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:
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 b. BikePartners.net 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
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!
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
Good luck! Answers next week!