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Wine Quiz

written by: Eve
 
Try this quiz if you are a wine lover.

Question 1:


Who is the Greek god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine?
Ares
Dionysus
Apollo
Poseidon

Question 2:


To what red wine grape variety does this quote, spoken by Paul Giamatti in the movie Sideways refer: "It's uh, it's thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It's, you know, it's not a survivor like Cabernet, which can just grow anywhere and uh, thrive even when it's neglected. No, it needs constant care and attention."?
Syrah
Malbec
Merlot
Pinot Noir

Question 3:


This American President, who might have been America's first wine connoisseur, built a wine cellar under the White House and bought more than 20,000 bottles of European wine.
Ronald Reagan
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson

Question 4:


What term refers to a lover or connoisseur of wine?
lyophile
oxyphile
acidophile
oenophile

Question 5:


Which of the following is NOT one of the three main varieties permitted in Champagne?
Pinot Meurnier
Rossignola
Pinot Noir
Chardonnay

Question 6:


What was the occupation of Dom PĂ©rignon who made important contributions to the production and quality of champagne?
doctor
goldsmith
monk
clerk

Question 7:


What wine produced in central Tuscany, Italy is historically associated with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket?
Chianti
Prosecco
Moscato
Amarone

Question 8:


What movie features a scene in which Meg Ryan's character describes the wine she drinks as 'A bold wine with a hint of sophistication and lacking in pretension'?
Bottle Shock
French Kiss
A Good Year
A Walk in the Clouds

Question 9:


What American singer originally recorded the song "Red Red Wine", which was later covered by reggae and pop band UB40?
Bob Dylan
Neil Diamond
Bruce Springsteen
Joe Cocker

Question 10:


What was the name of the 1976 wine tasting competition which was won by wineries from the Napa Valley, California?
The Taste of California
The Taste of Tuscany
None of these
The Taste of Paris

 


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