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American Wine Quiz July 2014
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Three of Washington’s AVAs spill into Oregon. Which three?
Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla, Columbia Valley
Yakima, Walla Walla, Horse Heaven Hills
Horse Heaven Hills, Walla Walla, Rattlesnake Hills
Walla Walla, Columbia Valley, Yakima
Which set of grapes is emerging as the two top quality producers in Texas?
Viognier and Tempranillo
Viognier and Syrah
Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon
Riesling and Syrah
In recent vintages, roughly how many tons of grapes are harvested in Napa County each year?
Which grape is not recognized as a French-American Hybrid?
Which local grape was widely planted by the French Hugenots in Florida in the mid-1500s?
Which best describes Washington’s Columbia Valley AVA?
Semi-arid; in rain shadow of Cascade mountains; warm winters with no threat of frost/freezing
Long cold winters; short hot summers; natural irrigation from Cascade mountains but difficulty ripening grapes
Large rainfall; winter hail; hot summers; humidity and mold an issue
Semi-arid; in the rain shadow of Cascade mountains; winter freezes an issue; long sunlight hours lead to optimum ripeness
Which is not true about American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs?
AVAs were developed in the early 1980s through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (now the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau/TTB)
An AVA on the wine label shows the origin of a wine
An AVA lets the customer know how the wine in the bottle was made
An AVA allows vintners to describe the origins of a wine
Which two wines are considered the top quality wines of Michigan?
Riesling, Cabernet Franc
Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon
Which winery is considered the birthplace of global beer, wine and spirits giant, Constellation?
Robert Mondavi Winery
Paul Masson Winery
Who is credited with making the first wine in Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak AVA in the late 1800s?
Marchesi Piero Antinori who brought renown to the region
Romain DeBoom even before dynamite made the area more plantable to vines
President Harrison who spent much time at the Napa Soda Springs
A.V. Evans who built the first Atlas Peak resort
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