Hâ restaurant on Rue du Hâ is in which wine city?
Which wine town has a law preventing the “flying over, landing, or taking off of flying saucers?”
The law in question 5 was introduced after a man claimed to have seen two figures that looked like “deep sea divers” getting out of a “cigar-shaped” spacecraft. Which American winemaker sends up this sighting with a wine called Le Cigare Volant? I will take the name of the man or the winery, but all the better if you can give me both.
by Simon J Woolf tells the story of the rise of orange wine (which is made by leaving white grapes in the skins longer during and after fermentation). It’s a very well told story, that takes us to north-eastern Italy, Slovenia and Georgia, pulling in history, politics and personal narratives. Question: what village in the wine-producing region of Collio was home to wine producers Josko Gravner and the late Stanko Radikon?
The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste:
A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe by Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay seeks to explain what some of Europe’s classical wines taste like as well as describing the “particularities of place” in which they are made.
(a) The wine of which grape do Parr and Mackay describe as having, “fruit notes that run from peaches to quince… [the grape] also often has a telltale lanolin aroma: think wet wool, like a sweater that’s been caught in the rain”?
(b) Which Beaujolais Cru is described as, “the most northern of all the Beaujolais Crus… [its wine] a bit lighter in body than other Crus, with
Flawless: Understanding Faults In Wine by Jamie Goode is a detailed guide to faults such as brettanomyces, oxidation, volatile acidity, eucalyptus taint, mousiness and ladybird taint.
If a wine has unwanted aromas of peanut, green (bell) pepper and asparagus, to which of the above faults might it have fallen prey?
Vineyards, Rocks & Soils: The Wine Lover’s Guide to Geology by geology professor and hobbyist winemaker
Alex Maltman introduces the basic principles of geology and explains them in the context of wine.
What is the fourth most abundant element in the earth’s crust?
The Life of Tea: A Journey to the World’s Finest Teas by Michael Freeman and Timothy d’Offay is a photographic guide, with words, to the world’s great teas.
Which rare green tea whose name translates as Dragon Well was served to President Nixon on his 1972 state visit to China?
Red & White: An Unquenchable Thirst for Wine by Oz Clarke is an unconventional wine book: part-memoir, part chatty but ever-so-informative companion to wine.
On the first page of his book, Oz explains that he started drinking at the age of three: at a family picnic near his home in Cambridgeshire, his elder brother started drowning in the river Ouse . While his father rescued him and his mother had hysterics, Oz snaffled – and downed – a bottle of – what?
UNCORK YOUR GENIUS There’s bubbly to be won in my annual wine lover’s quiz