****This group is currently suspended, until the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.****
Contact Christine Snape 07896 877690
I am so sorry that we have been manoeuvred into this situation and I, for one, will miss all the fun and camaraderie at our meetings. Hopefully it will not be for long. Just to keep you busy whilst we are all self-isolating! I will prepare one quiz every month. If you are a group member, please email the answers to me. Others, have a go, and the answers will be posted here later. Take care, Christine.
Wine Appreciation Group- QUIZ (2) - for MAY
((Well Done to Jenny (Grimes) who excelled in Quiz(1). Answers to quiz 1 are further below.))
1. Which wines are the Languedoc and Province area of France famous for?
2. Where is the great hill of Hermitage and why is it so special?
3. What is Beaujolais made from? What is the Beaujolais run?
4. Sauvignon Blanc originates in the Loire area of France. Who doesn’t like a nice bottle of Vouvray! Which other countries now make Sauvignon Blanc?
5. What is Primitivo?
6. Who is David Hohnen and what did he do in 1985? An interesting story
7. What is the correct way of storing wines? Why?
8. Which “ology” is the science of wine and wine making?
9. In 1985 a bottle of 1797 Chateau Lafite was sold at auction for how much?
10. What does “Pigeage” mean?
11. At wine auctions (we must have a group visit soon) next to each lot you may see the term ullage, mid shoulder, high shoulder etc. What do these terms mean?
12. Which five countries are the top wine producers?
13. Which five countries are the top wine Consumers?
14. What is terroir?
15. What are the different levels of the wine called Rioja which comes from La Rioja in Northern Spain?
16. Which grapes are used for the following:-
French White Burgundy?
French Red Burgundy?
Red wine from the Loire?
17. What is Cryoextraction?
18. Which singer owns ( or did own) Vida Nova vineyard in Portugal?
19. Which Italian wine is made from partly baked grapes?
20. What is residual sugar per litre in Brut Champagne? / Sec Champagne
21. Where is the Paarl wine region?
Wine Appreciation Group-MARCH-APRIL QUIZ (1) - WITH ANSWERS!
1. Which three grapes are used in the making of Champagne?
A: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay
2. What is a Punt?
A: The indentation in the bottom of the bottom, which vary in size.
3. What is Must?
A: Must is the name for the crushed grapes which usually contains seeds,
skins and sometimes stalks!
4. Which grape is used to make Barolo wine?
A: The Nebbiolo grape is used to make Barolo but only one small, designated prestigious area
in Piedmont in northern Italy are allowed to call their wine Barolo.
5. The Hunter Valley is a wine area in which country?
A: The Hunter Valley in in Australia.
6. Mavrodaphne is a popular noble grape used to make wine in which country?
A: Mavrodaphne is a lovely sweetish red wine from Greece.
7. Where is Claret from?
A: Claret is another name for Bordeaux Red in France.
8. Which is the most popular white grape used in South Africa?
A: Chenin Blanc is the most popular white from South Africa
9. Tempranillo is the main varietal in which wine?
A: Tempranillo is a Spanish grape but in one designated area in northern Spain Tempranillo is used to make Rioja of different levels-Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva.
10. Which country produces the world’s largest supply of cork?
A: Portugal is the largest producer of cork but now there is a move to synthetic corks and screw caps the Portuguese are having to diversify and use the cork to make shoes, handbags, wall art, etc
11. What is Oloroso?
A: Oloroso is a dark, nutty sherry made in Jerez in Spain.
12. A Nebuchadnezzar equals how many bottles?
A: A very large bottle holding 20 standard bottles. Usually takes two men to lift it!
13. What is chaptalization?
A: Chaptalization is the process of adding sugar to the unfermented grape must in order to increase the alcohol content after fermentation.
14. Which is the most important grape in Mendoza, Argentina?
A: Malbec is the noble grape in the Mendoza area. It performs well to make some luscious red wines.
15. French Red Bordeaux will contain which grapes?
A: French Red Bordeaux is a blend of grapes. The cepage depends on the wine maker but can contain Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and occasionally Carmeniere.
16. Zinfandel is the predominant red grape in which country?
A: If you have drunk a Californian Zinfandel you will know the answer to this – say no more!
17. What gives Retsina its distinctive flavour?
A: Retsina, a very dry white wine from Greece, gets its distinctive flavour from pine resin. Originally a preservative but now added to provide flavour.
18. Calvados is usually made with which fruit?
A: Calvados is a Brandy made from fermenting apples in the Normandy region of France.
19. Which area of Italy does Chianti come from?
A: The Tuscany area of Italy around Florence, Pisa etc grow Sangiovese grapes which are used to make amazing Chianti and Chianti Classico. Years ago it was served in a bottle with a straw outer and handles.
20. What is the most popular white wine from Marlborough in New Zealand?
A: Sauvignon Blanc is undoubtedly loved by the U3A wine appreciation group and the most popular white wine from Marlborough.
2020 Programme for the Wine Appreciation Group (In abeyance for now)
Wherever possible- first Thursday in every month 3pm until 5pm,
at the home of Christine Snape 1 Beechwood Avenue , Clitheroe. BB7 1EZ
Click this Picture to see the 2020 Programme.