What better way to pass the time than with some Vinesse Vinous Trivia… and a good glass of wine?
So open a bottle, pour a glass, sharpen your pencil, and let’s see how much you know about our favorite adult beverage.
We’ll post 10 questions here today, and we’ll provide the answers on Thursday — giving you plenty of time to “research” should you care to go down that road.
Ready? Here we go…
- For a wine to be labeled with a varietal name (Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, et al), it must consist of a minimum percentage of that grape variety. What is that percentage?
- There are gods of wine in both Roman and Greek mythology. Of Dionysus, Bacchus and Vinus, which is not a god of wine?
- When you see the letters NV or N.V. on a wine label, what does it mean?
- “Mouth-feel” is a common term among winemakers and wine judges. What can you determine by how a wine feels in your mouth?
- When you see the word “Superiore” on a bottle of Italian wine, does it infer that the wine is made from grapes grown in a single vineyard, is a limited-edition bottling made with specially selected grapes from a single growing area, or has a higher level of alcohol?
- If you’re hosting a party with a buffet dinner — featuring lots of dishes and flavors — which variety of red wine should you definitely plan to have on hand?
- Although wine contains sulfites in trace amounts, it serves an important purpose. What is that purpose?
- When pairing a blush wine with food, should you think of it more like a white wine or more like a red wine?
- Of viticulture, viniculture and vinology, what is the name for the study of winemaking?
- What color grapes are Zinfandel and White Zinfandel made from?
c) both red and white
Check back on Thursday to see how you did!