Friday, April 07, 2006

Photo Quiz No. 1

Let's see if you can guess what this is and especially why you see a lot of this in the Rheingau around this time of the year... Any ideas?


Solution:
These are palettes with new wine bottles for the 2005 wine to be bottled. They don't bottle all of it yet, some remains longer in the barrels, but there are some early wines that can go out to the customers now.

A friend of mine is vintner and he promised that I can take photos when he bottles some of his wine so I can share it with you. You'll see it hopefully soon!

Thank you all for participating in my little quiz here!!!

24 Comments:

At 10:23 AM, Blogger Kris said...

Beer festival coming soon ? ..hmmm, not idea . But an effective B/w shot !!

 
At 11:00 AM, Blogger Lisi said...

bottles definitely...beer bottles?

 
At 11:50 AM, Blogger Grant F said...

definitely bottles...too small to be for wine, so I'm guessing for beer.

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger Karine said...

bottles of (wine?), bottles of (wine?), bottles of (wine?), bottles of (wine?) ???? and what's the occasion this time of the year ?

 
At 1:13 PM, Blogger Lorraine said...

stacked napkin rings.... ;)
haven't a clue!

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger Cynthia! said...

no idea!! wine samplers??

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger grainofsand said...

Looks like wine bottles to me ??

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Hey, you guys are doing great!!! Cannot hold myself back to give a hint... :) First of all, yes, these are wine bottles! Germany is known for its beer (especially Bavaria) but the Rheingau is a wine region.

And here comes the tip: These bottles are all empty, unused, and clean...

 
At 6:43 PM, Anonymous markus said...

harvest/wine production wont start for a few months, so there all empty. they are the standard .75ml wine bottles used by most wineries in the rheingau. some towns have "special" bottles, that distinguish where the whine came from. personally i am a huge fan of the "spaetlese". i am down to one bottle here...someone want to send me some? ;-)

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Ahhhh, we're getting close here... Not quite there yet, though... :)

Great bottle explanation, couldn't have explained it better!

So, let me restate: they are empty...

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger Jasp said...

Wine bottles....was going to say beer but you gave the clue (and a previous post on the state of the vineyards)

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger Rob said...

I would guees then that they are making these bottle for export. It's a bottle factory.

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger Ash said...

No idea! I havent seen anything like this ;-)

Nice b&w pattern..

 
At 8:28 PM, Anonymous lagatta à Montréal said...

Well, quite obviously the wine from the 2005 autumn harvest is ready to be bottled - unless there is some other arcane element to add?

Ich möchte ein Glas Weißwein!

 
At 12:23 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Yeah - we got a winner here!!! Lagatta is right! These are palettes with new wine bottles for the 2005 wine to be bottled. They don't bottle all of it yet, some remains longer in the barrels, but there are some early wines that can go out to the customers now.

A friend of mine is vintner and he promised that I can take photos when he bottles some of his wine so I can share it with you. You'll see it hopefully soon!

Thank you all for participating in my little quiz here!!!

 
At 12:49 AM, Anonymous lagatta à Montréal said...

Do I get eine Flasche Weißwein? ;-)

 
At 3:24 AM, Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said...

i'm guessing its the new beer crop - ready for the beer festivals coming up in may/june ?

I hope i;m right - i hate when i'm wrong - let me know please...!

great abstract picture by the way -

AD

 
At 3:51 AM, Blogger luminlight said...

Gosh, I can't even tell if that photo is real or computer generated? Looks to me like stacks of bottles wrapped in plastic...

 
At 7:19 AM, Blogger Jill said...

I have no idea.

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger Vancouver Daily Photo said...

bottled water?

 
At 8:56 AM, Blogger Sam said...

Oh, is it the wine? The white wine from last year being bottled and sent out?
Great picture, BTW!

 
At 11:17 AM, Anonymous MrC said...

hiya Nicola ... looks like i missed your little guessing game - great idea! ... but more importantly - great picture!!
;)

 
At 12:10 PM, Anonymous G said...

Ahh....wine. The only thing I like as much is beer. And whisky.

Time for a drink.

(Nice shot).

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Thanks everyone for guessing - you were great! If you missed this one, I'm sure there will be more coming up...

lagatta - I wish I could send you a bottle of wine but that would get a bit expensive everytime I'm gonna have a quiz here. What I can offer is to send you, as the winner here, a postcard of the beautiful Rheingau. How about that, would you like it? If so, please email me your address, so I know where to send it. :)

 

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