Wine Bar 101, Part I - Basics

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Wine Bar 101, Part I - Basics - Quiz

This quiz is an overview of wine basics and is considered to be the bare minimum of what one would need to know to work at a wine bar. Enjoy. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Mosel, Saar and Ruwer rivers flow through some of the world’s steepest and most famous vineyards, all of which are planted with the_____________________ grape. 
  • 2. 
    The most planted varieties of Washington State are_______________ [Pick one red grape and one white grape.] 
    • A. 

      Chardonnay

    • B. 

      Sauvignon Blanc

    • C. 

      Riesling

    • D. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • E. 

      Merlot

    • F. 

      Syrah

  • 3. 
    How many varietals are allowed in the blend of Chateauneuf-du-Pape? 
  • 4. 
    Which of the following grapes are used to make Amarone della Valpolicella?
    • A. 

      Corvina

    • B. 

      Rondinella

    • C. 

      Molinara

    • D. 

      Sangiovese

    • E. 

      Syrah

    • F. 

      Colorino

  • 5. 
    What is Argentina's most famous grape? 
  • 6. 
    What is the grape in Chablis? 
  • 7. 
    New Zealand is best known for which grape? 
  • 8. 
    What is the major difference between red wines from the Northern Rhone valley, and those of the Southern Rhone Valley? 
    • A. 

      Northern Rhone reds are made from Syrah, Southern Rhone reds are blends based in Grenache

    • B. 

      Northern Rhone reds are blends based in Grenache, Southern Rhone reds are made from Syrah.

    • C. 

      Northern Rhone reds are based in Cabernet Sauvignon, Southern Rhone blends are based in Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

    • D. 

      There is no difference.

  • 9. 
    What is the grape of Rosso di Montalcino?
  • 10. 
    What is the grape of Brunello di Montalcino? 
  • 11. 
    What is the grape of Barolo? 
  • 12. 
    What is the grape of Barbaresco? 
  • 13. 
    What is the grape of Beaujolais? 
  • 14. 
    What is the primary grape in Chinati? 
  • 15. 
    What is the general difference in blend between Left Bank and Right Bank Bordeaux?
    • A. 

      Left Bank Bordeaux are based in Cabernet Sauvignon, Right Bank Bordeaux are based in Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

    • B. 

      Left Bank Bordeaux are based in Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Right Bank Bordeaux are based in Cabernet Sauvignon.

    • C. 

      Left Bank Bordeaux is based in malbec, right bank bordeaux is based in Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

    • D. 

      There is no difference.

  • 16. 
    What is the main grape of red wine from Rioja? 
  • 17. 
    Which grapes are allowed in red Bordeaux? [Choose 6] 
    • A. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • B. 

      Merlot

    • C. 

      Cabernet Franc

    • D. 

      Malbec

    • E. 

      Petit Verdot

    • F. 

      Carmenere

    • G. 

      Syrah

    • H. 

      Grenache

    • I. 

      Gamay noir

    • J. 

      Pinot Noir

  • 18. 
    What are the two allowable red grapes in Burgundy? 
    • A. 

      Pinot Noir

    • B. 

      Gamay Noir

    • C. 

      Merlot

    • D. 

      Syrah

    • E. 

      Baco Noir

    • F. 

      Sangiovese

  • 19. 
    What is the most planted grape of Austria? 
    • A. 

      Gruner Veltliner

    • B. 

      Gewurtztraminer

    • C. 

      Zweigelt

    • D. 

      Riesling

  • 20. 
    What area of France grows Riesling? 
  • 21. 
    What are the white grapes of the Northern Rhone Valley? [Pick 3] 
    • A. 

      Viognier

    • B. 

      Marsanne

    • C. 

      Roussanne

    • D. 

      Sauvignon Blanc

    • E. 

      Semillon

    • F. 

      Muscadelle

  • 22. 
    What is the grape of Pouilly Fumé?
  • 23. 
    What are the three white grapes of Bordeaux? 
    • A. 

      Sauvignon Blanc

    • B. 

      Sémillon

    • C. 

      Muscadelle

    • D. 

      Viognier

    • E. 

      Marsanne

    • F. 

      Roussanne

  • 24. 
    What is the grape of Vouvray? 
  • 25. 
    Pick the three major grapes of Champagne. 
    • A. 

      Chardonnay

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Pinot Meunier

    • D. 

      Sauvignon Blanc

    • E. 

      Chenin Blanc

    • F. 

      Marsanne

    • G. 

      Cabernet Franc

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