Wine Quiz #11

New Week – New Wine Quiz

Are you ready for our weekly wine quiz? I hope you are! Five new questions are waiting for you to be solved. Simply use the comment section to post your answers. You missed last week’s quiz? No problem. Find it here.

Let’s get started

Question 1)
Below you find a list of reputable Italian wineries. Which one doesn’t belong in that list and why?
A) Cantina Due Palme
B) Leone de Castris
C) Donnafugata
D) Tormaresca

Question 2)
Which animal symbolizes Chianti Classico?
A) Rooster
B) Bull
C) Swordfish
D) Goose

Question 3)
Briefly explain what, in the wine world, a “Fiasco” is?

Question 4)
Which of the following statements is true?
A) Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is produced with Montepulciano grapes.
B) Carignan/Carignano originated in Italy.
C) Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the very first Italian DOC.
D) Bardolino DOC is an appellation exclusively for red wines.

Question 5)
Ever heard of the wine appellation “Short France”? Probably not. It is the literal translation of an Italian appellation. Name it.

Bragging rights are up for grabs! Will Talk-A-Vino continue his winning streak? We will find out on Thursday!

Happy quizzing!

18 comments on “Wine Quiz #11”

  1. hannah-theis hannah-theis Reply

    i don’t know enough about Italian wine to answer these questions. I don’t want to embarrass myself..
    Hopefully, in the next weeks I can improve my knowledge about them.

  2. the drunken cyclist Reply

    1. C. Donnfugata is in Sicily, the other three are in Puglia
    2. A. Rooster
    3. Many Chianti’s used to be bottled in them–they have a ‘basket’ surrounding the bottle. Often these wines were of questionable quality–which is how/why the term came into English.
    4. C (A. uses Sangiovese; B. is from Aragon, Spain; D. There are both rosΓ© and sparkling Bardolino)
    5. Nino Franco

  3. winingdaily Reply

    Ah shucks you guys beat me too it. I do know the Rooster is the logo ,and the fiasco is the basket bottle of often-questionable quality and that Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the very first Italian DOC. 1 and 5, no clue πŸ™‚

    Thanks this was fun.

    • vino in love Reply

      Thank you for playing!
      On Thursday I’ll tell you the answers for question 1 and 5 and of course if you have gotten the other three right or not πŸ˜‰

  4. RiojaChianti RiojaChianti Reply

    1) C – Donnafugata is from Sicily, the others from Apulia.
    2) B – A Bull.
    3) Fiasco is the Italian word for flop. I guess some Italian wines are flops and that’s how fiasco is related to wine?
    4) C – Vernaccia di San Gimignano
    5) Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene DOCG

  5. winetalks winetalks Reply

    1) Donnafugata is a Sicilian winery. The other three are Apulian (C)
    2) Usually it’s a black rooster (A)
    3) A Fiasco is a round bottle with that often has a flat bottom. It’s partially or completely covered with a close-fitting straw basket. Fiascos have been around since the 14th century.
    4) Vernaccia di San Gimignano (C)
    5) Franciacorta DOCG!! My absolute favorite type of sparkling wine πŸ™‚

  6. talkavino Reply

    Q1: C, Donnafugata is a producer from Sicily, the rest are from Puglia
    Q2: A, Rooster
    Q3: Fiasco refers to the traditional straw basket which is used to envelope wine bottles – used to be very popular with Chianti
    Q4: C, Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the very first Italian DOC
    Q5: I can only guess that we are talking about Franciacorta here

    Nice quiz!

  7. drinkforlife Reply

    I’m late to the party! But since I solved last weekΒ΄s quiz I really have to try again =)

    1: Donnafugata
    2: Black Rooster
    3: Fiasco is an old fashioned wine bottle. Back in the day, it was used for Chianti.
    4: Vernaccia di San Gimignano
    5: Franciacorta DOCG

  8. Sean P. Reply

    1) Leone de Castris. Why: Nobody else bottled Italy’s first pink wine!
    2) Rooster
    3) I don’t know
    4) C
    5) I fins this question confusing :s
    I hope it’ll make more sense once I know the answer

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