15 Mar

Best of the Wine Quizzes from 2011

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I have compiled the best questions of the year and reorganized them in a ‘best of ‘quiz (so you don’t recognize them…hope it works). Try it! If you learn one new thing about wine today it’s a good day.

1. How does one open a bottle of Sparkling wine or Champagne?

2. Why store your wine bottles on their sides?

3. Why would one decant their wine?

4. I am often asked; Why is it when I bring a bottle of wine to a dinner party it does not get opened?

5. Who said “Wine is bottled poetry”?

6. Which is the bottle shape commonly named Bordeaux?

7. From which region in France does Chateauneuf-du-Pape come from?

8. What is the most important aspect to consider when deciding on a place to age your wine for some length of time?

9. From which region in Italy is Barolo produced?

10. Where would you find the Maipo Valley?

11. What does it mean when we say a wine is “HOT”?

12. Which is not a red grape?

13. How are blush wines made in order to produce their pinkish colour?

14. White grapes grown in cooler climates have a tendency to produce wines that are:

15. From what part of the grape does wine typically derive its’ colour?

16. How many grapes does it take to make 1 (one) 750ml bottle of wine?

17. Which grapes is Champagne made from?

18. The year on a wine bottle represents?

19. Approximately how many calories are there in a 5 ounce glass of dry wine?

20. What is the name of the indent on the bottom of a wine or Champagne bottle?

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4 Comments on “ Best of the Wine Quizzes from 2011 ”

  1. Bob Ferguson March 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Challenging and fun and educational quiz Craig. My 12 out of 20 isn’t likely a world record, however I learned some new things. Thanks!

  2. Craig March 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Every day we learn something NEW it’s a good day Bob.

  3. Janet April 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

    14 out of 20! Thanks for putting together these great quizzes Craig!

  4. Craig April 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Well done Janet. Nothing like a nice glass of wine and a fun wine quiz.

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