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The saucer-shaped Champagne glass was supposedly modeled on…

Repost:

The Wine Teasers is: The saucer-shaped Champagne glass was supposedly modeled on:

A: Marie Antoinette’s breast
B: The head of Dom Perignon’s infant son
C: A Spanish orange

Like all Wine Teasers questions, it doesn’t really matter if you know the answer, because each question has a GREAT BIG HINT.  You move ahead more quickly if you don’t need the hint, but it’s always there, ensuring that  Wine Teasers wine game is playable by even people who know little about wine.

Hint: Let them drink 34B!

Answer: A. This glass, called a “coupe,” is now out of fashion, since its wide surface area allows bubbles to dissipate. Much better is the long, thin tulip or flute-shaped glass. No word on what or who was the model for that.

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March 14, 2011 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

The saucer-shaped Champagne glass was supposedly modeled on…

The Wine Teasers is: The saucer-shaped Champagne glass was supposedly modeled on:

A: Marie Antoinette’s breast
B: The head of Dom Perignon’s infant son
C: A Spanish orange

Like all Wine Teasers questions, it doesn’t really matter if you know the answer, because each question has a GREAT BIG HINT.  You move ahead more quickly if you don’t need the hint, but it’s always there, ensuring that  Wine Teasers wine game is playable by even people who know little about wine.

Hint: Let them drink 34B!

Answer: A. This glass, called a “coupe,” is now out of fashion, since its wide surface area allows bubbles to dissipate. Much better is the long, thin tulip or flute-shaped glass. No word on what or who was the model for that.

That’s an actual question from Cork Jester’s Wine Teasers wine game, the most fun, zany, unintimidating wine game on the planet!

July 3, 2009 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

Wine glass or colostomy bag?

Source: dvice. Miraculous wine glass holds drinks galore in its gravity-defying reserve tank. By Charlie White. April 20, 2009.

From the article:

As the designers say in simple terms, “It is a glass for drinking a lot.” We’re just wondering, is this a design that was created while drinking a lot? The designer says the glass never overflows “because of air pressure and water pressure.” Insert miracle here. Is it us, or is this impossible?

-S.S.

April 21, 2009 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

Red wine + cola = yummy?

Source: The Age. Secret alcopop pleasures. By Matt Preston. April 18, 2009.

Cheap red wine and Coke. It was popular in Spain in the 70’s and now it’s spreading throughout the world. Have you ever tried it? Would you? Even with the fancy lime and blackberry liquor?

From the article:

The traditional way to drink “kali” at these parties is to buy a two-litre bottle of Coke, pour half away and then fill the empty space with cheap red wine and mix.

We would never advise this, given the pain of the ensuing bonce-crunching hangover as well as the acts of gross sugar-rush and red-wine-fuelled stupidity that you might commit and then have to face up to in the morning. Having said that, next time you are rustling up a few dishes from Frank Camorra’s MoVida cookbook for friends, why not treat your guests to this most trailer trash of cocktails?

Just serve it in small glasses with crushed ice. Add a slice of lime, or even a splash of blackberry liqueur (such as a cassis-like creme de mure), if you want to be unnecessarily fancy.

You’ll find it is a surprisingly refreshing tipple and that the acidity of the cheap red is mellowed by the sweetness of the cola and that it all slips down rather well.

-S.S.

April 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Madonna rejects African wine; Africa rejects Madonna’s motherhood

Madonna rejects African wine; Africa rejects Madonna’s motherhood.

Madonna’s attempt to adopt a Malawa baby was unsuccessful. South Africa’s ability to please Madonna’s wine preferences were unsuccessful. Guess it all evens out.

According to ParentDish: “She travels exclusively by private jet with a large entourage that includes Israeli bodyguards, a trainer, and her treadmill (yes, she has that flown in). She also has French wine flown to the luxury lodge she rents out – apparently the South African wines they serve are not to her liking.”

More specifically, according to the Daily Mail: “In the rural areas, women walk miles each day to collect water; back in the luxury lodge which she has hired out in its entirety for the week.

Madonna, in contrast, has been enjoying a glass of two of fine claret in the evenings. She has flown in nine bottles of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2000 – priced at a very modest $90 a bottle. The selection of South African wines available at the lodge aren’t to her very specific taste, apparently.”

— S.S.

April 7, 2009 at 4:44 pm


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