Wine Quiz #13 – Solutions

It is Thursday again. This means time for our weekly wine quiz answers. Once again we had very high participation. Thanks for playing everyone. If you want to reread the questions before reading the solutions then go here.

Question 1 was a pretty easy and everybody got it right. The correct answer is B – Pinot Noir and Cinsault.

Question 2 has not one single correct answer. I was asking for any grape whose name derives from Roman Mythology. I evaluated every given answer. Some said Barbera derives from Bacchus. This answer is wrong and I found no sources claiming this. If you have a source that I’m not aware of then post it in the comment section.
Others answered Zibibbio. This is also incorrect. Zibibbio has nothing to do with Zeus and Zeus is not even part of Roman Mythology. The Drunken Cyclist answered Concord grape (from Concordia). Concord grape is named after the city where it was developed in. That city is Concord, Massachusetts. Concordia is a God in Roman Mythology so there is an indirect connection. After rethinking it, the answer is accepted.
Tracy answered Aglianico. I found no source for that. If you have a source claiming that the name Aglianico derives from Roman mythology then let me know. So far four answers were wrong. But do not worry.
Some answered Sangiovese and that is correct. Sangiovese comes from “Sangue di Giove” (Latin: sanguis Jovis), which translates to “Blood of Jove”. Jove was a Roman God who plays a major part in Roman mythology.
Once again, if I missed a source then please do not get mad at me. I tried my best to find a source for every answer and if I missed a certain source then please post it in the comment section.

In question 3, I wanted to know what the term “Superiore” indicates on a wine label. Superiore does not stand for a “superior” wine. Superiore refers to a wine with a slightly higher than usual alcohol by volume. It does not indicate that the wine aged longer. The term for a wine who aged longer is “Riserva”. Only wines classified as DOC and DOCG are allowed to be labeled Superiore.

Question 4 was again an easy one. You had to identify from what country Slavonian oak comes. The correct answer is D – Croatia.

The last question, question 5, focused on the Gambero Rosso World Tour. The correct answer here is D – Berlin. The answers to the Bonus question is Montreal.

Just like every week you needed to answer five questions correctly to call yourself a winner. The winners of to this weeks quiz are Sean P., Jeff from The Drunken Cyclist, Tracy Lee Karner and Frank from Winetalks. Congratulations to all of you! Special praise goes to The Drunken Cyclist and Sean P. who answered all six questions correctly (five questions + bonus question). Enjoy your bragging rights for this week. On Monday we will have a new edition of the weekly wine quiz here at Vino in Love.

In case you missed yesterday’s article about the History of the Super Tuscan then follow this link.

8 comments on “Wine Quiz #13 – Solutions”

  1. TracyLeeKarner Reply

    Aglianico–I was shooting in the dark (and the ducks weren’t even quacking because they weren’t even there!) Totally pulled that out of my ear, but test coaches always say, never leave a quiz question unanswered. My reasoning wasn’t reasonable–it went something like, mythology..religion…Anglican….

    But still, I have bragging rights! But I feel like a faker, because it isn’t that I know so very much about wine, but because I’ve spent my life trying to be a straight-A student, and have learned how to score high on quizzes. You, however, obviously know a lot about wine. I always learn something by reading your blog.

    • vino in love Reply

      Tracy,
      You are too kind. Thanks for your nice words!
      I’m happy that you enjoy reading my blog.

      You’re absolutely right that it’s ways better to guess instead of leaving an answer blank. I don’t think you’re a faker. You fully deserve your bragging rights for this week. Congratulations!

  2. the drunken cyclist Reply

    Concordia was the Roman Goddess of agreement and the word ‘concord’ is derived from her name. Concord Massachusetts name came from the agreement that was derived peacefully (the ‘concord’) between the settlers and the local native tribe. So while the grape was not named after the Roman Goddess directly, there is a connection. Not complaining, but i was always the kid in class that would be willing to prove the teacher wrong in order to be right (in other words, a real pain in the butt!).

    • vino in love Reply

      I’m glad you brought it up again, Jeff.
      The connection is there so I’ll accept your answer, even though the grape’s name is only indirectly connected to Roman mythology.

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