Style Gourmet Total Foodie Beverages Certification Exam

50 Questions
Style Gourmet Total Foodie Beverages Certification Exam

Food/wine writer and James Beard Award nominee Elliot Essman, CSW, CSS, has designed the Style Gourmet Certified Total Foodie tests to cover a wide range of food expertise areas. These fifty questions test your knowledge in the area of Beverages.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Comparing seltzer with club soda:
    • A. 

      Seltzer has the higher salt content.

    • B. 

      Club soda has a greater degree of effervescence than seltzer.

    • C. 

      Both seltzer and club soda contain hidden calories from industrial processes.

    • D. 

      Seltzer and club soda are just two terms for the same beverage.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following wine grapes has its origins in France?
    • A. 

      Malbec

    • B. 

      Riesling

    • C. 

      Barbera

    • D. 

      Grenache

  • 3. 
    Which of the following cocktails does NOT contain rum?
    • A. 

      Orgasm

    • B. 

      Mai Tai

    • C. 

      Between the Sheets

    • D. 

      Mojito

  • 4. 
    In Spanish red Rioja wine, what is the predominant grape?
    • A. 

      Palomino

    • B. 

      Tempranillo

    • C. 

      Macabeo (Viura)

    • D. 

      Verdejo

  • 5. 
    The percentage of caffeine in roasted coffee beans decreases with roasting level.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The liquid from the center of the coconut plant is called:
    • A. 

      Coconut water

    • B. 

      Coconut milk

    • C. 

      Coconut cream

    • D. 

      Light coconut milk

  • 7. 
    Under French law, which of the following grapes may be used to produce Champagne?
    • A. 

      Sauvignon Blanc

    • B. 

      Pinot Blanc

    • C. 

      Pinot Meunier

    • D. 

      Chenin Blanc

  • 8. 
    Which of these qualities characterizes a Belgian Lambic beer?
    • A. 

      Brewed from 100% malted barley.

    • B. 

      Spontaneous fermentation using indigenous yeasts.

    • C. 

      The beer is un-hopped.

    • D. 

      The beers are always unblended, bottled from a single brewery.

  • 9. 
    The Italian wine region of Tuscany is known for:
    • A. 

      Barolo

    • B. 

      Bardolino

    • C. 

      Barbaresco

    • D. 

      Brunello

  • 10. 
    There is no such thing as a white Zinfandel grape?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The juniper berry gives its characteristic flavor to which of these beverages?
    • A. 

      Argentinean aguacaliente, brewed from ripe juniper.

    • B. 

      Mexican aguardiente, distilled from a juniper ferment.

    • C. 

      London dry gin

    • D. 

      Polish buffalo grass vodka

  • 12. 
    Freshly squeezed orange juice:
    • A. 

      Has a higher level of sugar than many wines labeled “sweet.”

    • B. 

      Has less sugar than Coca-Cola.

    • C. 

      Has a similar level of sugar to wines labeled “semi-sweet.”

    • D. 

      Has a particularly low glycemic index.

  • 13. 
    Mix whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters for which cocktail?
    • A. 

      Sea Breeze

    • B. 

      Old Fashioned

    • C. 

      Manhattan

    • D. 

      Cosmopolitan

  • 14. 
    Which of the following wine grapes is one of the so-called Bordeaux varieties?
    • A. 

      Petit Verdot

    • B. 

      Chenin Blanc

    • C. 

      Pinot Noir

    • D. 

      Pinot Gris

  • 15. 
    Beaujolais wine is produced from which of these grapes?
    • A. 

      Syrah

    • B. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • C. 

      Gamay

    • D. 

      Grenache

  • 16. 
    Mate (or maté):
    • A. 

      Is a highly sweetened chilled chocolate beverage, enjoyed throughout Spain and Portugal.

    • B. 

      Is an Indonesian hot beverage of tea infused with nutmeg and cloves.

    • C. 

      Is the boiled and sweetened milk of the Himalayan yak, widely consumed in Nepal.

