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1

What region of France is affected by the Mistral?
a) Loire Valley
b) Rhone
c) Languedoc-Roussillon
d) Bordeaux

b) Rhone

2

What white grape is not found in northern Rhone?
a) Melon
b) Viognier
c) Marsanne
d) Roussane

a) Melon

3

What is the top grape in Languedoc-Roussillon?
a) Syrah
b) Grenache
c) Merlot
d) Chardonnay

a) Syrah

4

Which country is the largest producer of wine?
a) France
b) Argentina
c) Italy
d) Spain

c) Italy

5

What are galets?
a) large rounded stones that cover the ground of the Loire Valley
b) large rounded stones that cover the ground in southern Rhone
c) suspended particles in wine that are filtered out before bottling
d) traditional bottles for sparkling wine

b) large rounded stones that cover the ground in southern Rhone

6

What is the name of the mountain chain that runs the length of the peninsula in Italy?
a) The Alps
b) The Pyranees
c) The Appenines
d) The Great Dividing Range

c) The Appenines

7

What is the top grape variety in Italy?
a) Sangiovese
b) Trebbiano
c) Montepulciano
d) Nebbiolo

a) Sangiovese

8

Which country relies heavily on their indigenous grape varieties?
a) Australia
b) New Zealand
c) South Africa
d) Italy

d) Italy

9

What is Italy's most ubiquitous white grape variety?
a) Pinot Grigio
b) Chardonnay
c) Trebbiano
d) Garganega

c) Trebbiano

10

Most Super-Tuscan wines are found at what level?
a) DOCG
b) DOC
c) IGT
d) Vino de Tavola

c) IGT

11

What does the term "colline" refer to?
a) hills
b) town
c) estate vineyard
d) local council

a) hills

12

Which region in Italy produces the most wine overall?
a) Piedmont
b) Tuscany
c) Lombardy
d) Veneto

d) Veneto (almost 19% of the country's total - as well as the largest quantity of DOC/DOCG level wine and more than a third of the wine at the IGT level)

13

Which famous sparkling wine comes from the Veneto region?
a) Prosecco
b) Moscato d'Asti
c) Franciacorta
d) Brachetto d'Aqui

a) Prosecco

14

Which process involves reusing the sediment or lees and combining it with young wine in order to go through a second fermentation?
a) appasimento
b) recioto
c) amarone
d) ripasso

d) Ripasso

15

Superiore on a Valpolicella label means what?
a) The wine has been aged at least one year and that its minimum alcohol requirement is a bit higher (12% instead of 11%)
b) The wine has been aged at least three years and the minimum alcohol requirement is at least 14%
c) The wine comes from the heart of the original, historic growing district
d) The wine comes solely from the "free run" juice

a) The wine has been aged at least one year and that its minimum alcohol requirement is at bit higher (12% instead of 11%)

16

What does "chiaretto" refer to?
a) Rose
b) Sparkling
c) A dry appassimiento wine
d) A sweet appassimiento wine

a) Rose

17

Which wine is likely to have the highest alcohol content?
a) Recioto della Valpolicella
b) Amarone della Valpolicella
c) Moscato d'Asti
d) Soave

b) Amarone della Valpolicella

18

What represents the highest production in the Veneto region?
a) Valpolicella
b) Prosecco
c) Chianti
d) Soave

d) Soave

19

Which region in Italy has the highest proportion of DOC/G level wine?
a) Veneto
b) Piedmont
c) Tuscany
d) Emilia-Romagna

b) Piedmont

20

Which sea does Piedmont boarder?
a) Tyrrhenian Sea
b) Adriatic Sea
c) Mediterranean Sea
d) Baltic Sea

a) Tyrrhenian Sea

21

What is the most widely planted grape in the region of Piedmont?
a) Sangiovese
b) Nebbiolo
c) Barbera
d) Arneis

c) Barbera

22

What grape is not one of the leading white varieties in Piedmont?
a) Moscato
b) Arneis
c) Cortese
d) Pinot Grigio

d) Pinot Grigio

23

In order for Barolo to be considered a "riserva," what must it do?
a) It must be aged for at least 3 years
b) It must be aged for at least 5 years
c) It must come from the heart of the Barolo region
d) Riserva is not a legally defined term

b) It must be aged for at least 5 years

24

What is the highest volume appellation in Piedmont?
a) Gattinara
b) Barolo
c) Asti
d) Acqui

c) Asti (DOCG)

25

What % of Moscato is required for a Moscato d'Asti?
a) 75%
b) 85%
c) 95%
d) 100%

d) 100%

26

In what DOCG is Nebbiolo known as Spanna?
a) Gattinara
b) Ghemme
c) Roero
d) Both a and b

d) Both a and b

27

What fermentation method is used for Brachetto d'Acqui?
a) Partial
b) Tank
c) Traditional
d) Ancestral

) Patrial

28

Which region is famous for Chianti?
a) Lombardy
b) Piedmont
c) Veneto
d) Tuscany

d) Tuscany

29

What % of Sangiovese must be in a Chianti for it to be a Chianti Classico?
a) 75%
b) 80%
c) 95%
d) 100%

b) 80%

30

Which of the following is not a traditional white grape of Tuscany?
a) Trebbiano
b) Grenache Blanc
c) Malvasia
d) Vernaccia

b) Grenache Blanc

31

What is the one Italian region that is more intently focused on red wines than Tuscany?
a) Veneto
b) Piedmont
c) Calabria
d) Campania

c) Calabria

32

Which ancient winemaking technique has been revived in Chianti?
a) Appassimento
b) Ripasso
c) Governo
d) Metodo Classico

c) Governo (adding crushed grapes that have been allowed to become overripe on the vine to new wine as it finishes fermentation. this extends fermentation and introduces a different set of phenolics to the wine, producing a richer, softer, wine with a higher alcohol.)

