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Answers to Wine Quiz #1 (July 19, 2004)

  1. What does term 'ullage' refer to?
    The headspace in a bottle between the cork and the meniscus of the wine
  2. Which of following is not a grape grown in the Bordeaux region?
    1. Cabernet Sauvignon
    2. Cabernet Franc
    3. Malbec
    4. Gamay
      Gamay is a grape of southern Burgundy; the rest are Bordeaux varieties
  3. How many of Italy's provinces produce wine?
    1. all
    2. 17
    3. 15
    4. 12
  4. The business end of a corkscrew is called:
    1. the steel
    2. the lever
    3. the helix
    4. the shaft
  5. What volume of brandy is added to a pipe of port to fortify it?
    1. 10%
    2. 15%
    3. 18%
    4. 20%
  6. What is the only red wine grown in Alsace?
    Pinot Noir
  7. What does the term Crémant refer to?
    A sparkling wine with about half the pressure of a champagne (as in Crémant d'Alsace)
  8. What wine region still crushes and presses its best grapes by foot?
    The Douro Valley, to produce vintage port
  9. What does DOCG stand for?
    The Italian appellation Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, reserved for the top wines such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Chianti, etc.
  10. What is the name of the largest bottle currently used for wine?
    Nebuchadnezzar; it contains 20 bottles

 

 

 

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