Wine Quiz 101

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Wine Quizzes & Trivia

Just a quick quiz testing some basic wine knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      White wine is made from different grapes

    • B. 

      Red wine is harvested later

    • C. 

      When making red wine, the skins of the grapes are left in the wine during fermentation

    • D. 

      The skins of red wine grapes are darker in color

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      French wine is more expensive.

    • B. 

      American wine marked with alcohol content

    • C. 

      American wine is more regulated in terms of what it can be called

    • D. 

      French wine is labeled by where it is made

  • 3. 
    Sangiovese is the type of grape used to make...
    • A. 

      Bordeaux style wine

    • B. 

      White table wine

    • C. 

      Chianti style wine

    • D. 

      Rose wine

  • 4. 
    Which of these white wines is usually a little sweet?
    • A. 

      Riesling

    • B. 

      Sauvignon Blanc

    • C. 

      Chardonnay

    • D. 

      Pinot Grigio

  • 5. 
    Which of these red wines is usually (most commonly) a little spicy or peppery?
    • A. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • B. 

      Shiraz

    • C. 

      Merlot

    • D. 

      Pinot Noir

  • 6. 
    Why is champagne bubbly?
    • A. 

      The wine is aged less

    • B. 

      The wine undergoes a secondary fermentation, usually yeast and sugar is added

    • C. 

      The wine is aged in steel

    • D. 

      The wine is shaken

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      The person who ordered the wine is first, then clockwise around the table

    • B. 

      Counterclockwise

    • C. 

      Ladies first, then men, finishing with whomever ordered the bottle

    • D. 

      Ladies first, then men, no matter who ordered the bottle

  • 8. 
    What is a stelvin?
    • A. 

      A wine opener

    • B. 

      A special glass for port wine

    • C. 

      A type of wine cap, commonly known as a screw cap

    • D. 

      An expert on wine, like a sommelier

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      To see if the wine has gone bad

    • B. 

      To see if the wine has been aged properly

    • C. 

      To get a sense of the wine

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, cabernet franc

    • B. 

      Merlot, carmenere, petit verdot and cabernet sauvignon

    • C. 

      Merlot, malbec and pinot noir

    • D. 

      Merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit verdot, carmenere and malbec