American Wine Quiz July 2014

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American Wine Quiz July 2014

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