Wine Quiz #19

Monday is wine quiz time

Five new questions are waiting for you to get solved. Remember, you have nothing to lose. Answers are coming on Thursday

Question 1
Mount Vulture is known for a red wine. Name it.

Question 2
Garganega shares a similar DNA with:
A) Soave
B) Lugana
C) Albana
D) Montecucco

Question 3
True or false?
No other region has more DOCG wines than Piedmont

Question 4
Correctly match the following pairs.

1. Bibenda A. Glasses
2. Gambero Rosso B. Snail
3. Luca Maroni C. Points
4. Slow Wine D. Bunches

Question 5
Briefly explain what appassimento is.

Bragging rights are up for grabs : ) Previous editions of the weekly wine quiz can be found here.

Happy quizzing!



18 comments on “Wine Quiz #19”

  1. theducksong Reply

    Let’s give this a try.

    1. Aglianico del Vultura
    2. B – Lugana
    3. True
    4. šŸ™
    5. Appasimento is the process of drying grapes on straw mats. Appasimento is most used for producing Amarone del Valpolicella.

    No idea what you are up to with question 4

  2. wineking3 wineking3 Reply

    1) Aglianico del Vulture
    2) C – Albana
    3) True
    4) 1-D 2-A 3-B 4-C
    5) Appassimento is part of the process of making Amarone wine

  3. Suzanne Reply

    Ok I am going to try.
    1. Aglianico del Vulture
    2. A.Soave
    3. I don’t understand the question is it true or false or do you want us to name the region?

    • vino in love Reply

      Thanks for playing.
      Question 3 is a true or false question. I want to know if any other region produces more DOCG wines than the Piedmont. Maybe I didn’t word it very well. Sorry about that.

  4. talkavino Reply

    1. Aglianico del Vulture
    2. I’m terribly sorry, but I don’t get the question. Garganega is the grape used in Soave, but all the items in your list are regions – not sure what DNA has to do with that. Based on genetic testing, Grecanico from Sicily has similar DNA to Garganega.
    3. True
    4. Bibenda – bunches
    Gambero Rosso – glasses
    Luca Maroni – points
    Slow Food – snails
    5. Appassimento is a process of drying grapes in the outdoors which leads to the higher flavor concentration of the raisin-like grape. Takes anywhere from days to 6 month

    • vino in love Reply

      Thanks for playing. I just double-checked question 2 and I believe (actually I know) that there is a correct answer to the question.
      Please let me know if still don’t understand the question after I have posted the answer to it on Thursday.

      • talkavino Reply

        okay, so you made me to do an additional research – the right answer is C. Albana – this is the only grape on your list, the rest of the items are regions.

  5. winetalks winetalks Reply

    1. Aglianico del Vuture
    2. C-Soave
    3. True
    4. Bibenda-bunches, Gambero Rosso-glasses, Luca Maroni -points, Slow Wine snails
    5. The process of sun drying grapes on straw mats is known as appassimento. Appassimento is used for Recioto della Valpolicella and Amarone delle Valpolicella production.

  6. hannah-theis hannah-theis Reply

    1) Aglianico del Vulture
    2) C-Soave
    3) False
    4) I don’t understand what the question wants us to do?
    5) Appassimento is a complex process of drying grapes outdoors. The process leads to high alcohol and sugar level. Grapes lose up to 80% of their weight.

  7. Sean P. Reply

    1. Aglianico del Vulture
    2. B – Montecucco (just a guess)
    3. True
    4. 1-D, 2-A 3-C 4-C
    5. I think it’s the process of drying grapes in the sun.

  8. armchairsommelier Reply

    1) Anglianico del Vulture
    2) Albana
    3) True
    4) Bibenda – Bunches, Gambero Rosso – Glasses, Luca Maroni – Points, Slow wine – Snail
    5) Apassimiento refers to the drying of grapes outside to concentrate their sugars.


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