Well, it is Wednesday again, and time for the Weekly Wine Quiz. I decided to call this Quiz #50, but I really have no idea how many I have done. 50 sounded about right, though. Last week, I presented you with several questions about the Bordeaux Satellites, appellations technically outside of Bordeaux, but producing wines from the same grape varieties (at a fraction of the cost).
1. Which of the following is not considered a Bordeaux Satellite?
a. Bergerac b. Cahors C. Montravel d. Saussignac
B. Cahors is generally not considered a Bordeaux satellite and the red wines are 100% Malbec.
2. Three of the following regions produce red wines, while one only produces whites. Choose the white only appellation.
a. Bergerac b. Côtes de Duras c. Pécharment d. Rosette
Technically, the answer here is D. Rosette, although there is very little wine produced that makes its way out of the local area.
3. True or False? The town of Bergerac lies completely within the Pécharmant AOC.
4. Which of the following Bordeaux grapes is not generally a part of the blends in Bergerac?
a. Cabernet Franc b. Cabernet Sauvignon c. Merlot d. Petit Verdot
D. Petit Verdot.
That means there were two winners last week: Frank Di Michale (again!) and the foodandwinehedonist.
On to this week’s quiz. Instead of focusing on one wine region, I thought I would just throw a potpourri of questions out there and see if any of them stick. So in no particular order:
1. True or False: Crème de Cassis comes from the town of Cassis in the South of France.
2. Explain the primary difference between the way in which Grand Cru status is determined in Burgundy, Champagne, and Bordeaux.
3. What is the most common variety grown in the relatively new Port Ross-Seaview AVA in California?
a. Cabernet Sauvignon b. Cabernet Franc c. Pinot Noir d. Zinfandel
4. What do most people consider the “signature” white wine variety in Virginia?
a. Pinot Grigio b. Riesling c. Sauvignon Blanc d. Viognier
Good luck answers next week!