Wine Quiz #27

It’s time for our weekly wine quiz here at Vino in Love. But before we get to this week’s quiz I want to give you the answers of last week’s edition. I now that I’m a little bit late. Sorry about that!

Wine Quiz #26 – Solutions

Question 1
What wine-related thing do the French communes Vaucluse and Gigondas have in common? The two communes form the Gigondas AOC.

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

AOC France
DOCG Italy
DO Spain
QbA Germany


Question 3
What do the four abbreviations in question 2 stand for?
AOC: Appellation D’origine Contrôlée. DOCG: Denominzaione d’Origine Controlata e Garantinta, DO: Denominación de Origen, QbA: Qulitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete.

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

Question 5
What have the wines Vesuvio DOC, Etna DOC and Aglianico del Vulture DOCG in common? All of these appellations are named after a volcano.

I’m pleased to announce that we have two winners. Hannah Theis and Frank from Winetalks! Enjoy your bragging rights!

Wine Quiz #27

On to this week’s wine quiz.

Question 1
Which one doesn’t fit?
A) Cosentino
B) Donnafugata
C) Cosumano
D) Malaspina

Terre del Galante Amarone imageQuestion 2
The Schlegel-bottle is traditionally associated with what major wine producing country?

Question 3
True or false: Pinot Noir and Spätburgunder are two names for the same grape.

Question 4
Cabernet Gernischt is said to be a crossing of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. In what country is the grape predominantly grown.

Question 5
Amarone is one of the world’s most prestigious wines. Briefly explain where the name Amarone, which literally translates to “The Great Bitter”, comes from?

Happy quizzing! Answers are coming next Friday. Remember you have nothing to lose!



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15 comments on “Wine Quiz #27”

  1. drinkforlife Reply

    1. Not sure but I go with Malaspina.
    2. I think it’s a type of wine bottle assosciated with the Alsace
    3. True
    4. China
    5. No clue but I’m looking forward to the correct answer!
    Always enjoy your quizzes

  2. Linda Reply

    1. I’m blindly guessing Donnafugata (the rest sound like they could be Greek grapes)
    2. I’m guessing again, Germany
    3. True, Pinot Noir is called Spatburgunder in Germany (finally, one I know)
    4. I have no idea, so I’ll guess Italy, maybe Trentino Alto Adige region
    5. Yay, another one I know. Amorone is made from Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara grapes in the Valpolicella region of the Veneto. The grapes are dried on mats from harvest until mid-January. They lose 60% of their moisture, and become very concentrated. They are then fermented and made into a really delicious, concentrated, rich dry wine. Oh, but I don’t know where the name comes from. Looking forward to finding out.

  3. winetalks winetalks Reply

    Bragging rights feel good 😉

    But I don’t think I can keep them for long..

    1. Consentino is a Californian winery – the other three are Italian!
    2. Germany – especially for Riesling
    3. True
    4. According to Google it’s China
    5. This one I have no idea.. The name Amarone doesn’t make any sense because the wine isn’t bitter at all..

  4. wineking3 wineking3 Reply

    Always enjoy your quizzes but this one seems quite hard..

    1. Cosentino
    2. I think it’s a wine bottle from the German-speaking countries (Germany,Austria,Switzerland)
    3. True
    4. Cabernet Germischt seems to be a grape from China that is of European origin.
    5. I think I red somewhere some time ago, that Amarone was “invented” by wineries who wanted to produce a less-sweet Recioto della Valpolicela. In comparison to Recioto Amarone is a little bit more bitter.

  5. talkavino Reply

    1. Cosentino is a winery in US, the rest are in Italy
    2. Schlegel-bottle is traditionally used for white wines of Germany, Austria and Alsace (France), so take your pick. I would assume you meant Germany.
    3. True
    4. China ( had to do the research – it was very surprising)
    5. It appears that the name “Amarone” was given by the accident (according to the few internet sources) and with the purpose to distinguish dry Amarone wines from Recioto wines of Valpolicella. Before 1936 the wines were called Recioto Amaro, then from 1936 onward Recioto Amarone, and from 1990 the wines are just called Amarone.

  6. Sean P. Reply

    1. No clue. Going with Donnafugata
    2. Austria, France(Alsace) and Germany
    3. True
    4. I’m gurssing it’s France – the homr of many Cabernet grapes
    5. I don’t know..

  7. Joe Reply

    1) No idea!
    2) Germany/Alsace
    3) True
    4) China (Made headlines in the UK a few weeks ago)
    5) No idea, guessing the vineyard produced sweet wines?

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