Wine 101 Quiz

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Wine 101 Quiz

Welcome to the Tasters Guild Orlando 20-question game; Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which pair are byproducts of a wine's fermentation process?
    • A. 

      Sulfites & Oxygen

    • B. 

      Vinegar & Sugar

    • C. 

      Alcohol & carbon dioxide

  • 2. 
    Which country lets harvest time play a key roll in wine making style?
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Argentina

  • 3. 
    Which of the following wines should be stored in the refrigerator once opened?
    • A. 

      White wines only

    • B. 

      Sweet white wines only

    • C. 

      Both red and white wines

  • 4. 
    Tannins in wine primarily come from:
    • A. 

      The soil and sunlight

    • B. 

      The skins, stems and seeds of the grapes

    • C. 

      Alcohol

  • 5. 
    Red Delicious and McIntosh are apple varietals, just like the followig are grape varietals:
    • A. 

      Chianti & Barolo

    • B. 

      Bordeaux & Burgundy

    • C. 

      Merlot & Chardonnay

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      To absorb the most alcohol

    • B. 

      To properly judge the length of the finish

    • C. 

      To slightly warm the wine, releasing more of its flavors

  • 7. 
    The "finish" of a wine refers to:
    • A. 

      The lingering aftertaste of a wine once it is swallowed

    • B. 

      How many glasses can be poured before the bottle is finished

    • C. 

      The final wine tasted in a series of wines

  • 8. 
    A Pinot Noir from Oregon would be closest in style to a(n):
    • A. 

      Red Cotes du Rhone

    • B. 

      Red Burgundy

    • C. 

      Italian Barnaresco

  • 9. 
    Which one of these is NOT a grape that produces many sweet wines?
    • A. 

      Muscat Canelli

    • B. 

      Moscatel

    • C. 

      Muscatel

  • 10. 
    If it says "vinted by" on the bottle, it typically means:
    • A. 

      Shipped by

    • B. 

      Sold By

    • C. 

      Made by

  • 11. 
    People store wine on its side to prevent:
    • A. 

      The cork from crying out

    • B. 

      Stress on the glass bottle, which could cause it to shatter

    • C. 

      The wine from reverting back to grape juice

  • 12. 
    What color of grape is a Zinfandel wine made from?
    • A. 

      White

    • B. 

      Red

    • C. 

      Both red and white

  • 13. 
    Some believe "Legs", or the remnants of the wine as it drips down the glass, can give the best indication to what component of a wine?
    • A. 

      Its complex fruit flavors

    • B. 

      Its body and alcohol content

    • C. 

      Its sweetness

  • 14. 
    In the U.S., for a wine to bear a varietal name (e.g., Merlot, Chardonnay), what is the minimum percentage of that grape varietal must comprise the wine?
    • A. 

      95%

    • B. 

      100%

    • C. 

      75%

  • 15. 
    What wine is made from the same predominant grape in "Fume Blanc"?
    • A. 

      Sauvignon Blanc

    • B. 

      Pouilly-Fuisse

    • C. 

      Pinot Blanc

  • 16. 
    What does the Italian "Est! Est! Est! di Montefiascone" refer to in the wine world?
    • A. 

      Wine growing region

    • B. 

      Native Italian grape

    • C. 

      Expression used by wine connoisseurs for outstanding wines

  • 17. 
    Which device is NOT a type of corkscrew?
    • A. 

      Tastevin

    • B. 

      Butterfly

    • C. 

      Waiter's style

  • 18. 
    What is the best temperature at which to store wine?
    • A. 

      55'F

    • B. 

      35'F

    • C. 

      75'F

  • 19. 
    Where do most true sherries come from?
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      France