Answers to Wine Quiz #2 (August 17, 2004)
- What is the major grape of the Northern Rhône?
- Which producer made the first commercially available Icewine in Canada?
Hainle Vineyards Okanagan Riesling Icewine 1978
- What does a riddler do in the cellar?
A riddler agitates bottles of champagne by hand to collect the dead
yeast cells on the cork prior to removing them.
- Which of the following grapes is not used in the production of champagne:
Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier?
- What is a punt (in wine terms, not football) and what is its use?
A punt is the indentation in the bottom of a bottle. Before the use
of filtration, the punt collected the dead yeast cells. It also strengthened
bottles used for sparkling wines.
- What's the difference between must and pomace?
Must is the freshly pressed grape juice and grape particles before
fermentation; pomace is the grape residue (skins, pits, stalks) after
the newly fermented wine has been drawn off.
- What is grappa made from?
Grappa is a distillate made from pomace (the left-over grape residue).
- What does Meritage mean?
Meritage is a California-coined term for a Bordeaux style blend
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot for red, Sauvignon Blanc
and Semillon for whites.
- What is the usual name for a grape the South Africans call Steen?
- To what does the French term veraison refer?
Veraison means the stage of development when the young grapes begin
to develop colour.