Slovakia factsGeography quiz
What does the number of puttonyos on tokaj wines mean?
The number of baskets of sweet grapes. Puttonyos is the unit given to denote the level of sugar and hence the sweetness of Hungarian dessert wine, called Tokaji (or tokay). It is traditionally measured by the number of hods of sweet botrytised or nobly rotted grapes (known as Aszú) added to a barrel of wine, but is now measured in grams of residual sugar. The puttony was actually the 25 kg basket or hod of Aszú grapes, and the more added to the barrel of wine, the sweeter the eventual wine. Measurement goes from 3 to 6 Puttonyos. A Tokaji made entirely from Aszú grapes is known as Eszencia.
Which beer name derives from the name of a Slavic god?
Radegast is a Czech beer brewed in Nošovice, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic since 1970, as well as in Šariš Brewery (Slovak: Pivovar Šariš), the largest brewery in Slovakia, located in Veľký Šariš. The beer is named after the Slavic, Moravian-prominent god Radegast. His sacred, temple animal was the horse, In 1068 Burchard, the Bishop of Halberstadt, invaded the country of the Slavic Lutici tribes. His forces razed the pagan temple, and the bishop returned to Saxony riding the sacred black horse.
What is the name of the national mountain of Slovaks?
Krivan . Slovenia got it's Triglav and the national symbol of Slovakia is mount Krivan (roughly can be translated as "the peak with crooked top"). It's even included on Slovakian eurocent coin. Every year there's an "national trip" to Krivan on which hundreds of Slovak ascend the peak, including a few Slovak presidents and leaders including Alexander Dubcek. Krivan is one of the most beautiful peaks in the whole High Tatras range and even though it's not the highest (it's 2495 m) it's visible from many places in all directions.
Who is the only road bicycle racer to win three consecutive World Championships?
Peter Sagan is considered one of cycling's greatest talents, having earned many prestigious victories. On 24 September 2017, Sagan won the World Road Race Championships for the third consecutive year, becoming the first and only cyclist to do so.