4 S Wine Tasting Assessment

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 50

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Wine tasting to the shock of many is actually a well-paying job for a lot of people. If it weren’t for a good review from a wine taster some wine would go unnoticed to date. How good are your skills as a wine tester? Take the quiz below and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     In order, what is the name for each “S” in the wine tasting course?
    • A. 

      Swirl, Sip, Swallow, Spit

    • B. 

      Swirl, Smell, Sip, Spit

    • C. 

      Smell, Shuffle, Swing, Sip

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Why is it important to Spit out the wine after sipping?
    • A. 

      To determine the texture and finish the wine leaves behind in your mouth

    • B. 

      To determine the color of the wine in your mouth

    • C. 

      To only intake a few ounces at a time

    • D. 

      Because it’s fun

  • 3. 
     All of the following describe a “Taste” EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Bitter

    • B. 

      Acidic

    • C. 

      Fruity

    • D. 

      Sweet

  • 4. 
    What is the difference between a taste and a flavor?
    • A. 

      There is no difference, they are the same

    • B. 

      Taste is detected from our taste buds, while Flavor is detected by both the mouth and nose

    • C. 

      Flavor is discerned from out taste buds, while Taste is discerned by both the mouth and nose

    • D. 

      Taste is subjective to the person tasting, and Flavor is described on the wine label

  • 5. 
    What does the first “S” stand for in the 4 S wine tasting course?
    • A. 

      Smell

    • B. 

      Swirl

    • C. 

      Swallow

    • D. 

      Show

  • 6. 
    What does the fourth “S” stand for in the 4 S wine tasting course?
    • A. 

      Smell

    • B. 

      Swirl

    • C. 

      Spit

    • D. 

      Sip

  • 7. 
    What does the third “S” stand for in the 4 S wine tasting course?
    • A. 

      Smell

    • B. 

      Sip

    • C. 

      Swirl

    • D. 

      Swallow

  • 8. 
    What does the second “S” stand for in the 4 S wine tasting course?
    • A. 

      Smell

    • B. 

      Spit

    • C. 

      Sip

    • D. 

      Swirl

  • 9. 
    What has happened if you detect no taste and/or flavor during the wine tasting?
    • A. 

      The wine is to warm

    • B. 

      You have used the wrong size glass

    • C. 

      The wine is over chilled

    • D. 

      The wine has not vintage

  • 10. 
    What is the best temperature to serve Red wine?
    • A. 

      30-40 degrees

    • B. 

      75-80 degrees

    • C. 

      60-65 degrees

    • D. 

      50-55 degrees

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