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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    To be called ________________  tequila it must be an unaged product.

    • A.

      Negro, Plata, or Blanco

    • B.

      Blanco, Silver, or Plata

    • C.

      Rosa, Blanco, or Silver

    Correct Answer
    B. Blanco, Silver, or Plata
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Blanco, Silver, or Plata". This is because tequila that is unaged is referred to as "Blanco" in Spanish, "Silver" in English, or "Plata" in Spanish. These terms are used interchangeably to describe tequila that has not been aged in oak barrels.

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  • 2. 

    To be called Gold, or _______ (young) it must be a blend of blanco and reposado.  The most common bottle in the U.S. is cuervo gold.   The quality of this product can be high regardless of this common association.

    • A.

      Joven

    • B.

      Hermono

    • C.

      Alto

    Correct Answer
    A. Joven
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Joven." Joven is a Spanish term meaning "young." In the context of the question, to be called Gold or Joven, a tequila must be a blend of blanco and reposado. The question also mentions that Cuervo Gold is the most common bottle in the U.S., indicating that it is a widely recognized and consumed brand. Despite its common association, the quality of Cuervo Gold can still be high.

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  • 3. 

    To be called _________ (rested in Spanish), it must be left for a minimum of two months and less than a year in oak only, either used or unused. 

    • A.

      Cerveza

    • B.

      Comido

    • C.

      Reposado

    Correct Answer
    C. Reposado
    Explanation
    To be called "Reposado" in Spanish, a beverage must be aged for a minimum of two months and less than a year in oak barrels, whether they are used or unused. This term specifically refers to the aging process of certain beverages, such as tequila, where the oak barrels impart specific flavors and characteristics to the drink.

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  • 4. 

    To be called ________(old) it must be aged a minimum of one year but less than three years in oak, used or unused.

    • A.

      Joven

    • B.

      Elegante

    • C.

      Anejo

    Correct Answer
    C. Anejo
    Explanation
    An "Anejo" is a term used to describe a type of alcohol, typically tequila, that has been aged for a minimum of one year but less than three years in oak barrels, whether they are used or unused. This aging process gives the tequila a more complex and refined flavor profile compared to younger varieties. Therefore, in order for a tequila to be called "Anejo," it must meet these specific aging requirements.

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  • 5. 

    There are many (around 30) ______ plants native to Mexico. Only the Blue Weber plant is used in tequila.

    • A.

      Fauna

    • B.

      Agave

    • C.

      Flora

    Correct Answer
    B. Agave
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "agave". Agave is a type of plant native to Mexico, and out of the many plant species in Mexico, only the Blue Weber variety of the agave plant is used in making tequila.

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  • 6. 

    A new category, Ultra Anejo was created recently, 2006.  This can also be called Extra Anejo and by law it must be aged a minimum of _____ years.

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Ten

    Correct Answer
    A. Three
    Explanation
    Ultra Anejo, also known as Extra Anejo, is a new category that was created in 2006. By law, this category must be aged a minimum of three years.

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  • 7. 

    To be called Tequila the final product (bottle on the shelf) must contain ____ Blue Weber Agave.

    • A.

      18%

    • B.

      37%

    • C.

      51%

    Correct Answer
    C. 51%
    Explanation
    Tequila is a distilled alcoholic beverage that is made from the Blue Weber Agave plant. In order for a product to be called Tequila, it must contain a minimum of 51% Blue Weber Agave. This means that at least half of the final product must be derived from the Blue Weber Agave plant.

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  • 8. 

    There are just under ____ families producing tequila in Mexico.  Each family produces at minimum three bottles. This means there are thousands of tequilas available. 

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      200

    • C.

      500

    Correct Answer
    B. 200
    Explanation
    Based on the information given, it is stated that each family produces a minimum of three bottles of tequila. Therefore, if there are just under 200 families producing tequila in Mexico, it can be inferred that there are thousands of tequilas available (since each family produces at least three bottles).

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  • 9. 

    Mezcal is made from the _________ of other species of agave. It is produced throughout most of Mexico.

    • A.

      Fermented juice

    • B.

      Root

    • C.

      Leaves

    Correct Answer
    A. Fermented juice
    Explanation
    Mezcal is a distilled alcoholic beverage that is made from the fermented juice of other species of agave. This juice is extracted from the core of the agave plant, known as the piña, which is then fermented and distilled to produce mezcal. Mezcal production is widespread throughout Mexico, with different regions known for their unique varieties and flavors of this traditional spirit.

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  • 10. 

    The famous "worm" that is found in some bottles of Mezcal (con gusano -- "with worm") is actually  _______________________________________.

    • A.

      Dropped in by accident due to the insect problem in Mexico.

    • B.

      The larva of one of two moths that live on the agave plant

    • C.

      Started as a joke, but has served as a rite of passage for generations of fraternity boys.

    Correct Answer
    B. The larva of one of two moths that live on the agave plant
    Explanation
    The famous "worm" found in some bottles of Mezcal is actually the larva of one of two moths that live on the agave plant.

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