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1

What is Champagne’s biggest viticultural challenge?
a) nematodes
b) frost
c) downy mildew

b) frost

2

Which sub-region in Champagne has Kimmeridgian clay soils?
a) Montagne de Reims
b) Côte de Bar
c) Côte des Blancs

b) Côte de Bar

3

What is liqueur de tirage?
a) wine and cane sugar solution added before bottling
b) wine, sugar, yeast nutrients and a clarifying agent for second fermentation.
c) wine and yeast nutrients added after riddling

b) wine, sugar, yeast nutrients and a clarifying agent for second fermentation

4

Pinot Meunier dominates in which Champagne area?
a) Côtes de Sézanne
b) Vallée de la Marne
c) Montagne de Reims

b) Vallée de la Marne

5

What is the min. time spent on lees for a vintage Champagne?
a) 15 months
b) 24 months
c) 36 months

c) 36 months

6

What is the maximum total of litres that can be extracted from 160 kilograms of grapes for Champagne?
a) 65
b) 82
c) 102

c) 102

7

Which is not considered to be one of the 3 premium regions for grape growing in Champagne?
a) Côte des Blancs
b) Côte des Bar
c) Montagne de Reims

b) Côte des Bar

8

What % of grapes can be used for vintage Champagne?
a) 80
b) 100
c) 60

a) 80

9

Which best describes a young Blanc de Blancs?
a) medium weight with a rich and buttery character
b) light bodied with citrus and green apple fruit
c) rich with some structure and subtle red fruit

b) light bodied with citrus and green apple fruit

10

In which country is the transfer method commonly used?
a) Italy
b) Australia
c) Germany

b) Australia

11

Which method is used in the production of Prosecco?
a) Transfer Method
b) Traditional Method
c) Tank Method

c) Tank Method

12

How long must a Crémant spend on lees?
a) 9 months
b) 12 months
c) 15 months

a) 9 months (soon 12)

13

In what region of Italy is Lambrusco produced?
a) Piemonte
b) Emilia-Romagna
c) Veneto

b) Emilia-Romagna

14

What grape is used for Prosecco?
a) Macabeo
b) Glera
c) Muscat

b) Glera

15

Which grape is not allowed in the production of a Crémant?
a) Chardonnay
b) Chenin Blanc
c) Gewurztraminer

c) Gewurztraminer

16

What is another name for the Charmat method?
a) Transfer method
b) Asti method
c) Tank method

c) Tank method

17

What area of California is known for sparkling wine?
a) Central Valley
b) Anderson Valley
c) Santa Barbara

b) Anderson Valley

18

Which country uses the term Cap Classique for its traditional method sparkling wines?
a) New Zealand
b) Australia
c) South Africa

c) South Africa

19

Champagne Pruning Techniques?
Chardonnay?
Pinot Noir?

Taille Chablis.
Cordon de Royat

20

Champagne?
What is the name of the shallow vertical press?

Coquard Press.

21

Champagne
Total Press quantity of grapes in KG's?
Total amount of L kept?
Names of pressings and amounts?

160 kg grapes.
102 L juice.
First 82L used, called (Cuvee)
Last 20L not used, called (Taille)

22

Champagne.
Second Fermentation.
Name of additive?

LT
Liqueur de Tirage

23

Champagne
What is a Remueur?

Someone who Riddles the Champagne bottles.

24

Champagne
Liqueur de Tirage is added when?

At Second Fermentation.

25

Champagne
"Liqueur d'expedition" is added when?

After Disgorement

26

Champagne
"Liqueur d'expedition"
What is it made of?

Wine.
Cane Sugar Solution

27

Champagne
What determines the level of sweetness?

"Liqueur d'expedition"
Amount of Cane Sugar

28

Champagne
What is Dosage?

Sugar in "Liqueur d'expedition"

29

Champagne
What percentage do Growers Producers account for?

25%

30

What is another name for "Tank Method" production of Sparkling Wine?
2

Cuve Close.
Charmat