneur Jared Gurfein waged a legal battle to sell absinthe in the USA. For more, see here.
Revival of absinthe
Absinthe is staging a revival, including drink made in the United States. For more, see here.
Absinthe and bohemian modernism
Edward Rothstein offers an illustrated essay, "Absinthe Returns in a Glass Half Full of Mystique and Misery," New York Times, 12 November 2007. Absinthe is now legal again in the USA and Western Europe. For more, see here. Rothstein suggests for further reading:
Jad Adams, Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle
Barnaby Conrad III, Absinthe: History in a Bottle
Phil Baker, Book of Absinthe: A Cultural History
and two websites, feeverte.net and oxygenee.com