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1

what is a fortified wine

a fortified wine is a wine to whcih brandy has been added to stop fermentation retain sweetness and increase alcohol content

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t or f
pineau des charentes is a fortified wine from the champagne region

f

3

t or f
malaga is from the southwest andalucia region of spain

t

4

t or f
madeira is forified during the fermentation process

t

5

t or f
the lightest and driest style of madeira is malmsey

f

6

describe the style of rainwater madeira

rainwater is a light medium dry style of madeira similar to a verdelho

7

t or f
port is fortified during the fermentation process

t

8

port comes from which river valley of portugal

douro

9

what is quinta

portuguese for farm used to refer toa vineyard site or estate

10

t or f
the average alcoholic strength of port is about 19 to 20%

t

11

t or f
the area of the douro valley that has the most quintas and is known for producing the best ports is the douro superior

f the upper corgo

12

t or f
there are five principal red grape varieties used in making port and touriga nacional is widely recognized as the finest

t

13

t or f
a vintage port is aged in wood for two to no more than three years before being bottled

t

14

t or f
nearly all commercial ruby and tawny ports are no more than 3 years old

t

15

t or f
ruby port is a young fresh wine with grapey and berry aromas and flavors

t

16

t or f
tawny port is usually an amber hue and has a nutty or woody flavor

t

17

t or f
LBV stands for light barrel variety

f late bottled vintage

18

do most super premium ruby ports need to be decanted before being served why or why not

no they do not need to be decanted because most are filtered before bottling

19

waht is the name of the seaside town where port is matured in lodges

billa nova de gaia

20

t or f
sherry comes from a demacated area in the southwestern andalucia region of spain

t

21

what are the two basic types of sherry

fino and oloroso

22

what is principal grape variety used in making sherry

palomino

23

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the best sherry vineyards are located on the limestone rich chalky soil known as albariza

t

24

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sherry is a blended wine and there is no such thing as a vintage sherry

t

25

t or f
flor is yeast that forms a film on fino type wines and imparts a special taste character to the wine

t

26

explain the solera system

a splera is a system of blending wines to maintain a consistency of style

27

t or f
the solera system is particularly useful for flor wines like fino because it replenishes the nutrients needed to sustain the flor for many years

t

28

t or f
manzanilla a fino type wien is blended to be dark rich and sweet

f

29

plance the following sherries in ascending order according to body from lightest to fullest
oloroso
manzanilla
amontillado
cream
and fino

manzanila
fino amontillado
oloroso
cream

30

manzanilla sherry is mostly produced near which seaside town

sanlucar de barrameda