Wine Trivia Quiz: How Much You Really Know?

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Are you a fan of drinking wine? Wine complements food, which means that pretty much every food dish has a specific wine to pair with it. Drinking wine helps you to put your feet up and relax after a stressful day of work. Wine can also be a hobby. Winemaking is a popular ritual for people who are really into wine. Take this quiz and put your knowledge of wine to the test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which winery does not reside in Alsace?

    • A.

      Trimbach

    • B.

      Domaine Weinbach

    • C.

      Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

    • D.

      Domaine Laroche

    Correct Answer
    D. Domaine Laroche
    Explanation
    The question asks which winery does not reside in Alsace. Trimbach, Domaine Weinbach, and Domaine Zind-Humbrecht are all well-known wineries in Alsace. However, Domaine Laroche is not located in Alsace.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following U.S. wineries is located in Oregon?

    • A.

      Ponzi

    • B.

      Leonetti Cellars

    • C.

      Chateau Ste. Michelle

    • D.

      L'ecole No. 41

    Correct Answer
    A. Ponzi
    Explanation
    Ponzi is the correct answer because it is a winery located in Oregon.

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  • 3. 

    Which producer of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir does not produce an offering outside of the appellation?

    • A.

      Rochioli

    • B.

      Dehlinger

    • C.

      Williams Selyem

    • D.

      Kistler

    Correct Answer
    B. Dehlinger
    Explanation
    Dehlinger is the correct answer because they are the only producer listed that does not produce a Pinot Noir outside of the Russian River Valley appellation. This means that all of their Pinot Noir wines are exclusively made from grapes grown within the Russian River Valley, highlighting their commitment to the region and its unique terroir.

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  • 4. 

    Winemaker Helen Turley owns which winery with husband John Wetlaufer?

    • A.

      Turley Cellars

    • B.

      Marcassin Vineyard

    • C.

      Martinelli

    • D.

      Pahlmeyer

    Correct Answer
    B. Marcassin Vineyard
    Explanation
    Helen Turley and her husband John Wetlaufer own Marcassin Vineyard.

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  • 5. 

    Which grape varietal does not produce a red wine?

    • A.

      Cinsault

    • B.

      Picpoul

    • C.

      Grenache

    • D.

      Charbono

    Correct Answer
    B. Picpoul
    Explanation
    Picpoul is the grape varietal that does not produce a red wine. Cinsault, Grenache, and Charbono are all grape varietals that can be used to produce red wines. Picpoul, on the other hand, is primarily used to produce white wines. It is a versatile grape that is known for its high acidity and citrus flavors, making it a popular choice for white wine production.

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  • 6. 

    Which winery produced a Shiraz in 2005?

    • A.

      Charles Cimicky

    • B.

      Cloudy Bay

    • C.

      Kumeu River

    • D.

      Los Vascos

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles Cimicky
    Explanation
    Charles Cimicky is the winery that produced a Shiraz in 2005.

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  • 7. 

    What 1990's Bordeaux vintage has been compared to the best vintages of all time?

    • A.

      1995

    • B.

      1997

    • C.

      1993

    • D.

      1994

    Correct Answer
    A. 1995
    Explanation
    The 1995 Bordeaux vintage has been compared to the best vintages of all time. This suggests that the quality of the wines produced in 1995 was exceptional and on par with some of the greatest vintages in Bordeaux's history. The comparison implies that the 1995 wines had excellent characteristics such as complexity, balance, and aging potential, making them highly regarded by wine enthusiasts and collectors.

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  • 8. 

    The grape varietal Tempranillo made what wine-producing country famous?

    • A.

      Italy

    • B.

      Chile

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    D. Spain
    Explanation
    Tempranillo is a grape varietal that is primarily grown in Spain. It is one of the most important grapes used in Spanish winemaking and is a key component in famous Spanish wines such as Rioja and Ribera del Duero. The grape is known for producing wines with flavors of red fruit, leather, and tobacco, and it is highly regarded for its ability to age well. Therefore, Spain is the correct answer as it is the country that made Tempranillo famous.

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  • 9. 

    Which winery is not a publicly-traded company?

    • A.

