6/13/2017 – Glassware

Glass series - All Cocktail Glasses

Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

We had a F/D question recently, so let’s take care of that.

LearnedLeague precedent (LL73, MD19) – Fino, Manzanilla, and Amontillado are varieties of what Spanish fortified wine made from grapes grown near the town of Jerez de la Frontera, from which the wine takes its name?

If you had been paying attention to the recent Spelling Bee edition, you would have known what Amontillado is, and how to spell it. I have not heard of the other two wines.

It’s been a while since we’ve done non-edible things, so a mention of sherry is a pretty good segue into glasses. Cheers!

1. The glass seen here is named for what type of German pale lager, named for a city now in the Czech Republic where the lager was created?

Question 1

2. What type of drink would be drank from this glass? This glass is usually accompanied with a specially made spoon for dissolving sugar.

Question 2

3. What’s the main alcohol used in the cocktails that gives this glass its name?

Question 3

4. In the US, the amount called a shot or jigger is widely accepted to be how many fluid ounces?

5. A wine glass consists of three parts: the foot or base, the stem, and what third part, which is the part where the wine is contained?

6. I found a cool glass chart on the Internet! Which of these glasses would be used to contain sherry?

Question 6

7. A classic champagne tower you see in movies where some oaf who shouldn’t be invited to this elegant party accidentally knocks it down relies on the shape of which kind of champagne glass, the alternate to a flute or tulip?

Question 7

Tomorrow: Lets go to the Philippines for a World Wednesday!


1. Pilsner
2. Absinthe
3. Gin (Collins glass for a Tom Collins)
4. 1.5
5. Bowl
6. #4, the triangle one [chart here]
7. Coupe

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