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