13 Apr

Wine Basics Quiz #2

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“Grape Expectations”…Wine Basics Quiz #2

(Forgive the title but I couldn’t resist).

I am a firm believer in learning about varietals as a solid base to learning more about wines.
Due to the overwhelming response to our last quiz on wine basics we have decided to compile another.  Perhaps pour yourself a glass of wine at the end of your day and give it a try, you just might learn something new!
So please enjoy our latest quiz!
It might even help make it easier in choosing your next wine selection.

1. From the list of wines below, which would not have the Chardonnay grape in it?

2. Which white varietal is best known for benefitting from barrel ageing?

3. Which is not a red grape?

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

5. What causes the astringency or ‘chalky dry’ effect in the mouth found mostly in red wines?

6. Choose the varietal often referred to as the “King” of the red grapes?

7. Pick the white varietal.

8. If you purchased a Hermitage what would be the varietal used in producing this wine?

9. Which is the main red varietal grown in Burgundy France?

10. Which grape, until recently, was mistaken for Merlot in Chile?

11. Which is the main varietal used to make Barbaresco?

12. Which varietal would most likely produce a lighter bodied wine?

13. Pick the red varietal often referred to as the “Queen” of the red grapes.

14. Pinotage is the result of crossing which two grapes?

15. Amarone is higher in alcohol than most red wines because:

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

17. What varietal produces the famous white wine of Chablis of France?

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

19. Red grapes grown in warmer climates tend to be:

20. In the region of Bordeaux France, which is the most planted red grape?

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5 Comments on “ Wine Basics Quiz #2 ”

  1. Shawn Barrans April 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    14 out of 20 this time! I think the glass of Australian Chardonay had something to do with it though! Great Quiz Craig! I did it with my mom and she was even surprised at how much she knew!


  2. Peter April 13, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks again. This is fun … keep them coming.

  3. Bob Ferguson April 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Great quiz Craig lots of fun, although I scored better on the first one. Keep ’em coming.

  4. Jason Phelps April 14, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Another 20 out of 20. I really do have a problem. No drinking involved. That might has lost me a question or two!


  5. Darlene April 14, 2011 at 10:01 am

    The first quiz I did better….Now I really do believe I better stick to helping sister bottle….After seeing this score 3 out of 20 LOL

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