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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Quiz For This Week

Here we go for this week's quiz. Good luck to all!

1. What is the well known brandy from Greece called?

2. What is the name of the German brandy based herb flavoured bitters usually sold in single-nip portions and consumed in one quick gulp?

3. What grape is best known for making great vintage ports from Portugal with it's high extract , tannin , and fruit aromas?

4. A pousse-cafe drink is when liqueurs of different colours and densities are layered one on top of another in a cordial glass and meant to be downed in a single gulp. What is the difference between a pousse-cafe and a pousse-amour? The making of the drink is identical except for one difference. What is it?

5. What country is Sbrinz cheese from?

How will you do this week?

6 comments:

bulletholes said...

Struck out.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Bulletholes...it's okay.

George said...

Another Excellent Quiz, Steve; thanks!

1. What is the well known brandy from Greece called?
A: Metaxa

2. What is the name of the German brandy based herb flavoured bitters usually sold in single-nip portions and consumed in one quick gulp?
A: Underberg

3. What grape is best known for making great vintage ports from Portugal with it's high extract , tannin , and fruit aromas?
A: Touriga Nacional is pretty much the ne plus ultra for fine Porto

4. A pousse-cafe drink is when liqueurs of different colours and densities are layered one on top of another in a cordial glass and meant to be downed in a single gulp. What is the difference between a pousse-cafe and a pousse-amour? The making of the drink is identical except for one difference. What is it?
A: A pousse l'amour includes an egg

5. What country is Sbrinz cheese from?
A: Sbrinz is very hard cheese from Switzerland, often used as a substitute for Parmesan

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

George...100% correct! Well done!

George said...

Good Afternoon, Steve;

Thanks! That was a great quiz; you just happened to ask questions on topics I know a fair bit about -- I'm a port-hound from way back, and one of my favorite shops in Edinburg is Ian Mellis's

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

George...you still are quite knowledgeable no matter what. Glad you enjoyed the quiz.