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
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.
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.
True or false: The grapes Greco, Grechetto & Pignoletto share a similar DNA. True.
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? Grenache.
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
Amarone translates to:
A) The Big Red
B) The Great Bitter
C) The Big Body
D) The Great Wine
Vernaccia is typically planted in which regions?
Pantelleria is especially known for its
A) Dessert Wines
B) Red Wines
C) Pink Wines
D) White Wines
True or False: Bardolino is a Denomination
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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