Well, it is Wednesday again, and time for the Weekly Wine Quiz. Last week’s Quiz we returned 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
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
C. Montlouis is a Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley.
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
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
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?
Last week’s quiz produced a couple of winners: Julian of Vinoinlove and the Connoisaurus got all the questions right and had impressive lists of “wine songs” for the bonus. Honorable mention certainly must go to Antoine of Wine Ramblings who got 3/4 and also had an impressive list of songs. Congratulations to all!
On to this week’s quiz:
1. With all other factors being held constant, given two vineyards that are identical in every way except Vineyard B is 1000 feet higher than Vineyard A, which of the following is true:
a. Vineyard B will produce more fruit per acre. b. Vineyard A is less susceptible to frost. c. Vineyard B will produce wines higher in acidity. d. Vineyard A is better suited for Pinot Noir.
2. Of the following, which is not an advantage of harvesting grapes on a cool night?
a.It increases the grapes' acidity. b. It decreases the possibility of a "stuck" fermentation. c. It reduces the oxidation rate of the juice. d. It slows the rate at which grape skins color the clear juice.
3. What grape is used in the production of Manischewitz?
a. Concord b. Muscadine c. Niagra d. Scuppernong
4. Which of the following is not true?
a. American oak used in barrels is sawn, French is split. b. American oak is seasoned outdoors, French oak is kiln dried. c. American barrels are typically cheaper than French. d. Only about 5% of an oak tree is used to make the best barrels.
Bonus question: Who is this?
Good luck! Answers next week!