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1

What do you recommend for an apertif?

  • Fernet Branca from Milan, Italy
  • bitter, aromatic spirit, myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom

2

What are the types of quality classifications from Austria?

  • Steinfelder (11.5% max alc)
    • lightest
    • fresh and fruity
  • Federspiel (11.5-12.5% alc)
    • lots of character
    • low alcohol
  • Smargd (12.5 min. alc)
    • rich body
    • emerald lizard (name origin)

3

Grape Varietals of Austria

  • White
  • Red

  • White: Gruner Veltliner, Riesling
  • Red: Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch

4

Pinot Noir in Austria is called...

Blauburgunder

5

QmP levels in Austria

  • Kabinett
  • Spatlese
  • Auslese
  • Beerenauslese
  • Ausbruch
  • Trockenbeerenauslese
  • DAC dry wines

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Zotzenburg

  • AOC Grand Cru in Alsace, France
  • Known for Sylvaner

7

Noble Varieties of Alsace

  • Riesling
  • Gewurtz
  • Muscat
  • Pinot Gris

8

What are the Dolomites?

Italian Alps in NE Italy - Trentino Alto Adige

9

What is special about Amarone?

It's made from 100% dried graes

10

What is the Appassimento Process?

  • Grapes dried and harvested for several weeks
  • Used to produce passito, recioto, and Amarone wines

11

What are Recioto wines?

Sweet wines made from passito grapes in Veneto

12

What's the primary grapes in Valpolicella?

  • Veneto
  • Corvina and Rondinella

13

What is the grape from Soave?

  • Garganega (gahr-geh-NEG-gah)
  • Some Trebbiano

14

Chiavennasca

The local name for Nebbiolo in Lombardy's Valtellina region

15

What are the 1855 Classification 1st Growths?

  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (Pauillac)
  • Chateau Latour (Pauillac)
  • Mouton (Pauillac)
  • Chateau Margeaux (Margaux)
  • Haut-Brion (Pessac Leognan)

16

What is the most famous wine from Pomerol?

  • Petrus
  • 99% Merlot
  • $1,000 a bottle

17

What makes up Kimmeridgian soil?

Chalk and Limestone

18

Why is the soil so diverse in Washington?

Missoula floods

19

What type of vines make the best quality wine?

Vitis Vinifera

20

What types of wine are produced in Gisbourne?

  • NZ
  • N. Island
  • Chardonnay

21

What is the percentage of wine that must be from the varietial stated on the bottle?

75%

Except in OR (90%)

22

How much of a US wine has to be from the year stated on the bottle?

  • 95% from year stated on bottle
  • 85% if the appellation is state or county

23

How much of a US wine must be from the stated AVA on the bottle?

85%

24

How much of a US wine must be from the stated vineyard on the bottle?

95%

25

If a wine is estate bottled, what are the requirements?

  • Winery and vineyards must be located in the same AVA
  • Winery must own or control the vineyards where the grapes are grown

26

What are the main grape varietals in Sonoma County?

Chardonnay

Zinfandel

27

What AVAs are shared between Washington and Oregon?

  • Columbia River
  • Walla Walla Valley
  • Columbia Gorge

28

What are the primary grape varieties in Washington?

Riesling
Cab Sauv

29

What was the famous pilgrim advocating for Vitis Vinifera in NY?

Dr. Konstantin Frank

30

Where was the first AVA in the US?

Augusta, Missouri

31

What grape is used in Tokaj?

Furmint

32

What is the VQA?

Vintners Quality Alliance for Canada and British Columbia. It's similar to the French AOC system

33

What is the primary grape of Switzerland?

Chasselas

34

What influences the climate of Oregon and Washington?

The Cascade Mountains

35

What is Shot-Wente?

The best clone of Chardonnay in the USA

36

What are the grape varieties of CAVA?

PMX (sport)

  • Paralada
  • Macabeo
  • Xarel-lo

37

What are the grapes in Madeira and put the sweetness levels in order

SOME VERY BAD Men

  • Serial
  • Verdejo
  • Boal
  • Malmsey (Malvasia)

38

What is the primary grape varietal of Cornas?

100% Syrah

Northern Rhone

39

What is the primary grape varietal of Chateau-Grillet?

  • Northern Rhone
  • White wines from Viognier
  • Single Small estate

40

What are the primary grape varietals of Hermitage?

  • N. Rhone
  • Syrah blended with:
    • Roussanne
    • Marsanne

41

Where is Mezcal produced?

Mexico

Smoky version of Tequila

42

What is the primary grape variety of Apulia?

Negro Amaro

43

What is the primary grape variety of Sicily?

Nero d'Avolo

44

Primary white grape variety of Sardinia?

Vermentino

45

Marsala

  • Grape Varieties
  • Location

Marsala, Sicily

  • Grillo
  • Inzolia
  • Catarratto

46

Grauburgunder

Pinot Gris in Germany

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  • Einzellage
  • Grosslage
  • Bereich
  • Anbaugebiet

Germany

  • Einzellage: single vineyard
  • Grosslage: collection of vineyards
  • Bereich: district of villages & vineyards
  • Anbaugebiet: a major growing region