The Ultimate Wine Taster Quiz

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The Ultimate Wine Taster Quiz

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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Syrah is the main grape in red wines from:
    • A. 

      Northern Rhone, France

    • B. 

      Rioja, Spain

    • C. 

      Tuscany, Italy

    • D. 

      Damascus, Syria

  • 2. 
    What is Sancerre?
    • A. 

      A wine made from Pinot Grigio

    • B. 

      A sweet wine from Bordeaux

    • C. 

      An area in the Loire Valley, France

    • D. 

      A yeast used in white wines

  • 3. 
    Which of these red grapes is known for its tannic, structured wines with tastes of chocolate, black currants and tobacco?
    • A. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • B. 

      Merlot

    • C. 

      Grenache

    • D. 

      Zinfandel

  • 4. 
    Which event launched international interest in California wines?
    • A. 

      A California Chardonnay was served in the White House

    • B. 

      Two California wines scored tops in an international wine tasting

    • C. 

      Robert Mondavi & Baron Philippe de Rothchild created Opus One

    • D. 

      Boxed wine was invented

  • 5. 
    Professional wine tasters use the terms "aroma" and "bouquet" to describe the same thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following likely describes a wine made from Viognier grapes?
    • A. 

      Grapefruit, grass

    • B. 

      Blackberry, cedar

    • C. 

      Perfumey, peaches, orange blossom

    • D. 

      Astringent, cherry, plum

  • 7. 
    Remuage (or riddling) - the process of removing dead yeast cells from champagne - was discovered by:
    • A. 

      A monk

    • B. 

      A chemist

    • C. 

      A widow

    • D. 

      An Italian winemaker

  • 8. 
    Which of the following California areas is known for its world-class Cabernet Sauvignons?
    • A. 

      Russian River Valley

    • B. 

      Rutherford

    • C. 

      Carneros

    • D. 

      San Joaquin Valley

  • 9. 
    What is fortified wine?
    • A. 

      Wine with added acid

    • B. 

      Wine with added alcohol

    • C. 

      Wine with added vitamins

    • D. 

      Wine that has been sealed tightly

  • 10. 
    Pear, apple, vanilla are typical characteristics of:
    • A. 

      Grandma's prize pie

    • B. 

      Viognier

    • C. 

      Chardonnay

    • D. 

      Zinfandel

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is Chenin Blanc NOT associated with?
    • A. 

      A cheap US boxed wine

    • B. 

      A wine from Vouvray

    • C. 

      A common grape variety planted in South Africa

    • D. 

      A popular grape variety grown in Bordeaux

  • 12. 
    Your waiter recommends a white Burgundy. What kind of wine will it be?
    • A. 

      Viognier

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Chardonnay

    • D. 

      Zinfandel

  • 13. 
    Chaptalization is adding acid to wine to balance its taste.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    What does AVA stand for?
    • A. 

      American Vine Ailments

    • B. 

      American Viticultural Area

    • C. 

      Association of Vineyard Activities

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    A white Bordeaux is typically made from Viognier grapes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    What is Languedoc?
    • A. 

      A grape often used in the Loire Valley

    • B. 

      A region in southern France

    • C. 

      A French table wine

    • D. 

      A Second Growth chateau in Borbeaux

  • 17. 
    Which of these red grapes generally makes fruity, high alcohol red or rose wine?
    • A. 

      Nebbiolo

    • B. 

      Merlot

    • C. 

      Grenache

    • D. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 18. 
    Which of the following wines would be a CLASSIC pairing with lamb or beef?
    • A. 

      Cabernet/ Bordeaux blend

    • B. 

      Pinot Noir/ red Burgundy

    • C. 

      Chardonnay/ white Burgundy

    • D. 

      Beaujolais Nouveau