The North Of 9 Fine Wine Quiz

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 35

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This quiz will test your knowledge of material discussed during our previous tasting sessions. You can view a history of our tasting sessions at www. Northof9finewine. Com


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the primary grape varietals grown in the Cote d'Or?
    • A. 

      Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

    • B. 

      Gamay and Chardonnay

    • C. 

      Riesling and Merlot

    • D. 

      Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

    • E. 

      Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc

  • 2. 
    In 1855, the government of France classified the wines of Bordeaux into how many Growths?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Six

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    A bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon wine which has past its prime though still drinkable will display the following characteristics:
    • A. 

      Deep red colour and full bodied with firm tannins

    • B. 

      Redish brown colour and light bodied with little or no tannin

    • C. 

      Redish purple colour and full bodied with thinning tannins

    • D. 

      Light Red colour and light bodied with firm tannins

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which one of the following types of wine will not improve with additional bottle age?
    • A. 

      Riesling

    • B. 

      Syrah

    • C. 

      White Burgundy

    • D. 

      Gamay

    • E. 

      Pinot Noir

  • 5. 
    Will a French red wine labelled 'Bourgogne' always be made with Pinot Noir?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    What is a Claret?
    • A. 

      Red Burgundy

    • B. 

      Chardonnay growth in Australia

    • C. 

      Red Bordeaux

    • D. 

      Any light bodied French wine

    • E. 

      A traditional hat worn by winemakers in Loire

  • 7. 
    What grape variety or varieties are use to make Barolo?
    • A. 

      Nebbiolo

    • B. 

      Grenache

    • C. 

      Corvina and Rondinella

    • D. 

      Sangiovese

    • E. 

      Ripasso

  • 8. 
    True or False?  Shiraz and Syrah are the same grape variety. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Argentina's popular Malbec grape varietal was once widely planted in which old-world region?
    • A. 

      Burgundy

    • B. 

      Rioja

    • C. 

      Bordeaux

    • D. 

      Portugal

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What type of soil and grape variety is predominate on the Left Bank of Bordeaux ?
    • A. 

      Limestone / Merlot

    • B. 

      Clay / Cabernet Franc

    • C. 

      Gravel / Cabernet Sauvignon

    • D. 

      Clay / Pinot Noir

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