Top 10 alcohol facts Selected as the most interesting among alcohol related questions in Alcohol quiz Methanol (wood alcohol) is highly poisonous. Comparing to ethanol, is it more or less sedative?Less sedative. Methanol has a much weaker sedative effect than ethanol, which leads the victim to drink more than it would normally do with ethanol. Methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and then to the poisonous formic acid in the liver. Created by: MarcusXdrugs facts » Which European countries once instituted prohibition of alcohol?Nordic Countries. In the early twentieth century, much of the impetus for the prohibition movement in the Nordic countries and North America came from moralistic convictions of pietistic Protestants. Nordic countries had started prohibition before the United States did. Between 1915-1919, laws were passed in Norway, Iceland and Finland. Created by: globalquiz.orgprohibition facts » What was the name of the monk famous for his contributions to the Champagne making process?Dom Pérignon. In 1718, Canon Godinot published a set of wine making rules that were said to be established by Dom Pérignon. Prior to blending he would taste the grapes without knowing the source vineyard to avoid influencing his perceptions. References to his "blind tasting of wine" have led to the common misconception that Dom Pérignon was blind.Created by: globalquiz.orgwine facts » What alcohol are these fancy silver spoons used for?Absinthe. A perforated or slotted spoon is used to dissolve a sugar cube in a glass of absinthe. In the period since absinthe was made illegal in the US antique dealers have seen dramatic increases in the prices of these artifacts there. Some absinthe spoons can fetch thousands of dollars.Created by: globalquiz.orgsilver facts » What liquor is particularly famous for its durability? (samples from the Napoleonic era are still in use)Madeira is a fortified wine made in the Portuguese Madeira Islands, off the coast of Africa. To prevent the wine from spoiling, neutral grape spirits were added. Today, Madeira is noted for its unique winemaking process which involves heating the wine. Created by: Tschukawines facts » Kwak is a Belgian beer, traditionally served in unusual glass. Why?It was designed for coachmen. the brewery claims the glass was designed by the innkeeper Pauwel Kwak in the early 19th century for coachmen. A special shape of the glass allowed them to fix the beer to the carriage and avoid spills. Created by: TschukaBelgium facts » What type of wine bottle represents the photo?Burgundian bottle. This is a Burgundian bottle, because it has a squat silhouette and a neck narrowing upwards.The Mozel/Alzac bottle has a similar shape, but it is more slender. The Bordeaux bottle has a simple, short neck and a cylindrical shape.Created by: Tschukabeverages facts » Where is the Commandaria wine from? (probably world's oldest named wine still in production)From Cyprus. Commandaria is an amber-coloured sweet dessert wine made in the Commandaria is made from sun-dried grapes of the varieties Xynisteri and Mavro. It represents an ancient wine style documented in Cyprus back to 800 BC. The name Commandaria dates back to the crusades in the 12th century.Created by: Tschukawines facts » Which plant is used to produce Tequila?Blue agave. Tequila is a regionally specific distilled beverage and type of alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco. Created by: NinjaiMexico facts » What units are used to measure the bitterness of beer?IBU. The International Bittering Units scale, or simply IBU scale, is used to approximately quantify the bitterness of beer. This scale is not measured on the perceived bitterness of the beer, but rather the amount of iso-alpha acids.Created by: Ninjaibeer facts » Play alcohol quiz and see all the questions.