      California's Gallo Wines

    • B.

      California's Beringer

    • C.

      Chile's Concha Y Toro

    • D.

      California's Robert Mondavi

    Correct Answer
    A. California's Gallo Wines
    Explanation
    California's Gallo Wines is not a publicly-traded company because it is a family-owned and operated winery. This means that the ownership of the company is not shared with the public through the buying and selling of stocks on the stock market. In contrast, publicly-traded companies like California's Beringer, Chile's Concha Y Toro, and California's Robert Mondavi have shares of their company available for public purchase and trading on the stock exchange.

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  • 10. 

    What type of wine is most age-worthy?

    • A.

      Malbec

    • B.

      Madeira

    • C.

      Merlot

    • D.

      Syrah

    Correct Answer
    B. Madeira
    Explanation
    Madeira is the correct answer because it is a fortified wine that undergoes a unique aging process called "estufagem," which involves heating the wine and exposing it to oxygen. This process gives Madeira its distinct flavor profile and allows it to develop complex flavors over time. Madeira wines are known for their exceptional longevity and can age for decades, making them highly age-worthy compared to other types of wines like Malbec, Merlot, and Syrah.

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  • 11. 

    Burgundy is famous for what two grape varietals?

    • A.

      Pinot Noir And Chardonnay

    • B.

      Chablis And Montrachet

    • C.

      Chardonnay And Merlot

    • D.

      Cabernet And Chardonnay

    Correct Answer
    A. Pinot Noir And Chardonnay
    Explanation
    Burgundy is famous for producing wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varietals. These two grapes are the most widely planted and highly regarded in the Burgundy region of France. Pinot Noir is a red grape variety known for producing elegant and complex wines with flavors of red fruits, earth, and spice. Chardonnay is a white grape variety that produces wines with a wide range of styles, from crisp and mineral-driven to rich and buttery. Both grapes thrive in the cool climate and limestone soils of Burgundy, resulting in wines that are highly prized by wine enthusiasts around the world.

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  • 12. 

    Which wine periodical's slogan is "The Independent Consumer's Bimonthly Guide to Fine Wine"?

    • A.

      Food & Wine

    • B.

      Wine Spectator

    • C.

      Wine & Spirits

    • D.

      The Wine Advocate

    Correct Answer
    D. The Wine Advocate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Wine Advocate. The slogan "The Independent Consumer's Bimonthly Guide to Fine Wine" aligns with The Wine Advocate's mission to provide unbiased and independent reviews and ratings of wines. The publication aims to guide consumers in their wine choices by providing expert advice and analysis.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following individuals does not professionally critique fine wines?

    • A.

      James Laube

    • B.

      Robert Parker

    • C.

      Steve Tanzer

    • D.

      Bob Hitchcock

    Correct Answer
    D. Bob Hitchcock
    Explanation
    Bob Hitchcock does not professionally critique fine wines. The other three individuals mentioned in the question, James Laube, Robert Parker, and Steve Tanzer, are well-known wine critics who have established themselves in the industry. However, there is no information or evidence to suggest that Bob Hitchcock is a professional wine critic, making him the correct answer to the question.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following vineyards can be found in Sonoma County?

    • A.

      Monterey

    • B.

      Rutherford

    • C.

      Chalk Hill

    • D.

      Howell Mountain

    Correct Answer
    C. Chalk Hill
    Explanation
    Chalk Hill is a vineyard that can be found in Sonoma County.

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  • 15. 

    Which wine was previously made in Australia but is now produced in France?

    • A.

      Jacob's Creek Semillon Chardonnay

    • B.

      Vin De Pays

    • C.

      Beaujolais Nouveaux

    • D.

      Merlot

    Correct Answer
    A. Jacob's Creek Semillon Chardonnay
    Explanation
    Jacob's Creek Semillon Chardonnay was previously made in Australia but is now produced in France. This suggests that the winemakers of Jacob's Creek decided to relocate their production to France. The decision to move the production could be due to various reasons such as changes in climate, soil conditions, or market demand. By moving to France, the winemakers may be able to take advantage of the unique terroir and winemaking techniques of the region, which could result in a different flavor profile for the wine.

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