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American Wine Quiz July 2014

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Question 1
Which grape is not recognized as a French-American Hybrid?
A
St. Croix
B
Traminette
C
Niagara
D
Vignoles
Question 2
Which set of grapes is emerging as the two top quality producers in Texas?
A
Riesling and Syrah
B
Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon
C
Viognier and Tempranillo
D
Viognier and Syrah
Question 3
Which is not true about American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs?
A
An AVA lets the customer know how the wine in the bottle was made
B
An AVA allows vintners to describe the origins of a wine
C
An AVA on the wine label shows the origin of a wine
D
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)
Question 4
Who is credited with making the first wine in Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak AVA in the late 1800s?
A
Marchesi Piero Antinori who brought renown to the region
B
A.V. Evans who built the first Atlas Peak resort
C
Romain DeBoom even before dynamite made the area more plantable to vines
D
President Harrison who spent much time at the Napa Soda Springs
Question 5
Which winery is considered the birthplace of global beer, wine and spirits giant, Constellation?
A
Constellation Winery
B
Robert Mondavi Winery
C
Canandaigua Winery
D
Paul Masson Winery
Question 6
Which local grape was widely planted by the French Hugenots in Florida in the mid-1500s?
A
Mission
B
Norton
C
Scuppernong
D
Catawba
Question 7
In recent vintages, roughly how many tons of grapes are harvested in Napa County each year?
A
170,000
B
48,000
C
430,000
D
220,000
Question 8
Three of Washington’s AVAs spill into Oregon. Which three?
A
Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla, Columbia Valley
B
Horse Heaven Hills, Walla Walla, Rattlesnake Hills
C
Yakima, Walla Walla, Horse Heaven Hills
D
Walla Walla, Columbia Valley, Yakima
Question 9
Which two wines are considered the top quality wines of Michigan?
A
Riesling, Cabernet Franc
B
Viognier, Syrah
C
Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon
D
Chambourcin, Tempranillo
Question 10
Which best describes Washington’s Columbia Valley AVA?
A
Semi-arid; in the rain shadow of Cascade mountains; winter freezes an issue; long sunlight hours lead to optimum ripeness
B
Long cold winters; short hot summers; natural irrigation from Cascade mountains but difficulty ripening grapes
C
Semi-arid; in rain shadow of Cascade mountains; warm winters with no threat of frost/freezing
D
Large rainfall; winter hail; hot summers; humidity and mold an issue
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