A Little Cheese With Your Dog?

So my wife sent me out to pick up some wine while she went to a dog training class, and while I was in the store a young man came in and asked if they had any Moet & Chandon and I said, “Oh, yeah, she keeps it in a pretty little cabinet. Let them eat cake, she says, just like Marie Antoinette,” and everyone just stared at me and I invited everyone to come home with me just so I could yell at them to get off my lawn, but that’s another story. At least it all came together in this pop quiz: Dog breed or wine?

  1. Marsanne
  2. Spitz
  3. Griffon Nivernais
  4. Bandolino
  5. Pomeranian
  6. Malbec
  7. Maltese
  8. Dolcetto
  9. Mad Dog
  10. Amontillado
  11. Keeshond
  12. Frascati
  13. Xoloitzcuintli
  14. Muscat
  15. Sauterns
  16. Schnauzer
  17. Gewürztraminer
  18. Lambrusco
  19. Weimaraner
  20. Briard
  21. Traminer
  22. Vizsla
  23. Borzoi
  24. Syrah
  25. Courgette


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  1. Red

    Ha! I got it! Too bad I wasn’t there. I’d’ve laughed with you.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      It would have been nice to have someone there to laugh with me. Also that happened before the release of the film “Bohemian Rhapsody” but I hope that now a few more people at least would get it.

  2. The Huntress915

    Oooohh I’m going to do this!
    1. Marsanne – Wine
    2. Spitz – Dog
    3. Griffon Nivernais – Dog
    4. Bandolino – Wine
    5. Pomeranian – Dog
    6. Malbec – Wine
    7. Maltese – Dog
    8. Dolcetto – Wine
    9. Mad Dog – Wine
    10. Amontillado – Wine
    11. Keeshond – Dog
    12. Frascati – Wine
    13. Xoloitzcuintli – Weird dog
    14. Muscat – Wine
    15. Sauterns – Wine
    16. Schnauzer – Dog
    17. Gewürztraminer – Wine
    18. Lambrusco – Good cheap wine
    19. Weimaraner – Dog
    20. Briard – Dog
    21. Traminer – Wine that sounds like a dog name
    22. Vizsla – Dog that sounds like a wine
    23. Borzoi – Dog that sounds like an Italian or Russian dish
    24. Syrah – Wine
    25. Courgette – Wine that sounds like a mixed breed of dog

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Excellent–high marks for getting every one right except for Courgette, although I think you’re technically correct about that one–it does sound like a mixed breed but it’s really what crazy people call a zucchini.

  3. Jay

    This quiz is meant for me; I am having my rain man moment.
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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I take it you got them all right then. Also since you mentioned Rain Man I have to share that I’ve eaten at Pompilio’s. They have a mural of Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman with the toothpicks.

  4. mydangblog

    I love both wine and dogs so this was perfect. But that last one—is it a dog, wine, or an eggplant?!

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That last one was meant to throw people off. A “courgette” is what the British call a zucchini. I should probably go to the Oxford English Dictionary to look that up because now I wonder why they object to the name “zucchini”.

  5. Ann Koplow

    I did pretty well, considering I don’t drink wine and I’m a cat person. And I know what a courgette is, even though I’m a klutz in the kitchen. Speaking of that, Happy National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day, Chris!

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I have to make a note of National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day and celebrate it next year–it sounds like it even deserves to be an international holiday, one that could also be celebrated by people who say “courgette” instead of “zucchini”.

  6. Allison

    Passed with flying colors. Go, me!!! May I recommend Vinho Verde? Pairs well with Dalmatians.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Thank you for the recommendation–I’ll have to find some Vinho Verde for someone I know who loves wine and Dalmatians and the color green.

  7. Tom

    I wouldn’t know a wine if it bit me, and unless the wine is a goldilino muscretriever I probably wouldn’t know the dog breed, either. But I will take this moment to appreciate your humor and the way that brain of yours works, Chris. Salud! ?

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I’m not a wine drinker either and am only vaguely familiar with dog breeds, but maybe that’s why they came together in my brain. The less I know about something the more likely it is to remind me of something else.

  8. LeMitri's

    Haha nice!


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