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March 2014 Quiz
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Which of the following statements is true about brandies made around the world?
In order to be labelled as a brandy in the EU, the brandy must be distilled twice and aged for a minimum of 12 months
Mexican brandies can use wine sourced from other countries
South African brandies must be pot-distilled only
All brandy made in France must be sourced from grapes grown in quality appellations (PDO/AOC) only
The following best describes Trebbiano:
It is the main grape used in Soave wines
it is the Italian name for France’s Grenache and Spain’s Garnacha grape
It is a neutral grape making lighter-bodied wines
it is known as ugni marc in France
Finish this sentence: Spanish brandy ….
is made in column stills only
often uses base wines from La Mancha
is made exclusively from grapes in Jerez and the Penedes
can be produced anywhere in Spain but the grapes must be sourced from Jerez
Which best answers the following: what type of wine has extra alcohol added to it?
made from pinot bianco grapes which are dried on mats or in hot attic lofts
a grape brandy made from aromatic varietals
a dark, fiery spirit that must be made from 100% pinot noir grapes
the name for Peru and Brazil’s pot-distilled vodka
Which is a red wine from Spain?
As the grape ripens on the vine, what increases in the grape?
Finish this sentence: Chianti is….
the name of an appellation holding the highest quality designation in Italy (DOCG)
a small Tuscan village producing limited quantities of red wine
a smaller appellation within the larger, original Chianti Classico zone
a famous red wine made in the rolling hills of Italy’s Tuscany region
Valpolicella is made from which main grape?
The distilled spirit made from pomace in France is generally known as:
eaux-de-vie de marc
What makes your mouth water most when tasting wine?
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