    • D. 

      Is a stimulating herbal infusion popular in South America.

  • 17. 
    Bourbon is made from a mash that contains at least 51%:
    • A. 

      Barley

    • B. 

      Wheat

    • C. 

      Corn

    • D. 

      Rye

  • 18. 
    Most commercial root beers contain little or no caffeine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which of the following types of tea goes through a process of oxidation to create its unique flavor?
    • A. 

      Assam

    • B. 

      Oolong

    • C. 

      Keemun

    • D. 

      Kombucha

  • 20. 
    In the Napa Valley wine region, the further north you go, the cooler the climate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    As to the major wine regions of the states of Washington and Oregon:
    • A. 

      Oregon is cooler and wetter.

    • B. 

      Washington is cooler and wetter.

    • C. 

      Being neighbors, they have similar climates and grape growing conditions.

    • D. 

      Grape production in Oregon far exceeds that of Washington.

  • 22. 
    In addition to being produced from grains, all true whiskies are aged in some kind of wooden cask.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    In most beers, hops are added only after fermentation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Which of the following cocktails does NOT contain orange juice?
    • A. 

      Tequila Sunrise

    • B. 

      Screwdriver

    • C. 

      Rob Roy

    • D. 

      Mimosa

  • 25. 
    Which matching of Italian wine region and wine type is correct?
    • A. 

      Piemonte: Aglianico

    • B. 

      Toscana: Gavi

    • C. 

      Puglia: Soave

    • D. 

      Veneto: Valpolicella

  • 26. 
    Unless otherwise specified on the label, a single malt Scotch whiskey is made from 100%:
    • A. 

      Barley

    • B. 

      Wheat

    • C. 

      Corn

    • D. 

      Rye

  • 27. 
    Lapsang souchong tea gets its special flavor from being:
    • A. 

      Smoked

    • B. 

      Fermented

    • C. 

      Oxidized

    • D. 

      Carefully blended with aromatic spices.

  • 28. 
    The most widely consumed type of distilled spirit in Mexico is:
    • A. 

      Tequila

    • B. 

      Mezcal

    • C. 

      Brandy

    • D. 

      Rum

  • 29. 
    Earl Grey tea gets its distinct flavor from the addition of:
    • A. 

      Clove oil

    • B. 

      Powdered clove

    • C. 

      The oil of the citrus variety called bergamot.

    • D. 

      Crushed Mediterranean laurel (bay leaf).

  • 30. 
    One of California’s Rhône Ranger winemakers would likely produce:
    • A. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blends.

    • B. 

      Syrah and Viognier, possibly blended with each other.

    • C. 

      Crisp Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

    • D. 

      Zinfandel and Petite Sirah.

  • 31. 
    Which of these German wine label terms signifies a wine most likely to be sweet?
    • A. 

      Kabinett

    • B. 

      Beerenauslese

    • C. 

      Spätlese

    • D. 

      Auslese

  • 32. 
    After water and tea, the most widely consumed beverage in the world is.
    • A. 

      Goat's milk

    • B. 

      Coffee

    • C. 

      Beer

    • D. 

      Orange juice

  • 33. 
    Which of the following is a variety of coffee bean?
    • A. 

      Forastero

    • B. 

      Criollo

    • C. 

      Trinitario

    • D. 

      Robusto

  • 34. 
    A caffè macchiato is a form of:
    • A. 

      Negroni

    • B. 

      Cappuccino

    • C. 

      Mocha

    • D. 

      Espresso

  • 35. 
    Which of the following wine grape varieties is associated with France’s Loire region?
    • A. 

      Cabernet Franc

    • B. 

      Chenin Blanc

    • C. 

      Sauvignon Blanc

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 36. 
    Which of these southern Italian wine grape varieties is genetically similar to California’s Zinfandel?
    • A. 

      Primitivo

    • B. 

      Nero d'Avola

    • C. 

      Negroamaro

    • D. 