33

What must a Chianti must do in order to qualify as a "riserva"?
a) It must be aged for at least 2 years
b) It must be aged for at least 2 years and have .5% increase in alcohol
c) It must be aged for 2 years and have 1% increase in alcohol
d) The term is not legally defined

b) It must be aged for at least 2 years and have .5% increase in alcohol

34

Which is not a synonym for Sangiovese?
a) Brunello
b) Morellino
c) Montepulciano
d) Prugnolo Gentile

c) Montepulciano

35

Which DOCG is located closest to Florence?
a) Chianti
b) Brunello di Montalcino
c) Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
d) Vernaccia di San Gimignano

a) Chianti

36

What is the farthest south?
a) Molise
b) Tuscany
c) Emilia-Romagna
d) Piedmont

a) Molise

37

Bardolino Superiore and Bardolino make wines similar to what?
a) Valpolicella
b) Soave Superiore and Soave
c) Gattinara
d) Ghemme

a) Valpolicella (same blends of Corvina, Rodinella, and Molinara)

38

What is Chiavennasca a synonym for?
a) Tempranillo
b) Grenache
c) Barbera
d) Nebbiolo

d) Nebbiolo (known as Chiavennasca in Lombardy; in Valtellina which is one of the very few places that can make a successful Nebbiolo outside of Piedmont)

39

What is not a synonym for rose?
a) Cerasuolo
b) Weissherbst
c) Rosato
d) Claret

d) Claret

40

Which region produces a higher proportion of white wines than any other Italian region?
a) Latium
b) Marches
c) Abruzzo
d) Apulia

a) Latium

41

Which is not a characteristic grape of Sardinia?
a) Cannonau
b) Grenache
c) Verdicchio
d) Vermentino

c) Verdicchio (Cannonau is the Sardinian term for Grenache)

42

Which grape is grown only in Apulia?
a) Negroamaro
b) Galioppo
c) Primitivo
d) Montepulciano

a) Negroamaro (The other grapes also grow in Apulia, primitivo = zinfandel)

43

Which region is not found in the Catalanas region of Spain?
a) Costers del Segre
b) Priorato
c) Terra Alta
d) Alicante

d) Alicante

44

What is the climate in Spain like?
a) Maritime
b) Mediterranean
c) Continental
d) All of the above

d) Most of Spain is continental despite being nearly surrounded by water, the Galicia region is Maritime and the southwest and Mediterranean coastal areas are classic Mediterranean.

45

What is the most southern region of Spain?
a) La Mancha
b) Galicia
c) Catalanas
d) Andalusia

d) Andulusia

46

What is Viura also known as?
a) Macabeo
b) Malvasia
c) Garnacha
d) Tempranillo

a) Macabeo

47

Which river separates Rioja from Navarra?
a) Tajo River
b) Duoro River
c) Duero River
d) Ebro River

d) Ebro River

48

What is a synonym for Monastrell?
a) Muscat
b) Muscadelle
c) Mourvedre
d) Macabeo

c) Mourvedre

49

Which of the following locations does not help form the Sherry Triangle?
a) Jerez de la Frontera
b) Valdepenas
c) San Lucar de Barrameda
d) Puerto de Santa Maria

b) Valdepenas

50

Traditional red Rioja's are aged for extended periods of time (almost exclusively) in which time of barrels?
a) American Oak
b) French Oak
c) both a and b
d) none of the above

a) American oak (though this is changing as more producers are introducing French oak)

51

What is not a synonym for Muscat of Alexandria?
a) Moscatel
b) Hanepoot
c) Gordo Bianco
d) Muscadet

d) Muscadet (also known as Melon de Bourgogne)

52

Somontano is located in the foothills of which mountain range?
a) The Southern Alps
b) The Pyranees
c) The Great Dividing Range
d) The Vosges

b) The Pyranees

53

What is physically the largest region in Spain?
a) Ribera del Duero
b) Penedes
c) La Mancha
d) Valdepenas

c) La Mancha

54

Which regions are located along the Mediterranean coast of Spain?
a) Alicante
b) Ribeiro
c) Valencia
d) Jumilla

b) Ribeiro

55

Which appellation in Portugal is largest in area and the second largest in quantity?
a) Dao DOC
b) Ribatejo DOC
c) Vinho Verde DOC
d) Duoro DOC

c) Vinho Verde DOC (second largest in quantity after Port)

56

What is the top wine producing region in Portugal?
a) Douro
b) Lisboa
c) Peninsula de Setubal
d) Beiras

a) Douro