Well, it is Wednesday again, and time for the Weekly Wine Quiz. Last week’s Quiz we continued with adapted children’s games this week and play a little “Where in the world is…”
1. Where in the world is the Clos de l’Olive?
a. Alsace b. Burgundy c. Champagne d. Loire
D. The Loire Valley. The Clos de l’Olive is a vineyard owned by Couly-Dutheuil in Chinon.
2. Where in the world is the To Kalon vineyard?
a. Monterey b. Napa Valley c. Paso Robles d. Sonoma County
B. Napa Valley. One of the more famous vineyards in the Valley, it is owned by Beckstoffer Vineyards.
3. Where in the world is the Sommerberg vineyard?
a. Alsace b. Mosel c. Rheinhessen d. Wachau
A. Alsace. The Sommerberg is a Grand Cru vineyard near Niedermorschwihr.
4. Where in the world is the Sea Smoke vineyard?
a. Central Otago b. Coonwarra c. Sonoma Coast d. Sta. Rita Hills
D. Sta. Rita Hills. One of the more fabled vineyards in Santa Barbara County.
Bonus Question: In the film Goldfinger from last week’s bonus question, James Bond says “There are some things that just aren’t done. Like drinking Dom Pérignon above 38 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s like….
a. ... listening to the Beatles without earmuffs." b. ... drinking Chablis with filet mignon." c. ... wearing brown shoes with black trousers." d. ... telling a woman you love her on the first date."
A. …listening to the Beatles without earmuffs. Not entirely sure what James was trying to say, but that’s what he said….
Last week’s quiz produced a couple of winners: Damon (no website) got all the regular questions right, but missed the bonus. Lynn, of binNotes got 3/4 of the regular questions, plus the bonus, and Oliver aka the Winegetter and Anatoli of Talk-a-Vino got all the questions and the bonus question right! Congratulations to all!
On to this week’s quiz: We return to a random selection of wine trivia:
1. What is a vertical tasting?
a. Tasting several wines from the same year but different vintners b. Tasting different wines from different vintners c. Tasting different wines from the same vintner from the same year d. Tasting the same wine from the same vintners over several vintages
2. Which of the following is not a Sauvignon Blanc?
a. Château de Chenonceau b. Menetou-Salon c. Montlouis d. Saint Bris
3. Which U.S. President was the first to only serve American wines in the White House?
a. George H.W. Bush b. George W. Bush c. Jimmy Carter d. Lyndon Johnson
4. Which of the following U.S. sparkling wines was not started by a French winery?
a. Domaine Carneros b. Domaine Chandon c. Gruet Winery d. Schramsberg Vineyards
Bonus Question: I thought I would go in a little different direction this week. As many of you know, I am a Spinning Instructor and this morning I played Red Red Wine by UB40.
That got me thinking: How many songs can you name that mention wine?
Good luck! Answers next week!
1 – D
2 – C
3 – C
4 – D
Bonus : Ok, let’s see : Red Red Wine by UB40, the “Please bring me my wine” line in Hotel California by the Eagles, “She keeps Moet & Chandon in a pretty cabinet” in Killer Queen by Queen, “Knows his claret from his Beaujolais” in Charmless Man by Blur, Every rap song mentions Champagne at some point, “Businessmen they drink my wine” in All Along the Watchtower by Bob Dylan, “It’s a black fly in your Chardonnay” in Ironic by Alanis Morissette, “a bottle of white, a bottle of red, maybe a bottle of rose instead” in Scenes from an Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel, “I saw her today at the reception, a glass of wine in her hand” in You can’t Always Get What you Want by the Rolling Stones. Champagne Supernova by Oasis, “You and me, and a bottle of wine” in Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry. I count eleven so far !
Impressive list! And you did not even mention any french songs 😉 I think I can only give you credit for nine, though! I mentioned the UB40 song and although “every rap song mentions Champagne at some point” may indeed be true, I really can’t count it!
I’ll show my age with a couple songs. Spill the wine by Eric Burton and War and War’s Cisco Kid since it has a couple nice mentions, “He drink whiskey, Poncho drink the wine” and “Cisco came in blastin’, drinkin’ port”.
Very nice Cliff!
I’m usually rubbish at these but thought i’d give it a go:
Now the bonus:
Finest Wine – six60 “gimme a glass of that finest wine”
You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Stones “glass to wine in her hand”
Me, myself, and wine – Ron Sexsmith “every things going to be fine me, myself, and wine”
All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan “business men they drink our wine”
Juicy – Notorious B.I.G “now we sip champagne when we thirsty”
In the Club – Fiddycent “bottles full of bub”
Going Up to the Country – Canned heat “where the water taste like wine”
Ironic – Alanis “with Chardonnay”
Champagne Supernova – Oasis “champagne supernova in the sky”
Spill the Wine – War “spill the wine, take that girl”
Pina Colada Song(?) – Jimmy Buffet “I’m into Champagne”
Going to California – “smoked my stuff and drank all my wine”
right… my brain hurts i’m done think thats (12) there’s heaps more i’m sure 😉
Excellent work! Although Jimmy Buffet did not sing the Pina Colada song! That was Rupert Holmes (and it was technically called “Escape”).
1. D – Tasting the same wine from the same vintners over several vintages
2. C – Montlouis
3. D – Lyndon Johnson
4. D – Schramsberg Vineyards
Bonus: God of Wine – Third Eye Blind, Summer Wine (original by Lee Hazlewood but was covered at least 10 times), Big Shot – Billy Joel, Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera, These are the days – Van Morrison
These are the songs I can think of now – I’m sure there are hundreds and thousands other songs that mention wine 🙂 After all singing about wine is always good!
Excellent work Julian–thanks for adding some classic ones (I always thought Billy Joel must have been a pretty cool dude–especially when he married Christie Brinkley).
BQ: God of Wine (3EB), drops of Jupiter (train, it’s a petit Syrah), can’t think of any others
Great! These are great!