Wine Quiz #17

It is Monday again which means that it is time for our wine quiz at Vino in Love. Five new questions are waiting for you to get solved. Why not give it a try? You have nothing to lose!

Let’s get started!

Question 1
Below you find the names of three Italian communes. Which one does not fit and why?
A) Montepulciano
B) Nuragus
C) Bardolino

Question 2
Briefly explain how rosé (pink wine) is produced

Question 3
Friulano is also known as
A) Red Moscatel
B) Sauvignon Vert
C) Pinot Giallo
B) Shiraz

Question 4
In 2012, the Italian post released stamps which were dedicated to 15 wines. Name them.

Question 5
Vin Santo is a famous dessert wine from Tuscany. Its name translates to “The Holy Wine”
. How did Vin Santo get its name? (There is more than one solution to this question since there are multiple theories out there).

Bragging rights are up for grabs.Good luck and happy quizzing! Answers are coming on Thursday. Previous editions of Vino in Love’s weekly wine quiz can be found here.

16 comments on “Wine Quiz #17”

  1. winetalks winetalks Reply

    Nice quiz 🙂
    1. Bardolino – it’s just a guess
    2. Rosé is produced with red grapes but without their skin. Therefore the color of rosé is pink and not red.
    3. B – Sauvignon Vert
    4. No idea 🙁 But looking forward to the answer. I like the idea of putting wines on stamps.
    5. Vin Santo was used during the holy mass and therefore the name became known as Vin Santo.

  2. the drunken cyclist Reply

    Question 1 is not all that straight forward. I will go with Bardolino since the other two are both names of communes as well as grape varieties.
    2. There are two primary ways to make rosé wine. The first is through blending red wine and white wine, which is only legal in a few areas (notably Champagne). The second way is by allowing the juice to have brief contact with the skins–the color comes from the skins, not the juice.
    3. B.
    4. I believe there were 15: Brunello Di Mont., Anglianico del Vulture Sup, Cannelino del Frascati, Barolo, Greco di Tufo, Montelpulciano d’Abruzzo, Collil Orientali del Friuli, Montefalco Sagrantino, Prosecco, Vernaccia, Cerasuolo, Vermentino, Moscato, Romagna, Primitivo (sorry, some are very long and did not type out the whole name).
    5. The most plausible for me is that wine was used for the sacrament and a sweet wine was preferred.

  3. drinkforlife Reply

    1. While they are all communes. Montepulciano and Nuragus are also grapes. Therefore C – Bardolino should be the right answer 😉
    2. Pink wine is similar to red wine because it’s made from dark grapes. Only differences is that pink wine is produced without the skin of the grapes.
    3. Friuliano is also known as Sauvignon Vert (B). Such a good wine!
    4. Prosecco di Conegliano, Greco ti Tufo, Moscato di Scanzo, Aglianico del Vutlure, Barolo, Cereasuoli di Vittoria, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Vernaccia, Primitivo di Manduria, Vermentino di Gallura, Brunello di Montalcino, Montefalco Sagrantino, Frascati
    5. Vin Santo has its name from a monk from Siena who cured people during the 14th century from diseases with a wine.

  4. Sean P. Reply

    1. Bardolino because the other two are also names of grapes.
    2. Pink wine is a blend of red and white wine.
    3. B
    4. The list is long and to save space i go with drinkforlife’s answer.
    5. Vin Santo was used for the sacrament.

  5. Suzanne Reply

    I just love the quizzes, I am not knowledgeable enough to answer any questions but look forward to reading the answers from so many people that really know their wines and wine history. Keep them coming, it’s fascinating,

  6. wineking3 wineking3 Reply

    1. Bardolino doesn’t fit because Montepulciano and Nuragus are also name of grapes.
    2. Pink wine is a blend of red and white wine but pink wine is originally produced with red grapes but without the skin of the grape.
    3. B
    4. Prosecco, Greco, Frascati, Sagrantino di Montefalco, Brunello di Montalcino, Vermentino, Vernaccia, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Primitivo di Manduria, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Aglianico del Vulture, Moscato, Barolo, Romagna Albana, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Quite a long list.
    5. The name comes from Xanthos, a famous sweet wine from Thrace. During a Florence city council meeting in the 15th century Vin Santo was served and Giovanni Bessarion said that the wine was like Xanthos. The Florentines thought that the patricharch said Santo instead of Xanthos and therefore they called the wine Vin Santo.

    The questions were not as straightforward. Fun quiz 🙂

  7. Eatwithnamie Reply

    1. C – just an instinct
    2. Rose is made with red grapes but the skin is removed before fermenting.
    3. B – guess again. İ dont know much about İtalian wines. That is why İ am here.
    4. No idea
    5. No idea


  8. armchairsommelier Reply

    My Italian wine knowledge is pitiful. That’s why I love this quiz . . . it’s making me think!

    1. C — Nuragus and Montepulciano are both grapes and communes, while Bardolino is only a commune.
    2. Rose wine is made by allowing the juice of the grapes (usually red wine grapes) to come into contact with the skins, but only for enough time to allow a rosy color to develop.
    3. B — Sauvignon Vert. Honestly, I’ve never heard of it, but I’m having fun saying it! :o)
    4. The stamp sheet is GORGEOUS!! I want to go to Italy just so I can send postcards home with those stamps. So . . . Aglianico del Vulture Superiore, Cannellino de Frascati, Barolo, Greco di Tufo, Brunello di Montalcino, Montelulciano del Abruzzo Colina Terramane, Colli Orientalie del Fruili Picolit, Montefalco Sangrantino, Prosecco Conegliano, Cerrasuolo di Vittoria, Vermentino de Gallura, Moscato di Scanzo, Romanga Albana, Primitivo de Manduria.
    5. Vin Santo was used in the celebration of Mass . . . ergo, Holy Wine. Although, I like the story about the monk using leftover wine from mass to “cure” people. Devious little friar! I’ve never had a Vin Santo before. Definitely want to try it!

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