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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by TLW » 23:56 Tue 15 Apr 2014

DRT wrote:Are you thinking of Massandra? Is that from Crimea?
Very possibly so. I remember an auction catalogue of a collection of 19th century wines described as Crimean port which I saw about 25 years ago when I first became besotted with/by port. As I recall, the wines were produced for the Tsar's cellars, but had passed into other ownership over time.

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Post by djewesbury » 00:00 Wed 16 Apr 2014

TLW wrote:As I recall, the wines were produced for the Tsar's cellars, but had passed into other ownership over time.
What a nice way of describing the orderly transfer of the Tsar's property in October 1917.
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Post by TLW » 00:01 Wed 16 Apr 2014

djewesbury wrote:
TLW wrote:As I recall, the wines were produced for the Tsar's cellars, but had passed into other ownership over time.
What a nice way of describing the orderly transfer of the Tsar's property in October 1917.
The more things change...

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Post by DRT » 00:03 Wed 16 Apr 2014

djewesbury wrote:
TLW wrote:As I recall, the wines were produced for the Tsar's cellars, but had passed into other ownership over time.
What a nice way of describing the orderly transfer of the Tsar's property in October 1917.
...and its repatriation to Russian ownership in 2014.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Post by djewesbury » 00:13 Wed 16 Apr 2014

I am supposed to ask a question. Since I won the last round unfairly I will ask a truly awful question so that someone else can quickly take over.
I thought of a really pathetic pleasantry earlier on, concerning a drink that would be appropriate to drink on Good Friday. It is not port; what is it?
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Post by CaliforniaBrad » 04:38 Wed 16 Apr 2014

Would it be vinegar?


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Post by djewesbury » 08:25 Wed 16 Apr 2014

Not vinegar. Who'd drink vinegar?
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Post by CaliforniaBrad » 15:37 Wed 16 Apr 2014

Jesus, on the cross, on Good Friday?


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Post by AW77 » 16:19 Wed 16 Apr 2014

A long drink consisting of blood orange juice and Campari.
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Post by djewesbury » 16:24 Wed 16 Apr 2014

CaliforniaBrad wrote:Jesus, on the cross, on Good Friday?
Exactly. Look where it got him.
AW77 wrote:A long drink consisting of blood orange juice and Campari.
Lovely. But no.
I was drinking a glass of the drink in question the other day and looking at the label when it occurred to me. It's really very simple indeed.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by CaliforniaBrad » 05:53 Thu 17 Apr 2014

Benedictine, neat?


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Post by PopulusTremula » 07:04 Thu 17 Apr 2014

Blue Nun?

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Post by djewesbury » 08:43 Thu 17 Apr 2014

CaliforniaBrad wrote:Benedictine, neat?
Really?
PopulusTremula wrote:Blue Nun?
Oh dear no.
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Post by djewesbury » 08:44 Thu 17 Apr 2014

The riddle is a rather tenuously constructed one. But mainly relies on Christian symbology.
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Post by jdaw1 » 08:57 Thu 17 Apr 2014

djewesbury wrote:The riddle is a rather tenuously constructed one.
Translation: you won’t get it until the clues are really really obvious.

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Post by djewesbury » 08:58 Thu 17 Apr 2014

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:The riddle is a rather tenuously constructed one.
Translation: you won’t get it until the clues are really really obvious.
So try some guesses. Christian symbology: off you go!
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by griff » 11:09 Thu 17 Apr 2014

Lacryma Christi?

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Post by djewesbury » 11:11 Thu 17 Apr 2014

griff wrote:Lacryma Christi?
No. Not port.
Christian symbology would involve all those cyphers, names and marks used to denote Christ.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by griff » 11:16 Thu 17 Apr 2014

1985 Le Vin du Rosier?

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Post by djewesbury » 11:22 Thu 17 Apr 2014

Two guesses in a row????

EDIT: Oh, that's how I won the last round..
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Post by PopulusTremula » 11:43 Thu 17 Apr 2014

Eggnog?

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Post by djewesbury » 11:50 Thu 17 Apr 2014

PopulusTremula wrote:Eggnog?

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I like your thinking. No.
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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by griff » 11:56 Thu 17 Apr 2014

djewesbury wrote:Two guesses in a row????

EDIT: Oh, that's how I won the last round..
More in jest than earnest :sun:

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Re: One quiz at a time

Post by AW77 » 14:04 Thu 17 Apr 2014

So we are searching for a bottle that has for example a picture of a fish on it. Perhaps we should ask Robert Langdon. :)
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If they were still brewing it, then my guess would be Fischer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fischer_Brewery
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Post by djewesbury » 14:07 Thu 17 Apr 2014

AW77 wrote:So we are searching for a bottle that has for example a picture of a fish on it.
You have responded to the clue in the intended fashion. Thank you. It is not a fish, but a very closely related symbol.
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