Wine Quiz #26

For unknown reasons my site was more or less down the last couple of days. I haven’t found the reasons for it yet but as of now it seems to be working fine again. Therefore I could not post the solutions to last week’s quiz on Friday.

Wine Quiz #25 – Solutions

Before we get to this week’s wine quiz I want to give you the answers to last week’s quiz.

Question 1
Nebbiolo translates to:
D – Fog.

Question 2
Match the following wineries with their corresponding wine region. 1-C, 2-A, 3-D, 4-B.

Question 3
True or False: Grappa is a type of fortified wine.
False. Grappa is a pomace brandy.

Question 4
In the wine world, what is the purpose of a vacuum pump?
A vacuum pump allows to preserve an open wine bottle.

Question 5
Name  at least 2 reasons why wine from the Cinque Terre is becoming increasingly expensive. 1) The Cinque Terre offer only very difficult growing conditions which means that the production is labor intense because everything has to be done by hand. 2) Over the last decades, the Cinque Terre have suffered many forest fires that have destroyed many vines.

Unfortunately, nobody solved all 5 questions correctly this time. However, Wineking3, Talk-A-Vino and Winetalks all have 4.5/5 right.

Wine Quiz #26

Question 1
What wine-related thing do the French communes Vaucluse and Gigondas have in common?

Question 2
Match the following abbreviations of wine classifications to their corresponding country.

AOC Spain
DOCG France
DO Germany
QbA Italy

Question 3
What do the four abbreviations in question 2 stand for?

Question 4
True or false: Pignoletto and a sub-variety of Trebbiano share the same DNA

Question 5
What have the wines Vesuvio DOC, Etna DOC and Aglianico del Vulture DOCG in common?

Happy quizzing! Ultimate bragging rights are up for grabs! The answers are coming next Friday.


6 comments on “Wine Quiz #26”

  1. drinkforlife Reply

    Q 1. Both towns are from Southern France..
    Q 2. I don’t know
    Q 3. Not sure
    Q4. False. In your last post you wrote that PIgnoletto and a sub variety of an Umbrian Grechetto have a similar DNA.
    Q5. All three denominations are located right next to a volcano.

  2. foodwine88 Reply

    Sorry to hear that your site had problems. I was wondering why it was loading so slow over the last few days.

    1. The two communes make up the area of the Gigondas AOC.
    2. AOC – France, DOCG – Italy, DO – Spain, QbA – Germany
    3. Appellation d’origine contrôlée, Denominatione di origine controlata, Denomination de Origin, Qualtiaetswein bestimmter Anbaugebeite.
    4. False
    5. Each of them is named after a volcano.

    Hope that some of that is right 🙂

  3. wineking3 wineking3 Reply

    I don’t agree with the solution for question 5. As far as I know tourism in the Cinque Terre has been increasing dramatically over the last 10-20 years. More tourists automatically mean that the demand for wine from that area is higher, which then results in higher price..

    Anyways, here are my answers:
    1. Vaucluse and Gigondas form together the Gigondas AOC
    2. AOC France, DOCG Italy, DO Spain, QbA Germany
    3. AOC = appellation d’origine controlee, DOCG = denominazione di origine controllata, DO = denominacion de origen, QbA = qualitatswein bestimmter anbaugebiete
    4. According to your post about Pignoletto it’s false.
    5. All three appellations are next to a volcano and are named after that volcano.

  4. theducksong Reply

    Q1 The wine Gigondas can only be produced in Gigondas and Vaucluse.
    Q2 aoc=france, docg=spain, do=italy, qba=germany
    Q3 Not sure what they stand for.
    Q4 I don’t know but I’m looking forward to the answer.
    Q5 I think these wines have in common hat the grapes are grown on volcanic terrain.

  5. winetalks winetalks Reply

    1. Both villages are in the Southern Rhone Valley of France and form together the Gigondas AOC
    2. AOC – France DOCG – Italy DO – Spain?? Qba – Germany.
    Always thought that denominacion de origen (DO) is an a classification for Portuguese wines.
    3. AOC: appellation d’origine controle DOCG: denominazione di origine controllata e garantita, DO: denominacion de origen, QbA: Qualitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete
    4. False
    5. All three appellations are named after a volcano.

  6. hannah-theis hannah-theis Reply

    1. The two towns form the Gigondas AOC
    2. AOC-France DOCG-Italy DO-Spain Qba–Germany
    3. AOC = Appellation d’Origine Controle DOCG = Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, DO = Denominacion de Origen, QbA = Qualitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete
    4. False.
    5. Vesuvio, Etna and Vulture are volcanos. The terrain for each of the wines is therefore volcanic which results in wines with a high minerality.

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