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?
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?
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. The Sommerberg is a Grand Cru vineyard near Niedermorschwihr.
4. Where in the world is the Sea Smoke vineyard?
a. Central Otago
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
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!