Monday, 4 August 2014

The Daily Teaser — 4-8-2014: Champagne … !

Here we go … 

Another day … another dollar.

Or metaphorical dollar, at any rate.

Of course, I should maybe phrase that as ‘Another day, another interview’, as I’ve got an interview, today.

I’m hoping to do well at it.


But to be frank … ?

My confidence is at a bit of a low: and in all honesty … ?   I’m not actually expecting much of it.

Here’s hoping I can muster up some positive thoughts, before I get there.

Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: with no-one putting in their answers.

Let’s see who we can tempt with today’s rather fizzy Teaser, shall we?

Here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 4th August is the traditional date for the invention of sparkling Champagne.   In which year of the 1690s?
Q2) The wine was traditionally said to have been invented by Dom Pérignon.   The Dom was a what: monk, farmer or gangster?
Q3) Champagne, itself, is a wine region: in which country?
Q4) Champagne — the wine — is sparkling.   Which gas provides the bubbles in sparkling wine: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide or hydrogen hydroxide?
Q5) Three grapes are used to make Champagne.   What — traditionally — is the white grape?
Q6) Name either of the red wine grapes used to make Champagne.
Q7) Champagne is what’s called a brut wine: does this mean it’s sweet or dry … ?
Q8) Cava is made in the same way as Champagne, and comes from which European country: Spain, Portugal or Germany?
Q9) Asti and Prosecco are sparkling wines from which country … ?
Q10) Finally … sparkling Shiraz wine comes from which country … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd August, 1978, saw the Queen open that year’s Commonwealth Games: which were being held in which Canadian city … ?
A1) Edmonton, in Ontario.
Q2) More to the point, which country won the most Gold medals, that year?
A2) Canada.
Q3) How many nations were represented at these games: 43, 45 or 47 … ?
A3) 47.
Q4) The UK competes in the Commonwealth Games as four separate home nations, fourteen overseas territories and three Crown dependencies.   Name any of the four home nations.
Q5) The 1978 Games were what: the Tenth, Eleventh or Twelfth Games?
A5) Eleventh.
Q6) The very first games were held in which year: 1926, 1930 or 1934?
A6) 1930.
Q7) The very first games were held in which country: Canada, Australia or New Zealand?
A7) Canada.   (In Hamilton, to be exact.)
Q8) Those first games were called what …?
Q9) The current President of the Commonwealth Games Federation is HRH Prince Tunku Muda Serting Imran: which Commonwealth country is he from … ?
A9) Malaysia.
Q10) Finally … the 2014 Commonwealth Games are being held in which city?
A10) Glasgow.
I’ll leave you with this song …

And this thought …
“I don’t think I’ve ever drunk champagne before breakfast before. With breakfast on several occasions, but never before, before.”
Paul ‘Fred’ Varjak, played by George Pepperd, in the film Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
Have a good day.

1 comment:

Nik Nak said...

Good movie! :) Champagne is good, too.

1. 1693
2. monk
3. France
4. carrbon dioxide
5. Chardonney
6. Pinot noir
7. dry
8. Spain
9. Italy
10. Australia

BTW, we're enjoying the Muskateers very much!

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