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