Wine Trivia Wednesday–#54

Well, it is Wednesday again, and time for the Weekly Wine Quiz. Last week, the Quiz was comprised of a few general wine knowledge questions, which we need to address first.

1. Approximately what percentage of the wine produced in the U.S. comes from California?

a. 58%
b. 68%
c. 78%
d. 88%

D. 88%–an astonishingly high figure (at least to me) given the popularity of several other states’ wines.

2. Approximately how old are the oak trees used for making barrels?

a. 50 years old
b. 100 years old
c. 150 years old
d. 200 years old

B. Most oak barrels are made from trees that reach 100 years old (no wonder why those barrels are so expensive!).

3. Which of the following contain tannin?

a. black tea
b. chocolate
c. tobacco
d. whiskey

Kind of a trick question here as all of the answers may contain some level of tannin.

4. Which of the following producers does not make Burgundy?

C. Nicolas Joly makes wine in the Loire Valley.

Bonus Question: Who is this?Wine Quiz 53The photo is James Suckling, former Senior Editor at the Wine Spectator.

That means the Grand Winner is Linda, aka Foxress, from From Vinho Verde to Barolo with Love. Honorable mention goes to VinoInLove (three in a row)and The Food and Wine Hedonist. Nice work everyone!

On to this week’s quiz. This week, the questions do focus on one particular region, purely by accident:

1. What do all of the following have in common?

a. Les Clos
b. Les Preuses
c. Valmur
d. Vaudésir

2. Of those listed in Question #1, what is missing?

3. What do all of the following have in common?

a. Beaujoolais
b. Chablis
c. La Côte d'Or
d. Mâconnais

4. Of those listed in Question #3, what is missing?

Bonus Question: Who is this?Quiz 54

Good luck answers next week!

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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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12 Responses to Wine Trivia Wednesday–#54

  1. 1. What do all of the following have in common?

    a. Les Clos
    b. Les Preuses
    c. Valmur
    d. Vaudésir

    They’re all Chablis Grand Crus

    2. Of those listed in Question #1, what is missing?

    The other 3 grand crus! Blanchots,Grenouilles and Bourgros

    3. What do all of the following have in common?

    a. Beaujoolais
    b. Chablis
    c. La Côte d’Or
    d. Mâconnais

    They’re all sub-regions of Burgundy

    4. Of those listed in Question #3, what is missing? Cote Chalonnaise

    Bonus Question: Who is this? Jancis Robinson

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  2. reijosfood says:

    Was going to reply but saw right answers by juliabaileywine. Must be quicker next time.

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  3. binNotes© says:

    1. Q: What do all have in common? A: Part of seven Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis.
    2. Q: What’s missing in #1? A: Bougros, Grenouilles, Blanchot.
    3: Q: What do all have in common? A: All Burgundy AOC’s.
    4: Q: What’s missing in #3? A: Chalonnaise
    5: Bonus: Jancis Robinson, wine writer extraordinaire
    Santé!

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  4. Totally off the topic, Jeff, but I’m going to do another bloggers’ community late this month, on the theme of “pumpkin party.” I’d like to feature you. Would you consider sending me a link to something you’ve posted or will soon post (related to food, wine, pumpkins and/or community) and I’ll incorporate it in my blog and link back to you.

    tracyleekarner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. 1. They’re all French…:)
    2. They miss more French…
    3. That’s all Burgundy…
    4. La Cote Chalonaise
    5. She is mine…MINE! My crush Jancis.

    Please tell me she is coming, too!

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  6. vinoinlove says:

    Q1 They are all Gran Crus (Chablis)
    Q2 The other three Gran Crus for Chablis (Bougros, Grenouilles, Blanchot)
    Q3 They are subregions within Burgundy.
    Q4 Côte Chalonnaise
    Q5 Jancis Robinson

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