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. How many lakes are there in the Finger Lakes wine region?
a. Four b. Five c. Ten d. Eleven
D. Eleven. While there are four main lakes in the region, five fingers on one hand and ten on two hands, there are 11 lakes in the Finger Lakes Wine Growing region (they are called “finger” lakes due to their shape, not number).
2. Put the following German terms in order from least to most ripe:
a. Auslese b. Beerenauslese c. Kabinett d. Spätlese
Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese
3. What is a Gönc?
a. A town in Slovakia known for sweet wines. b. A cask used in the production of Hungarian wines. c. What they call the "bung" in Austria. d. The stuff at the bottom of a bottle of old Cabernet.
B. A cask. While there is a town in Hungary named Gönc, the term in re wine refers to the cask used for Tokaji wine.
4. What is the fastest way to chill a bottle of wine?
a. Put an ice sleeve around the bottle. b. Put the bottle in the freezer c. Put the bottle in a bucket of ice. d. Put the bottle in salty ice water.
This is NASCAR racing legend Jeff Gordon, who owns a winery named cleverly enough Jeff Gordon Wines.
That means we have just one who got all the questions right (except the bonus)–Talk-a-Vino, but we had a few new participants this week, so thanks to all who played last week!
a. Blending b. Filtration c. Punchdowns c. Racking
a. Chardonnay b. Glera c. Macabeo d. Xarel-lo
a. Gewürztraminer b. Grüner-Veltliner c. Müller-Thurgau d. Riesling
a. Aglianico b. Garganega c. Lagrein d. Verdicchio