Absinthe, Alewives & Alchemy: Witchcraft & Absinthe in 18th Century Switzerland
In this storytelling style presentation Baba Teddy and Lady Kate will share the true story of how her ancestors lost the right to make Absinthe behind accusations of Witchcraft and how she recovered the unique process by which she now makes 'Mere Henriod's l'Extraite d'Absinthe' in the original way.
In this workshop you will:
- Hear the intriguing story of how Kate's female ancestors had the right to produce Absinthe stolen from them on the
accusations of witchcraft in 18th century Couvet Switzerland
- Learn the History of Absinthe from it's earliest incarnations in Greece to its untimely and tragic (and wrong) demise in
- Dispel the many many myths associated with it and why many are based in truth and many are based in the lies and
deceptions of the wine and champagne industry
- Hear the intriguing story of who the Green Faerie actually is and why Absinthe is so tightly tied to the history of Greek
Magic and the Delphic Oracle, Justitia and the mysterious 'Horae'