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Q: What part of the vine produces the colour in the red wine? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : The skin of the red grape

Q: What Colour grape is Chenin Blanc? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : White

Q: What country produces the wine, Rioja – Spain or Argentina? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Spain

Q: What do Sekt, Cava and Prosecco all have in common? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : They are all sparkling wines

Q: What is Cava? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Spanish Sparkling wine (made in the traditional method)

Q: Does Switzerland produce wine? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Yes

Q: Do all grape varieties taste the same regardless of where they are grown? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : No (the temperature/climate/soil will make a significant difference)

Q: If most of the Northern Hemisphere vineyards are between the altitudes if 30 and 65 degrees North between which altitudes would most of the Southern hemispheres be situated? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Between 30 and 50 degrees South

Q: Is the French wine Chablis made from the Chardonnay Grape or the Sauvignon Blanc Grape? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Chardonnay grape

Q: Do all wines have to be matured in oak barrels? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : No (also in stainless steel)

Q: What colour grape is the Riesling grape? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : White

Q: What is meant by the word “Frizzante” when describing wine? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Semi Sparkling (accept sparkling)

Q: Is the Casablanca wine region in Chile or Spain? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Chile

Q: Is Trenniano a white wine grape from Italy or Australia? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Italy

Q: Where is the Sonoma Valley wine region?
a) California b) Chile click here to reveal the answer

Answer : a) California

Q: What colour wine would be drinking if you had a glass of Vinho Verde in your hand? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : White

Q: In which European country are the Vosges Mountains? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : France (Alsace region)

Q: What grapes make better wine: grapes from older vines or grapes from younger vines? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : The older the vine the better the wine

Q: Can you make white wine from red grapes? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Yes

Q: What colour are the majority of wines made from the Zinfandel grape? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Mostly red wines

Q: What colour grape is Nebbiolo? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Red (used in the making of Barolo)

Q: What colour grapes are Primitivo and Zinfandel? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Red grapes

Q: What is meant by the term “blancs de blancs” on a wine label? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : White wine made from white grapes

Q: Which country produces the following wines? Soave - Chianti - Barolo click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Italy

Q: In which New World country are the following wine regions: Coonawarra - Victoria click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Australia

Q: Which of these terms indicates a sweeter style of champagne?
a) brut a) sec c) demi sec click here to reveal the answer

Answer : c) demi sec

Q: What do the grape varieties of Malbec, Tannat and Pinot Noir all have in common? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : They are all red varieties

Q: Which of the following Spanish Rioja wines has been aged the longest? Gran Reserva - Crianza - Reserva click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Gran Reserva

Q: Which is NOT an Italian wine region?
a) Veneto b) Tuscany a) Navarra click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Navarra (Spain)

Q: Approximately how many grapes does it take to make a bottle of wine?
a) 250+ b) 450+ click here to reveal the answer

Answer : b) 450+

Q: Is Bodega a Spanish winery/cellar or an Italian vineyard?click here to reveal the answer

Answer : A Spanish winery/cellar

Q: What is Dipsomania? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : An abnormal craving for alcohol

Q: Is the red wine “Fleurie” from France or South Africa? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : France

Q: Which French wine region produces the wines Sancerre – Muscadet and Vouvray?
a) Burgundy b) Loire Valley click here to reveal the answer

Answer : b) Loire Valley

Q: In which state of North America is the Napa Valley wine region? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : California

Q: What colour grape is Merlot? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Red

Q: What colour are the majority of Pinot Grigio wines? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : White (also produce a Rose)

Q: Which ocean lies to the West of the Chilean wine districts? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Pacific Ocean

Q: Which famous singer owns a wineyard in the Algarve?
a) Shirley Bassey b) Adele c) Cliff Richard click here to reveal the answer

Answer : c) Cliff Richard

Q: Where are the vineyards of Barolo?
a) Northern Italy b) Northern Spain click here to reveal the answer

Answer : a) Northern Italy (Piedmont Region)

Q: What is the popular New World name for the European grape known as Syrah? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Shiraz

Q: What colour wine would you be drinking if you had a glass of “Tavel” in your hand? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Rose

Q: Is the wine “Vinho Verde” from Portugal or Chile? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Portugal

Q: What colour bottle is the German wine “Mosel” sold in? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Green

Q: What colour wine would I most likely be drinking if I had a glass of the Italian wine “Verdicchio” in my hand? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : White Wine

Q: What happens to the colour of red wine as it ages? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : It darkens (from red to brown)

Q: In which New World country is the well know Cloudy Bay vineyard?
a) California b) New Zealand click here to reveal the answer

Answer : b) New Zealand

Q: What colour wine would you most likely be drinking if you had a glass of Frascati in your hand? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : White wine (from Italy)

Q: In which New World country are the Lower and Upper Hunter Valley vintards?
a) Australia b) Chile click here to reveal the answer

Answer : a) Australia (New South Wales)

Q: Paarl is a famous wine Region from which New World Country?
a) Argentina b) South Africa c)New Zealand click here to reveal the answer

Answer : b) South Africa

Q: Is volcanic soil good for growing wine? click here to reveal the answer

Answer : Yes, volcanic soils are ideal for the production of fine wines.