3/8/2019 – Champagne 2


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.

NOTE: Next Thursday is Pi Day, and we’ll be having our fourth annual pie post on 5CT. If you have a fun pie question that you’d like to see make it to the website, feel free to send me a question at cking.gow@gmail.com, and if yours is chosen, I’ll put it on the site, citing you. Pie is great!

It has been a boozefest on Five Course Trivia, but only because LL79 ended with three straight alcohol questions. Going to the tape for the last time for LL79:

LearnedLeague precedent (LL79, MD25) – Name the French Benedictine monk of the 17th and 18th centuries who remains known today by virtue of the essential improvements he introduced to the méthode champenoise style of wine production?

When Five Course Trivia wrote its first 1000 questions, we saluted champagne, and the 1001th question ever asked on this site:


So, we raise a glass and ask some more questions about the bubbly. Good luck!

1. Derived from the Greek for “self splitting”, what is the name for the process in winemaking that describes the chemical reactions that occur when wine reacts to the lees, or dead yeast cells, after fermentation? The flavors of premium champagnes are often defined by the results of this process.

2. Name the word blocked out in this photo, which displays the three most commonly used grapes in champagne. The name comes from a French word for a type of person you might see helping make beer.

Question 2

3. The majority of champagne is NV, which is when grapes are blended from more than one harvest and used to make champagne. What does NV stand for?

4. Of oak, cedar, birch, or poplar, which type of tree is the source of cork, as this tree’s bark is then used to make the traditional corks used for bottling?


5. Name the numerical cocktail seen here, made with champagne, gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.

Question 5

6. What beer brand bills itself as “the Champagne of beers”?


Have a good weekend!


1. Autolysis
2. Meunier
3. Non-vintage
4. Oak
5. French 75
6. Miller High Life


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