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Answers to Wine Quiz #3 (September 14, 2004)

  1. In which country would you find the wine region Rapel Valley?
    Chile
  2. What do winemakers refer to as "potential alcohol"?
    Residual sugar in the wine
  3. Which of the following grapes produces red wine:
    1. Greco di Tufa
    2. Xynomavro in Greece; the name translates as "black acid"
    3. Cortese
    4. Inzolia
  4. What are "wine diamonds"?
    Wine diamonds are crystals of potassium bitartrate deposited in wine that is subjected to sudden cold. They do not affect the wine.
  5. What region of New Zealand does Cloudy Bay come from?
    Marlborough
  6. Is Recioto della Valpolicella:
    1. a sweet sparkling wine
    2. a light-bodied dry red
    3. a full-bodied sweet red
    4. an off-dry rosé
  7. What French wine is made by carbonic maceration (whole cluster fermentation under CO2)?
    Beaujolais
  8. Calvados is a distillation of:
    1. pears
    2. apples
    3. grape skins
    4. cherries
  9. What are the grape varieties used in Château d'Yquem?
    Yquem is made from Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc
  10. Which of the following grapes is a hybrid and not vitis vinifera:
    1. Colombard
    2. Vidal
    3. Malbec
    4. Petit Verdot

 

 

 

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