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Answers to Wine Quiz #5 (November 16, 2004)

  1. Which of the following grapes is not part of a red Bordeaux blend?
    1. Cabernet Sauvignon
    2. Cabernet Franc
    3. Malbec
    4. Gamay
    5. Petit Verdot
    6. Merlot
    Gamay – that's the grape of Beaujolais
  2. What are the four wine appellations of British Columbia?
    Okanagan Valley, Similkameen Valley, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island
  3. What does Blanc de Noirs mean on a French wine label?
    A white wine made from only black grapes, usually referring to champagne
  4. On what day is Beaujolais Nouveau released?
    Beaujolais Nouveau is released annually on the third Thursday of November
  5. What do Baga, Bagaceira and Bairrada have in common?
    They are all Portuguese wine terms: Baga is a grape, Bairrada is a region and Bagaceira is the Portuguese equivalent of grappa
  6. What is the still wine made in the Champagne region called?
    Coteaux champenois
  7. What does chaptalisation do to wine?
    Chapatalisation increases the alcohol in fermenting wine by the addition of sugar
  8. What do egg whites, milk, fish bladders and diatomaceous earth have to do with wine?
    They have all been used as fining agents to clarify wine before bottling
  9. What is a wine thief?
    A glass or metal pipette used to extract wine from the barrel for sampling
  10. What is a Teinturier grape?
    A grape, like Alicante Bouchet, with deeply coloured juice that is added to fermenting wine to give more colour

 

 

 

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