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verre à madère

English translation: 4 ounces liquide

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11:55 Mar 5, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: verre à madère
this is a glass used to measure certain liquids, in this recipe, to measure rhum. I don't know how big such a glass is, has anybody any idea?
Dominique Cook
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:38
English translation:4 ounces liquide
Explanation:
verre à madère = verre à sherry; English, *sherry glass*. I just checked ours, and they hold 4 ounces of liquid (ie, 1/2 cup). In English, also sometimes called *whiskey sour glass*.

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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 03:38
Grading comment
Thank you for clarifying also how big it is.
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Summary of answers provided
nasee belowAndréa Basili
nasee belowAndréa Basili
nasherry glass (Glasses (Table Setting), Wine Service, Glassware)Anthony Saulter
na(Madeira) dessert wine glassAndréa Basili
na4 ounces liquide
Yolanda Broad


  

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11 mins
4 ounces liquide


Explanation:
verre à madère = verre à sherry; English, *sherry glass*. I just checked ours, and they hold 4 ounces of liquid (ie, 1/2 cup). In English, also sometimes called *whiskey sour glass*.




    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 03:38
Native speaker of: English
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Thank you for clarifying also how big it is.
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1 day 16 hrs
(Madeira) dessert wine glass


Explanation:
The Madeira glass is bigger than a shot glass or grappa glass, but smaller than a white wine glass. Unfortunately, I don't have one handy to tell you exactly how much liquid it holds.
Best regards,
Andréa

Andréa Basili
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1 day 18 hrs
sherry glass (Glasses (Table Setting), Wine Service, Glassware)


Explanation:
Smaller stemmed glass: usually described as a sherry glass, for Sherry, Brandy, Port and Dry Martinis (Reference: Termium Linguistic Database)

Anthony Saulter
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2 days 20 hrs
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Explanation:
At the Madeira wine site, there was a response posted to a question about which glassware should be used to serve Madeira wine. The answer provided at the site was "...smaller glasses made for sweet wine or a sherry glass; however, I prefer a tulip-shaped 0,11 glass to support the beautiful aroma." At another site (www.tias.com/stores/grannyscupboard/franglass-1.html) there was something called a "Madeira goblet" which looked like the glassware shown in the old-fashioned picture shown on the Madeira wine homepage. At this point you will want to know which glass is used most frequently to drink Madeira in France. (I tried to search "verre de Madère", but the search only turned up recipes.) From the other answers given, that glass may very well be a sherry glass. Good luck!


    Reference: http://www.madeira.com/html/nindex.html
    Reference: http://www.tias.com/stores/grannyscupboard/franglass-1.html
Andréa Basili
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2 days 21 hrs
see below


Explanation:
Sorry, "verre a Madère" turned up more than "verre de Madère" (my mistake), but nothing decisive. Here is another site that may be of interest: Saveurs: Dégustation et conservation du vin de Madère- The site says that a crystal, unetched glass should be used, but doesn't specify the shape or size. Once again, good luck.


    Reference: http://Saveurs.sympatico.ca/ency-10/madere/degustation.htm
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