Friday, October 22, 2004

Wine pop quiz

Last night Dim and I went to a wine tasting arrangement at Lavinia. The arrangement had been organized by MCI (our ISP) - and since we've been loyal clients (before-, during- and post-chapter 11) we were invited. It was great fun, and Lavinia is a cool shop, they have a vast selection of wine and booze of all sorts.
During the evening, a "wine trivia pop quiz" was held.. Jeez, that's stuff is not easy. First off, we tasted 6 wines (2 white, and 4 red) and we had to map down where in the world they came from. I believe, there were wines from Chili, Argentina, Italy, India, Australia and South-Africa. I think my favorite was the redwine from Italy (Tuscany).
The last part of the "quiz" consisted of 20 questions, about wine and its origins. Fx.:
Q: Who was Petrus?
- A famous chef
- A General under Napoleon the third
- A sommelier under King Louis the XIV

We tried to cheat, and looked some of the questions up over GPRS on my phone, but it was taking too much time, so we tried calling some wine-savvy person we know - whom helped us with a few answers..

We didn't win... (surprise surprise) - well, actually we believe that MCI "fixed" the winners, as the winners were all big accounts (such as Renault)
We were #1 of all the small companies, and we won a book about wine ! Yay!

We finished our glasses, grabbed our "prize" and headed for the exit.. Stopped by a pub and a couple of pints and a shot of Jack...

All in all a nice evening, though we both feel a bit busted today !

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