Test Your Wine Knowledge
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What is the main grape of Sancerre?
Question 1 Explanation:
The vineyards surrounding the village of Sancerre are best known for their wines made from Sauvignon Blanc.
The Vin Santo wine is produced in which country?
Question 2 Explanation:
Vin Santo is Tuscany's classic dessert wine produced throughout the central Italian region.
What is the main grape in the production of Sauternes?
Question 3 Explanation:
Semillon is the main grape used in the production of Sauternes. While Sauternes are exclusive to France, semillon grapes are also very successfully grown in Australia's Hunter Valley.
What does the term dégorgement refer to?
A step in producing Champagne
Transferring wine from barrel to bottle
Treading the grapes
Harvesting from steep slopes
Question 4 Explanation:
Dégorgement refers to the step where sediment is removed from bottles for Champagne or methode champenoise sparkling wines. The unofficial term 'Late Disgorged' can indicate that a sparkling wine has been left longer than normal bottlings and, through this longer aging, absorbed more flavor from the sediment of grapes and yeast.
Where is Oporto?
Question 5 Explanation:
Oporto is the center of the Port trade in Portugal.
Where is the grape tannat most grown?
Question 6 Explanation:
Tannet is best known as the dominant grape variety in Madiran and is also planted in other French appellations in the Southwest.
What does the term 'En Primeur' refer?
First growth Bordeaux wines.
Tasting the wine from the barrel.
The best Champagne vintage.
Purchasing wine before bottling.
Question 7 Explanation:
Also known as 'wine futures', En Primeur refers to the process of buying wines before they are bottled and released.
Wine regions Sonoma and Napa are located in which US state?
Question 8 Explanation:
Both Sonoma and Napa are located in California.
The first vintage of Sassicaia was released in which year?
Question 9 Explanation:
San Guido Sassicaia was first produced in 1968. It is made from a Bordeaux blend of grapes and was the first single wine to be granted its own DOC (the Italian version of appelation control).
1855 was an important year for French wines because?
Cabernet Sauvignon was most planted grape
Best vintage of the century
Export to America
Bordeaux wines were classified
Question 10 Explanation:
The classification of Bordeaux vineyards has survived 150 years with very few modifications and continues to be a reliable guide to quality.
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