Wine Quiz #5

Welcome back to our weekly wine quiz.  This week, I decided to contribute a question about the famous Veuve Clicquot.  While many wine geeks have derided the wine since it has become a bit ubiquitous (and over-priced, in my opinion), I still enjoy it.  It generally has more pinot noir than chardonnay or pinot meunier, which is right up my alley.  Don’t be afraid to also share your thoughts on Veuve: like it, love it, hate it?  Find it just way too cliché?

As for the question:

In 1805, after Madame Clicquot-Ponsardin had only been married for a few years, her husband, François died and she became ‘Veuve’ (French for widow) Clicquot-Ponsardin. She greatly expanded the family business of making champagne, making the company a huge success.  The success of Veuve Clicquot was due, in part, to a process that she developed.

What innovation is attributed to Veuve Clicquot?

A.  Including the metal cage over the cork.

B.  Controlling the secondary fermentation in the bottle.

C.  Removing the sediment from the bottle.

D.  Adding the “dosage” to make a demi-sec style.

 

Other quizzes (in case you missed them):

Wine Quiz #1

Wine Quiz #2

Wine Quiz #3

Wine Quiz #4

Wine Quiz #6

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About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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5 Responses to Wine Quiz #5

  1. Answer is B.
    Cheers!

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  2. Spanky says:

    C. Removing the sediment from the bottle, I think?

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  3. actuaria says:

    Reblogged this on Actuaria's Blog and commented:
    Nice blog. Good taste in champagne…need I say more??

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