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1

What was possibly the first vinous export to North America?

Sherry

2

What influence did Bordeaux have on Spanish Wine Making?

-Barrique aging
-estate bottling

3

Who is responsible for bringing stainless steel and temperature controlled fermentation to Spain in the 1960s?

Miguel Torres

4

What year was the Denominacion de Origen regulations approved?

1970

5

Name the Spanish wine quality levels from highest to lowest.

Denominacion de Origen Calificada (DOCa)
Denominacion de Origen (DO)
Vinos de Calidad con Indicacion Geografica (VCIG)
Vino de la Tierra (VDIT)

6

Other than Rioja and Ribera del Duero, which have more stringent requirements, provide aging requirements for Crianza, Reserva, and Grand Reserva.

Red Wines:
Crianza-2 years(1 year in oak)
Reserva-3 years(1 year in oak)
Gran Reserva- 5 years( 18 mos. in oak)
White/Rosado Wines:
Crianza-18 months( 6 mos. in oak)
Reserva- 2 years(6 mos. in oak)
Gran Reserva- 4 years( 6mos. in oak)

7

What does "Noble" indicate on a label?

18 months aging in cask of less than 600L or bottle

8

What is the aging requirement for "Anejo" wines?

24 months aging in cask of less than 600L or bottle

9

What are the aging requirements for "Viejo" wines?

36 months of aging
-demonstrates marked oxidative character

10

What 2 Bordeaux producers brought grape varietals and lessons from the Medoc to Rioja in the 1850's and 1860's?

Marques de Riscal
Marques de Murrieta

11

What type of oak is traditionally used in Rioja?

American Oak (Queras Alba)

12

Name 4 traditionalist producers of Rioja that began in the late 19th Century.

Lopez de Heredia
CVNE
La Rioja Alta
Berceo

13

What is traditional method sparkling wine called in Spain and where is it produced?

Cava
-San Sadurni d'Anoia

14

Consejos Reguladores were established for what 3 major regions in the 1930s?

-Rioja
-Jerez
-Malaga

15

True or False:
Spain remained the only major Fascist country in Europe after World War II.

True
-Fascism took hold in Spain under Francisco Franco in the late 1930's until he died in 1975.