Wine Trivia Wednesday–#50

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
Fort Ross Seaview Vines

Fort Ross Seaview Vines

Good luck answers next week!


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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14 Responses to Wine Trivia Wednesday–#50

  1. talkavino says:

    1. False
    2. I don’t feel like typing that much
    3. Pinot Noir
    4. Viognier


  2. Josh says:

    1) False
    2) Politics
    3) C
    4) D


  3. aFrankAngle says:

    True, Fox News, Pinot Noir, Viognier


  4. aFrankAngle says:

    Crap … I meant False


  5. Frank Di Michale says:

    1. False
    2. Okay, here goes: Burgundy – designates the highest quality wine (from rated vineyard).
    Bordeaux – a rated grouping used in some areas, such as St. Emellion,
    within which wines are ranked: e.g., first growth.
    Champagne – designates wines 100% sourced from a designated group
    of villages: i.e., the Grand Cru
    3. c
    4. d


  6. Alright, let me try what I can muster:

    1. False. Cassis is the name for blackcurrant.
    2. Go write a seminal article yourself…;) I have no clue. But I know that Pommard has 19 premier cru, but no grand cru vineyard.
    3. I venture Pinot noir…but have no clue.
    4. Viognier.


  7. Josh says:

    Doesn’t Alsace use Gran Cru designations too? Not sure how meaningful they are but I remember reading that somewhere.


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