Wine Trivia Wednesday–#84

Well, it is Wednesday again, and time for the Weekly Wine Quiz. Before we get to this week’s quiz, we need to go over the answers from last week:

I was out in California last week, hosted by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley and Discover Santa Rosa, so I thought I would use the area as the theme:

1. What is Dry Creek Valley’s signature variety?
a. Chardonnay 
b. Merlot 
c. Pinot Noir 
d. Zinfandel
D. Zinfandel. Dry Creek is perhaps best known for its Zins, but that is certainly not all! While I was out there, I lost count of the varietal variation–pretty much everything can be found in the Valley.
2. Of the following, which is not associated with Santa Rosa?
a. Michael Chiarello's Bottega Gran Fondo 
c. Charles Schulz Museum 
d. Levi's GranFondo
A. Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Gran Fondo takes place in Napa. All of the others are associated with Santa Rosa.
3. What year was Dry Creek Valley granted AVA status?
a. 1976 
b. 1980 
c. 1983 
d. 1991
C. 1983.
4. Of the following, which are Dry Creek Valley wineries?
a. Collier Falls 
b. Del Carlo Winery 
c. Kokomo Winery 
d. Ridge Lytton Springs 
e. Rued Vineyards
All of the Above!
Bonus Question:
What winery is this?
This is Ridge Lytton Springs.
We had two winners last week: The Food and Wine Hedonist and Martin of Enofylz were last week’s winners–getting all the questions and the bonus! Congratulations!
On to this week’s quiz. Last week as I mentioned, I was in Dry Creek Valley. This week, I am headed off to Austria–so here is a quiz with a bit of both….
1. Which of the following varieties is not commonly grown in Dry Creek Valley?
a. Cabernet Sauvignon 
b. Merlot 
c. Pinot Noir 
d. Sauvignon Blanc
2. Of the following, which is the oldest winery in Dry Creek Valley?
a. Pedroncelli Winery 
b. Ridge Lytton Springs 
c. Rued Vineyards 
d. Unti Vineyards
3. Which of the following is not a category for wine from the Wachau?
a. Ausbruch 
b. Federspiel 
c. Smaragd 
d. Steinfeder
4. Which of the following DAC wine regions is closest to the Wachau?
a. Kamptal 
b. Kremstal 
c. Mittelburgenland 
d. Weinviertel 
Bonus Question:
Where in the world is this?Lake1
Good luck! Answers next week!

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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4 Responses to Wine Trivia Wednesday–#84

  1. vinoinlove says:

    Q1: B – Merlot
    Q2: C – Rued Vineyards
    Q3: A – Ausbruch
    Q4: Not 100% sure but I think it’s B – Kremstal.
    Bonus: Not sure. Maybe California?



  2. foxress says:

    1. c. Pinot Noir
    2. b Ridge
    3. a. Ausbruch
    4. b. Kremstal
    Bonus: Lake Sonoma, beautiful picture!


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