Test Your Wine IQ With the Vinesse Vinous Trivia

analysis-blackboard-board-bubble-355952What 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…

  1. 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?
  2. There are gods of wine in both Roman and Greek mythology. Of Dionysus, Bacchus and Vinus, which is not a god of wine?
  3. When you see the letters NV or N.V. on a wine label, what does it mean?
  4. “Mouth-feel” is a common term among winemakers and wine judges. What can you determine by how a wine feels in your mouth?

          a) body

         b) color

        c) aroma

  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. Although wine contains sulfites in trace amounts, it serves an important purpose. What is that purpose?
  4. When pairing a blush wine with food, should you think of it more like a white wine or more like a red wine?
  5. Of viticulture, viniculture and vinology, what is the name for the study of winemaking?
  6. What color grapes are Zinfandel and White Zinfandel made from?

       a) red

      b) white

      c) both red and white

Check back on Thursday to see how you did!

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