Wine Trivia Wednesday–#66

Well, it is Wednesday again, and time for the Weekly Wine Quiz. This is the first quiz in three weeks since both Christmas and New Year’s Day fell on Wednesdays (and I took artistic license to delay the next quiz–at least I think it was artistic license). That Quiz was comprised of a few general wine knowledge questions, which we need to address first.

1. The largest vineyard in England is just a short drive from London. The vineyard is in which of the following towns?
a. New Addington 
b. Bromley 
c. Croydon 
d. Dorking
D. Dorking, in Surrey. 
2. What wines are receiving the most accolades thus far from the burgeoning wine industry in England?
a. Big, bold, Cabernets 
b. Buttery Chardonnays 
c. Tangy Sparkling Wines 
d. Spicy Shiraz
C. Tangy Sparkling wines. I have yet to try any, but some claim that the quality rivals the wines of Champagne. A very bold claim in my book.
3. Which of the following does not belong?
a. Arneis 
b. Barbera 
c. Sangiovese 
d. Dolcetto
There are two acceptable answers here: C. Sangiovese since all the others are grown in Piedmont or A. Arneis since it is the only white grape of the four.
4. Which of the following regions is best known for Cava?
a. Penedes 
b. Rioja 
c. Rueda 
d. Priorat
A. Penedes.
Bonus Question: What movie is this? And what wine does the tall guy in the dark brown shirt have in his hand? Extra Credit: What is the vintage?
Quiz 65

This is a scene from one of my favorite movies of all time, Dr. No. In this scene, James Bond (for me, there is but one James Bond–Sean Connery) threatens to attack Dr. No with the bottle of Dom:

Dr. No: That’s a Dom Perignon ’55, it would be a pity to break it

James Bond: I prefer the ’53 myself…

Of course, this is one of my all-time favorite exchanges in film.

We only had two players last go around: Anatoli of Talk-a-Vino and Julian of VinoInLove and both were winners! They both even got the two answers for question #3. Julian also got the Extra Credit, so he was really “in the zone.”

On to this week’s quiz. Once again, instead of focusing on one wine region, the quiz this week is a hodgepodge of wine trivia. So in no particular order:
1. In which of the following states can you buy wine in a supermarket?
a. Michigan 
b. Mississippi 
c. Pennsylvania 
d. Utah
2. What country has the most land planted to wine grapes?
a. Australia 
b. France 
c. Italy 
d. Spain 
e. United States
3. Which is the most widely planted grape in Bordeaux?
a. Cabernet Franc 
b. Cabernet Sauvignon 
c. Merlot 
d. Sauvignon Blanc
4. What is the second most planted grape in Alsace?
a. Gewürztraminer 
b. Pinot Blanc 
c. Pinot Gris 
d. Riesling
Bonus Question: Name the movie.

Good luck! Answers next week!

Photo Credits: and

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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19 Responses to Wine Trivia Wednesday–#66

  1. talkavino says:

    urgh, this is the tough one – all of the “most of…” answers depend on your source of information… I will have to look it up later.
    BTW, I can’t speak about all of the UK sparkling wines, but last year I tried Nyetimber sparkling, which supposed to be one of the best, and I was not impressed at all (hence not even a blog post) – it had only bubbles and no life. Of course my taste in Sparkling wines is off, so the Champagne aficionado might think differently…


  2. I’ll refrain from using Google and try to answer with my gut here !

    1-c (total shot in the dark)
    2-d (I think I read something about Spain having the largest planted area even though France and Italy usually trade the top spot in production volume)
    3- c (I’m actually fairly sure Merlot is the most prevalent in Bordeaux with Cab-Sauvignon a distant second)
    4 – a (I’m not sure but I thing Riesling is first and Gewurztraminer second)

    Oh and the picture is from Bottle Shock 🙂


  3. I normally pass on these for fear of showing my limited knowledge, but I shall try.
    1 – a
    2 – c
    3 – c
    4 – d
    BQ – Bottle Shock


  4. Ok, I’m going to totally wing it here and see how I go…
    1. D (utah – a guess just because, isn’t that where you can be polygamous?)
    2. B (France, but I’m tempted to go for Australia. Or Spain. All large countries with lots of wine)
    3. C (Merlot – from my memory of cycling & tasting in the region)
    4. A (Gewürztraminer – wild guess as I know reisling is “the” variety of the region)
    5. No idea! Although I can take a guess from the answers above 😀


  5. Duff's Wines says:

    Trying again.
    Question 1 – Michigan
    Question 2 – Italy
    Question 3 – Merlot
    Question – Gewurz
    Bonus – Thelma and Lou?


  6. tomsimard says:

    Here’s my go at it:
    1. c
    2. d
    3. c
    4. d

    I’ve no idea about the movie but agree completely about Sean Connery.


  7. vinoinlove says:

    1. I have no clue so I asked my friend Google. Going with A – Michigan.
    2. Should be B – France since France is the global leader in wine production.
    3. C – Merlot.
    4. A – Gewürztraminer (Riesling is first).
    5. Bottle Shock.


  8. Antisocial Patty says:

    Our current weather and my visceral reaction to the first question make me glad I live in AZ. We can get wine at the grocery store or even Walgreens or CVS. I don’t want to live in world where that’s not possible. 🙂


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