Wine Quiz #18

Wine Quiz #18

Time for our weekly wine quiz. Can you solve these five questions? As you might know sometimes I like to ask questions regarding topics that I have written about. No multiple choice questions this week. Bragging rights are up for grabs!

Question 1
True or false?
Tafel Wein is a German classification for wines of high quality.

Question 2
Briefly explain what fortified wine is.

Question 3
How many types of Recioto are there? Name them.

Question 4
Name one thing that towns Soave, San Gimignano and Matelica have in common.

Question 5
What does the term pigeage refer to?

Happy quizzing! Answers are coming on Thursday. Visit this page for previous editions of the weekly wine quiz.

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18 comments on “Wine Quiz #18”

  1. Wining Daily Reply

    1: false. Tafel Wien is not high quality like QbA or Pradikatswien.
    2: this is when extra alcohol such as brandy is added to fermenting wine to make it stronger
    3: 3
    4: They are all in Tuscany?
    5: the old grape stomp!

    • vino in love Reply

      Wining Daily,
      Great answers! Thursday I’ll tell you if they are right or not.
      Should you know the name of the wines then please name them since I’m not only looking for the number of Recioto wines but also for their names 😉

  2. winetalks winetalks Reply

    1. false
    2. Fortified wine is wine blended with spirits.
    3. There are 2 Recioto. Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella
    4. They are all in Italy
    5. Pigeage refers to the traditional grape stomp.

  3. talkavino Reply

    1. False
    2. Fortified wine is the wine made with the addition of some type of pure alcohol which kills the yeast and stops the fermentaion. Examples – Port, Jeres, Madeira
    3. I found 3, but there can be more? Recioto della Valpolicella (red), Recioto di Soave (white) , Recioto della Gambellara (white)
    4. All three towns are centers of production of the white wines – Soave/Soave Classico, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Verdicchio di Matelica
    5. Pigeage is a French term for so called “punch down” of the grape skins and must during the fermentation process. Usually performed daily. Can be performed by hand, by stomping the grapes or by some other methods.

  4. RiojaChianti RiojaChianti Reply

    1. True
    2. Fortified wine is wine blended with brandy. An example for fortified wine is Port wine.
    3. There are 2 Recioto. Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella
    4. They are all small towns.
    5. Pigeage refers to the grape stomp process.

  5. wineking3 wineking3 Reply

    1) Of course it is false.
    2) Fortified wine is wine with added brandy (or other strong spirits) during the fermentation process
    3) 3: Recioto di Valpolicella, Recioto di Gambellara, Recioto di Soave
    4) The towns are all famous for white wine. Furthermore the names of these towns also also names of three corresponding DOC.
    5) According to Google, Pigeage (is it pronounced Pig + Age???) is a term for the process of punching down the skins of the grapes during fermentation.

  6. hannah-theis hannah-theis Reply

    1. Fals
    2. I don’t know but I go with Anatoli’s answer. I don’t remember a single quiz where he played and didn’t win: Fortified wine is the wine made with the addition of some type of pure alcohol which kills the yeast and stops the fermentaion. Examples
    3. 3
    4. These cities are production centers for white wines
    5. Pigeage refers to the traditional grape stomp.

  7. armchairsommelier Reply

    1. False. Tafelwein is table wine.
    2. Fortified wine is a wine with a distilled spirit (something like brandy) added into it.
    3. 3 – Recioto de Soave, Recioto di Valpolicella, and Recioto di Gambellara.
    4. All three towns are known for producing white wines.
    5. One of my favorite wine words! pigeage is a French word, referring to the punching down of the cap of grape skins during fermentation. It can be done mechanically or à pied, by foot.

  8. the drunken cyclist Reply

    Better late than never?
    1. False–it is table wine.
    2.. A fortified wine has a distilled spirit (usually brandy) added to it. They are also usually higher in residual sugar and used primarily as dessert wines.
    3. I could only find three: – Recioto di Gambellara, Recioto di Valpolicella , Recioto de Soave.
    4. They are all known for their white wine production.
    5. Ah! A French question! Pigeage (peej-AHJ) is the term for punching down the cap. Pigeage à pied is doing it with your feet.

  9. EatwithNamie Reply

    1. False. It’s a table wine.
    2. Fermentation is interrupted and a spirit is added to increase the alcohol level.
    3. Recioto….am I allowed to google it? ^^*
    4. They are main towns for white wines.
    5. Stomping the grapes with feet, the old French tradition.

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