Try Our Wine Quiz From Best Wine Insights! See What You Know.

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Try Our Wine Quiz From Best Wine Insights! See What You Know.

There are 15 questions including history, taste, grapes and blends. For every correct answer, you receive a point. A perfect score is 15 points. Enjoy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1. What year did Prohibition start?a) 1920b) 1945c) 1933
    • A. 

      1920

    • B. 

      1945

    • C. 

      1933

  • 2. 
    2. What climate does Pinot Noir grapes grow best?a) Hot and dryb) Warm days and cool nightsc) Freezing cold days and nights
    • A. 

      Hot and dry

    • B. 

      Warm days and cool nights

    • C. 

      Freezing cold days and nights

  • 3. 
    3. What grapes are most commonly used in Champagne?a) Blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapesb) All Pinot Grisc) Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio
    • A. 

      Blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes

    • B. 

      All Pinot Gris

    • C. 

      Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio

  • 4. 
    4. What grape was widely grown during prohibition?a) Cabernet Sauvignonb) Merlotc) Zinfandel
    • A. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • B. 

      Merlot

    • C. 

      Zinfandel

  • 5. 
    5. True or False Shiraz and Syrah are the same grape?a) Trueb) False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    6. The five red grapes of Bordeaux are?a) Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Pinot Noirb) Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdotc) Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Carignan and Cinsaul
    • A. 

      He five red grapes of Bordeaux are?

    • B. 

      Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Pinot Noir

    • C. 

      Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Carignan and Cinsaul

  • 7. 
    7. Which of these wines would pair best with spicy Asian food?a) Chardonnayb) Cabernet Sauvignonc) Gewurtraminer
    • A. 

      Chardonnay

    • B. 

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • C. 

      Gewurtraminer

  • 8. 
    8. What year was the Paris tasting that launched international interest in California wines?a) 1974b) 1976c) 1977
    • A. 

      1974

    • B. 

      1976

    • C. 

      1977

  • 9. 
    9. Which wine would pair best with caviar?a) Pinot Grisb) Chardonnayc) Champagne
    • A. 

      Pinot Gris

    • B. 

      Chardonnay

    • C. 

      Champagne

  • 10. 
    10. The 2005 Supreme Court’s Granholm vs. Heald ruling which has been called the most important legal decision affecting wine in four decades determined that...a) States couldn’t allow their own wineries to ship directly to consumers while withholding the same privilege from out-of-state-wineries.b) All fifty states will allow direct shipping into their state from any out-of-state winery provided the winery pays the specific state permit fees.c) No direct shipment of wine will be allowed from any winery in or out of state.
    • A. 

      States couldn’t allow their own wineries to ship directly to consumers while withholding the same privilege from out-of-state-wineries.

    • B. 

      All fifty states will allow direct shipping into their state from any out-of-state winery provided the winery pays the specific state permit fees.

  • 11. 
    11. When was the corkscrew designed?a) 1700’sb) 1800’sc) 1900’s
    • A. 

      1700's

    • B. 

      1800's

    • C. 

      1900's

  • 12. 
    12. How many calories in a 4 ounce glass of wine?a) 75b) 85c) 95
    • A. 

      75

    • B. 

      85

    • C. 

      95

  • 13. 
    13. What approximate percentage of the population is allergic to sulfites in the wine?a) 50%b) 25%c) 1%
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      1%

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      A dangerous product used in winemaking that can create many health issues.

    • B. 

      14. What are sulfites? a) A dangerous product used in winemaking that can create many health issues. b) A natural product of fermentation found in all wines, used in winemaking to kill bacteria, wild yeasts and prevent oxidation. c) A fungus that grows on the grape vines and kills it.

    • C. 

      A fungus that grows on the grape vines and kills it.

  • 15. 
    15. How do I determine if a wine is good or not?a) High wine scoresb) It’s expensivec) I like the taste
    • A. 

      A fungus that grows on the grape vines and kills it.

    • B. 

      ) It’s expensive

    • C. 

      15. How do I determine if a wine is good or not? a) High wine scores b) It’s expensive c) I like the taste