This will be a truly unique opportunity for anyone interested in absinthe, whether you're already a connoisseur or just want to learn more
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 5, 2009
On Thursday, April 30th 6-9 p.m., DrinkUpNY (http://www.DrinkUpNY.com) will host "Absinthe in April," a unique tasting event offering samples of a wide range of absinthes currently available in the United States. Held at the East Village's Bourgeois Pig, a venue that evokes absinthe's colorful, romantic history, this will be an intimate event celebrating the sensationalized spirit. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to meet numerous distillers to discuss their process and inspiration. With a wide array of absinthe available, this tasting will allow for a fascinating comparison of differing styles and interpretations.
Some of the absinthe producers confirmed to be in attendance are Gwydion Stone of Marteau, Lance Winters of St. George, Bryan Alex of Obsello and Robert Cassell of Vieux Carre. "This will be a truly unique opportunity for anyone interested in absinthe, whether you're already a connoisseur or just want to learn more," says Kamal Mukherjee, founder of DrinkUpNY. Mukherjee anticipates that most of the absinthe in the New York market--including Duplais, Jade Nouvelle-Orleans, La Clandestine, La Fee, La Muse Verte, Lucid, Mansinthe, Marteau, Obsello, Pacifique, Vieux Carre, and Vieux Pontarlier--will be available to attendees for sampling.
Since tickets have become available, many of the limited spaces have been filled; buzz on dedicated absinthe websites like The Wormwood Society (http://www.wormwoodsociety.org) and Fée Verte (http://www.feeverte.net) has already inspired absinthe enthusiasts from many states to secure their spots. Tickets are priced at $50 and can be purchased through DrinkUpNY.com by clicking on the "upcoming special events" button. Due to venue restrictions, no tickets will be sold at the door. The Bourgeois Pig is located at 111 E. 7th Street in Manhattan. Attendees must be 21 or over with proof of age. Questions should be directed to info(at)drinkupny.com.
DrinkUpNY.com is a retail site dealing in wine, spirits, sake, and accessories founded in 2006. The company has since gained nationwide exposure through its uniquely offering free shipping options to United States customers. DrinkUpNY.com was one of the first online retailers to offer real absinthe after the ban was lifted in 2007, in line with their mission to make hard-to-find items accessible nationwide.
If you'd like more information, or to schedule an interview with founder Kamal Mukherjee, please call Katherine Ramos at (732)619-0586 or email at katherine(at)drinkupny.com.