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1

What is the traditional grape of Retsina

Savvatiano

2

What is Verdea

Oxidative white wine produced on the Ionian island of Zakynthos

3

What does the term "Cava" indicate on a bottle of Greek wine

For white and rosé: one year of aging including 6 months in oak

Reds: Three years total including one year in oak

4

Name the Regions of Greece

-Thrace
-Macedonia
-Epirus
-Thessalia
-Central Greece
-Peoponnese
-Ionian Islands
-Aegean Islands
-Crete

5

What is the greek name for Central Greece

Sterea Ellada

6

PDO regions of Macedonia

-Amynteo
-Goumenissa
-Naoussa
-Slopes of Meliton (Domaine Carras monopole)

7

What is the coolest region in greece and the only PDO to allow rosé wine production

Amynteo in Macedonia

Styles range from dry to medium sweet

8

What is the grape of Naoussa and Amynteo PDO

Xinomavro

Amynteo allows for Red, Rosé and Sparkling Rosé styles but Naoussa is only red.

Both allow for dry to medium sweet styles

(Macedonia)

9

What grape does Goumenissa PDO allow blended with Xinomavro to produce lighter reds

Negoska, allowed up to 20%

(Macedonia)

10

What style of wine is designated to Domaine Carras's Slopes of Meliton PDO

Whites: Assyrtiko, Athiti and Rhoditis

Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Limnio

(Macedonia)

11

PDO regions of Thessalia

-Rapsani
-Messenikola
-Anchialos

12

What style of wine is designated to Rapsani PDO

Dry red based on Xinomavro, Stavroto and Krasato

(Thessalia)

13

What style of wine is designated to Messenikola PDO

Dry red based on 70% Mavro Messenikola plus Carignan and Syrah

(Thessalia)

14

What style of wine is designated to Anchialos PDO

Dry white based on Rhoditis plus Savvatiano

(Thessalia)

15

PDO region of Epirus

Zitsa

16

What style of wine is designated to Zitsa PDO

Dry to medium sweet still and sparking white based on 100% Debina

17

Name the region of Greece that is the center of Retsina production

Attiki, located in Central Greece and surrounding Athens

18

PDO Regions of Peolponnese

-Nemea
-Mantinia
-Patras

*Sweet wine only PDO's**

-Monemvassia-Malvasia
-Mavrodaphne of Patras
-Muscat of Petras
-Muscat of Rio Patras

19

For what grape is St. George a synonym

Agiorgitiko

20

What style of wine is designated to Nemea PDO

Dry to sweet red based on 100% Agiorgitiko

(Peloponnese)

21

What style of wine is designated to Mantinia PDO

Dry still and sparkling white based on 85% moschofilero plus Asproudes

(Peloponnese)

22

What style of wine is designated to Patras PDO

Dry to medium sweet white based on 100% Roditis

(Peloponnese)

23

For what grape is Moschoudi a synonym

Muscat Blanc a Petit Grains

24

What style of wine is designated to Muscat of Patras and Muscat of Rio Patras

White naturally sweet or VDN style wine based on Muscat blanc a petit grains, known locally as Moschoudi

(Peloponnese)

25

What style of wine is designated to Mavrodaphne of Patras PDO

Red VDN style wine based on Mavrodaphne with a max 49% Mavri Korinthiaki

(Peloponnese)

26

What style of wine is designated to Monemvassia-Malvasia PDO

Sweet white produced from sun-dried grapes in VDN or Vin Liastos style. The wines are based on 51% Monemvassia plus Assyrtiko, Asproudes and Kydonitsa

(Peloponnese)

27

Name the 4 wine-producing Ionian Islands

-Cephalonia
-Kerkyra
-Lefkada
-Zakynthos

28

PDO Regions of the Ionian Island Cephalonia

-Robola of Cephalonia
-Mavrodaphne of Cephalonia
-Muscat of Cephalonia

These are all 100% Varietal bottlings of the grape that's in the respective names of the PDO.

Robola is dry and the other two are sweet. Muscat can be VDN

29

PDO Regions of the Aegean Islands

-Santorini
-Paros
-Rhodes
-Lemnos
-Muscat of Samos

*Rhodes and Lemnos also have PDO sweet wine appellations based on Muscat, Paros has one based on Monemvassia with Assyrtiko*

30

What is Nychteri

Dry white wine from Santorini seeing Min. 13.5% abv and min. 3 months in oak

31

What is Greek Vinsanto

Sweet white wine from Santorini with a min. must weight of 370 g/l after raisination and min 2 years in oak prior to release

32

What is the grape of Santorini

Assyrtiko at 75% min with Aidani and Athiri

(Aegean Island)

33

What style of wine is designated to Paros PDO

Dry White: 100% Monemvassia
Dry Red: 2/3 Mandilaria, 1/3 Monemvassia

(Aegean Island)

34

What style of wine is designated to Rhodes PDO

Dry to medium sweet white and red

White: 100% Athiri
Red: 100% Mandilaria

(Aegean Island)

35

What style of wine is designated to Lemnos PDO

Dry to medium sweet white based on Muscat of Alexandria

(Aegean Island)

36

What is Crete's most cultivated white grape

Vilana

37

What is Stefani

Vine training system seen in Santorini done in the shape of baskets or wreaths to keep the vines low to the ground to protect from winds and help collect minute moisture as morning due

38

PDO Regions of Crete

-Sitia/ Malvasia Sitia
-Candia/ Malvasia Candia
-Peza
-Dafnes
-Archanes

39

What style of wine is designated to Sitia PDO

Dry white and dry to sweet red

White: 70% Vilana plus Thrapsathiri

Red: 80% Liatiko plus Madilaria

-Malvasia Sitia is sweet white or VDN style

(Crete)

40

What style of wine is designated to Peza PDO

Dry white and red based on

White: 100% Vilana

Red: Kotsifali and Madilaria

(Crete)

41

What style of wine is designated to Dafnes PDO

Dry and sweet red based on 100% Liatiko

(Crete)

42

What style of wine is designated to Archanes PDO

Dry red based on Kotsifali and Mandilaria

(Crete)

43

What style of wine is designated to Candia PDO

Dry white and red based on

White: 85% Vilana plus Vidiano, Assyrtiko, Thrapsathiri and Aithiri

Red: 70% Kotsifali, 30% Madilaria co-vinified

-Malvasia Candia is sweet white or VDN

(Crete)

44

What is Samos Nectar

Naturally sweet wine coming from the island of Samos in Greece. The wines are based on Moschato Aspro (Muscat Blanc a Petit Grains) and is similar to vin de paille. The wine is made from dried grapes and aged 3 years before release

45

What is Tsipouro

Greek pommace spirit also known as Raki