      Grillo

  • 37. 
    The spirit added to orange juice to make the cocktail called an orange blossom is:
    • A. 

      Vodka

    • B. 

      Rum

    • C. 

      Whiskey

    • D. 

      Gin

  • 38. 
    Which of the following is NOT a sparkling wine?
    • A. 

      Spanish Cava

    • B. 

      Italian Franciacorta

    • C. 

      German Liebfraumilch

    • D. 

      French Crémant de Bordeaux

  • 39. 
    What is the main difference between commercial ginger ale and traditional ginger beer?
    • A. 

      Ginger beer has alcohol and ginger ale does not.

    • B. 

      Ginger beer gets its carbonation from a fermentation process, while ginger ale is artificially carbonated.

    • C. 

      Ginger beer is much sweeter than ginger ale.

    • D. 

      Ginger ale commonly adds citrus flavors to the ginger while ginger beer is ginger only.

  • 40. 
    The red bartender’s syrup called grenadine was originally manufactured from:
    • A. 

      Pomegranate juice

    • B. 

      Cranberry juice

    • C. 

      Red grape juice

    • D. 

      Red currant juice

  • 41. 
    Which of the following red wines would go best with a meaty fish like tuna?
    • A. 

      Cabernet Franc

    • B. 

      Merlot

    • C. 

      Pinot Noir

    • D. 

      Syrah

  • 42. 
    Compared with dairy milk:
    • A. 

      Rice milk is higher in protein.

    • B. 

      Rice milk is higher in calcium.

    • C. 

      Almond milk has more protein.

    • D. 

      Soy milk is about equal in protein, but has less calcium.

  • 43. 
    Which of the following statements about Tequila is true?
    • A. 

      Mezcal is a variety of Tequila.

    • B. 

      Tequila may be produced anywhere in Mexico as long as it is produced from the blue agave.

    • C. 

      Tequila may only be produced in the Mexican state of Jalisco from 100% blue agave.

    • D. 

      Some varieties of Tequila allow fermentation of up to 49% sugars from sources other than blue agave.

  • 44. 
    In France, the spirit called Calvados is produced from:
    • A. 

      Highly acidic white wine.

    • B. 

      Apples

    • C. 

      Plums

    • D. 

      Strawberries

  • 45. 
    At what stage in the winemaking process are port wines fortified with spirits?
    • A. 

      Before fermentation.

    • B. 

      During fermentation, which stops fermentation.

    • C. 

      After fermentation is complete.

    • D. 

      Only after aging in wood and before bottling.

  • 46. 
    Which of the following is a sweet white wine?
    • A. 

      Sauternes

    • B. 

      Sancerre

    • C. 

      Viognier

    • D. 

      Pinot Blanc

  • 47. 
    How can you differentiate lager beer from ale?
    • A. 

      Lager beer is produced from barley alone, ale from a mix of grains.

    • B. 

      Lager beer is fermented at a warmer temperature than ale.

    • C. 

      Lager beer ferments at the top of the tank, ale at the bottom.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 48. 
    Vodka, gin, tequila and rum form the basis of the cocktail called:
    • A. 

      Long Island Iced Tea

    • B. 

      Sex on the Beach

    • C. 

      Stinger

    • D. 

      Temptation

  • 49. 
    In the production of Spanish Sherry wine, sweetness:
    • A. 

      Derives from the original sweetness of the grape juice itself, and is not added.

    • B. 

      Is added before fermentation is complete, to raise the final alcohol level.

    • C. 

      Is the product of a second (reverse) fermentation that uses special yeasts called flor to break the alcohol down into sugars.

    • D. 

      Is added, if at all, after all fermentation is complete.

  • 50. 
    In terms of wine grapes, how does Shiraz differ from Syrah?
    • A. 

      They are two entirely different grapes.

    • B. 

      They are genetically related grapes producing similar wines.

    • C. 

      They are the same grape. Shiraz is the Australian and South African term for Syrah.

    • D. 

      The term Shiraz is used in Australia to refer to blends of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre grapes.