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Think you know your drink?

For a bit of fun we joined up with comedian and wine buff Alexander Armstrong to create this drinks quiz! Think you know your cocktails? Up to scratch on your drink etiquette? Test your knowledge with our questions below, or liven up your dinner parties by quizzing your friends - simply print out the quiz (link at the bottom of the page) and enjoy!

Question 1

What is the name of Sir Cliff’s winery in Portugal?

a) Saumur Holiday
b) Adega do Cantor
c) Cliff Richard Wines Ltd

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Question 2

Bollinger employs the Champagne region’s last representative of one of the following trades. Which one?

a) Drayman
b) Cooper
c) Glassblower

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Question 3

What is whisky mixed with to make whisky mac, my top winter warmer?

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a) Hot water, sugar, cloves and lemon
b) Ginger beer
c) Ginger wine

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Question 4

Wassailing refers to a traditional ceremony that involves singing and drinking, historically the drinking of enormous quantities of spicy mulled cider. What’s the origin of the word ‘wassail’?

a) An abbreviation of “What’s all?”, as in “What’s all this silly noise?”
b) The name of the cup in which the cider was served
c) The toast “wes hal” – “be in good health” – that was traditionally proposed

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Question 5

Which of the Three Wise Men does not have a wine bottle size named after him?

a) Melchior
b) Caspar
c) Balthazar

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Question 6

What is the name of the second wine of Château Lafite Rothschild?

a) La Reserve de Lafite
b) Carruades de Lafite
c) Pavillon Rouge

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Question 7

What is the alcohol in a Snowball cocktail?

a) Malibu
b) Crème de menthe
c) Advocaat

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Question 8

Which of the following is true?

a) Etiquette demands that vintage port is passed to the left
b) Etiquette demands that vintage port is passed to the right
c) Etiquette demands that vintage port is downed in one

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Question 9

What alcohol is used in traditional tiramisu?

a) Marsala wine
b) Orange liqueur
c) Rum

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Question 10

The Screaming Blue Messiah cocktail contains a miniscule quantity of one of the following. Which is it?

a) Gold
b) Frankincense
c) Myrrh

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