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1

List the major white wine grapes in order of texture, tannin, color and ageability from less/lighter to more/full-bodied.

Riesling > Sauvignon Blanc > Chardonnay

2

List the major red wine grapes in order of texture, tannin, color and ageability from less/lighter to more/full-bodied.

Gamay > Pinot Noir > Tempranillo > Sangiovese > Merlot > Zinfandel > Cabernet Sauvignon > Nebbiolo > Syrah/Shiraz

3

Vitis vinum is latin for:

Vitis - vine; Vinum - wine

4

Tell me about the parts of a grape.

Stem - usually discarded. Skin - contains the color and tannins that create red wines. Flesh - contains acids, sugars and water. Seeds - contain tannins.

5

What are the three main sources of flavor in wine?

Grapes, Fermentation, Maturation and Aging.

6

How long ago did planting of vineyards for winemaking begin and where?

More than 8,000 years ago near the Black Sea in such places as Georgia.

7

When are vines typically planted and how long can they produce good-quality grapes?

Planted during dormant period (April, May); 40 years or more.

8

When will a newly planted vine produce grapes suitable for winemaking?

Usually not until the third year.

9

Do red or white grapes require a longer growing season?

Red - and thus are planted in warmer regions.

10

On average, how many days between a vine's flowering and the harvest?

100 days

11

How many bottles of wine can be produced annually from one grapevine?

5 bottles

12

How many bottles of wine can be produced annually from a ton of grapes?

720 bottles

13

How many bottles of wine can be produced annually from an acre of grapevines?

5,500 bottles

14

What age is generally accepted to qualify as "old vines" or "vielles vignes?"

35 years or greater