Time for Wine Trivia Wednesday once again even though I am a bit bleary eyed from staying up a bit too late last night. I thought that even though the political season has ended, I did not quite have it out of my system, so we have a politically themed quiz today.
First, last week’s question:
Why do you often see rose bushes planted at the head of a row of vines?
This week full credit goes to both Talkavino and Vinoinlove who correctly pointed out that rose bushes and vines are susceptible to similar pressures and diseases, so the roses were thought to be an early warning system of sorts for the winegrower. More recently, winegrowers have become much more active in the vines and can anticipate problems more quickly. Thus, the roses now are planted largely as a nod to tradition.
Special credit goes to Foodwineclick who gave an answer that I had never heard before, but even after some Googling, I could neither confirm nor deny.
On to this week’s quiz:
While I was waiting to see which states would turn red or blue, I did what most people did: Googled. I was looking for some information that would lend itself to this week’s quiz and here we go:
1. Which of the following ‘Founding Fathers’ is linked to wine?
a. George Washington
b. John Adams
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. John Hancock
2. Which current politicians are directly associated with wine?
a. Mark Warner (Senator, VA)
b. Bob Casey, Jr. (Senator, PA)
c. Nancy Pelosi (Former Speaker of the House, CA)
d. John Boehner (Speaker of the House, OH)
3. Of the original 13 colonies, which had the largest wine production in 2011, and who is second?
Good luck answer next week (if I remember the ‘weekly’ feature).