12/20/17 – Wine Cocktails


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.

Sorry for the delay folks. School has wrapped up, and I’ve enjoyed the first couple of days of my winter break. Also, I now hold a master’s degree. Also, I was #1 in the A Rundle about a week ago, but have since lost it! It’s been a wild ride.

We had a F/D question yesterday, so let’s go to the tape:

LearnedLeague precedent (LL74, MD24) – What Italian sparkling wine (spumante), typically made from its namesake grape (now known as the Glera) and named after the northeastern Italian village where the wine and grape originated, is the main ingredient in a Bellini cocktail?

BOOM. We’ve asked about Bellinis a couple of times on the blog, and I got it right yesterday! Also, I miss the prosecco I had in Italy this summer. I go 7 for 8 so far the season.

In honor of the Bellini, let’s discuss some other cocktails involving wine. Our last post was about rum, but today it’ll be about wine. Enjoy! Good luck on the last day of the season!

1. The Bellini, made with prosecco and peach puree, is named after 15th century painter Giovanni Bellini. What variation cocktail, made with prosecco and strawberry puree, is named after the 19th century Italian composer of “William Tell”, “Otello”, and “The Barber of Seville”?

Question 1

2. A mimosa is made with equal parts champagne and orange juice. What cocktail made with two parts champagne, one part orange juice, is named after a London gentleman’s club, and lends its name to the singers of the British group and 1981 winners of Eurovision with “Making Up Your Mind”?

Question 2

3. Made with red wine and Coca-Cola, the cocktail named Kalimotxo is closely associated with what region?

Kalimotxo wine and cola mixture glass
Question 3

4. The cocktail Prince of Wales, often served in a metal cup, is made with champagne, angostura bitters, rye whiskey, liqueur, and usually pineapple. Its name comes from what person who held the title Prince of Wales from 1841 to 1901, and then served as king from 1901 to 1910?

Question 4

5. The French cocktail kir, which I first learned about at a crossword puzzle tournament, is made with white wine and crème de cassis, which is a liqueur made from what fruit?

Question 5

6. What cocktail, made with absinthe and champagne, was created by Ernest Hemingway and is named for a 1932 nonfiction work about bullfighting by Hemingway?

Question 6



1. Rossini
2. Buck’s Fizz
3. Basque
4. Edward VII
5. Blackcurrent
6. Death in the Afternoon

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