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'The green fairy' proves popular at liquor stores

Banned in 1912, absinthe is legal again in the United States

Tom Vincent, owner of The Vineyard Wines and Spirits on Hamburg Street in Schenectady holds up a new product he is carrying in his store Thursday. The product name is Lucid, which is a liquor known as absinthe, that has not been legal to sell in the Unites States in 95 years, until now.
Photographer: Meredith Kaiser
Tom Vincent, owner of The Vineyard Wines and Spirits on Hamburg Street in Schenectady holds up a new product he is carrying in his store Thursday. The product name is Lucid, which is a liquor known as absinthe, that has not been legal to sell in the Unites States in 95 years, until now.
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People have been driving to Rotterdam Wine & Liquor from Massachusetts and Connecticut, and they’ve been calling from as far away as Florida and the West Coast. They’re looking for absinthe, the liquor that was popular with artists and writers such as Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway and Edgar Allen Poe but banned in the U.S. in 1912, a casualty of the temperance movement. While beer, wine and other spirits became legal again when Prohibition ...


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stdyyes
January 6, 2008
2:35 p.m.

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This article was very slanted towards The Vineyard Wine & Spirits in Schenectady, as opposed to Rotterdam Wine and Liquor. I used to shop at the Vineyard, however I found the staff to be far less knowledgeable and helpful than the staff at Rotterdam Wine & Liq. What makes Rotterdam W & L so appealing is that they have the Schenectady County Community College Creative Mixology instructor as part of their staff, who is a wealth of knowledge.

I think that this info. I provided may be enough for another story to follow.

Sincerely,

Jane

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