Wine Quiz #24

On Tuesday I was invited to attend the 2013 Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri World Tour. I haven’t had the time to share my impressions with you but I will do so tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. Let’s get to the answers for last week’s wine quiz.

Wine Quiz #23 – Solution

Question 1.
Germany has 13 wine producing regions. Which one is the largest and which one is the smallest? 
Rheinhessen is the largest German wine region and Sachsen the smallest.

Question 2.
Name three wines that have to be produced with at least 85% Sangiovese.
Here are a few possible answers: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Vino Nobile DOCG, Morellino di Scansano DOCG, Sangiovese di Romagna DOC, Vin Santo del Chianto Occio Principe DOCG.

Question 3.
True or false: The grapes Greco, Grechetto & Pignoletto share a similar DNA.

Question 4.
Almost 75% of all Provençal rosé wine is produced in the Cotes de Provence AOC. What is the most important grape for producing rosé in the Provence?

Question 5
One of my favorite wines is called Plateo. Who is its producer. What is the wine’s denomination? What was the first vintage of the Plateo? Plateo is a red wine from Abruzzo-based winery Agriverde. The first vintage was 1996 and its denomination is Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC.

This week we have one winner: Marco Van Puff Congratulations! Enjoy your bragging rights.

On to this week’s wine quiz

Question 1
Amarone translates to:
A) The Big Red
B) The Great Bitter
C) The Big Body
D) The Great Wine

Question 2
Vernaccia is typically planted in which regions?

Question 3
Pantelleria is especially known for its
A) Dessert Wines
B) Red Wines
C) Pink Wines
D) White Wines

Question 4
True or False: Bardolino is a Denomination

Question 5
What is the name of the wine guide released by the Italian Sommelier Association?

Happy playing and remember you have nothing to lose! The answers are coming next Friday.

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12 comments on “Wine Quiz #24”

  1. wineking3 wineking3 Reply

    1. D – The Great Wine
    2. Sardinia and Liguria
    3. C – Pink Wines
    4. True
    5. Gambero Rosso

    Looking forward to the answers.

  2. talkavino Reply

    Q1: B, The Great Bitter
    Q2: Tuscany, Vernaccia di San Gimignano. According to Wikipedia, the grape growing in Sardinia is not really a Vernaccia, so I’m not really sure on this one.
    Q3: A, Dessert wines, Passito di Pantelleria
    Q4: True – Bardolino DOC in Verona
    Q5: Bibenda

  3. Sean P. Reply

    1.The Great Bitter
    2. San Gimignano, Tuscany
    3. Dessert Wine
    4. True
    5. Bibenda

  4. hannah-theis hannah-theis Reply

    Going Google-free again : -)
    Q1: Has to be B
    Q2: I recently had a Vernaccia from Tuscany so I’m going with it.
    Q3: No clue. Maybe D?
    Q4: True!
    Q5: I think I red somewhere that the ISA’s wine guide is called Bibenda.

    Looking forward to next week’s quiz and to your impressions from that Gambero Rosso wine tasting event.

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