Wine Basics Quiz

Wine Basics Quiz
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When it comes to critiquing wine, it is important to understand the basics. How knowledgeable are you about wine basics? Take this quiz and find out!
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Syrah are all examples of red wines from which variety of grape?
Vintage variety
Noble variety
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Syrah are all examples of red wines from the Noble variety of grape.Wine Basics
Red soil variety

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What is the name for a wine made primarily or exclusively from one variety of grapes?
Singe-grape
Primary
Varietal
Varietal is the name for a wine made primarily or exclusively from one variety of grapes.Wine Basics

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California law requires that a varietal wine contain at least what percentage of the grape named on the label?
50 percent
75 percent
California law requires that a varietal wine contain at least 75 percent of the grape named on the label.Wine Basics
100 percent

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Which wine term describes the way the vines are tended and how much fruit they are allowed to produce?
Uviculture
Vinoculture
Viticulture
Viticulture is the wine term that describes the way the vines are tended and how much fruit they are allowed to produce.Wine Basics

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What is the world's most popular varietal?
Chardonnay
Chardonnay is the world's most popular varietal.Wine Basics
Merlot
Zinfandel

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Which type of wine is a dry wine similar to Chardonnay but not as complex, with aromas and flavors of white melon and citrus, usually made with little or no oak?
Riesling
Pinot Blanc
Pinot Blanc is a dry wine similar to Chardonnay but not as complex, with aromas and flavors of white melon and citrus, usually made with little or no oak.Wine Basics
Pinot Gris

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Which type of white wine is considered by most connoisseurs to be one of the world's greatest but is underappreciated in America?
Riesling
Riesling is a white wine considered by most connoisseurs to be on of the world's greatest wines but is underappreciated in America.Wine Basics
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc

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What is the name Australians gave to their greatest wine?
Syrah
Zinfandel
Shiraz
Shiraz is the name Australians gave to their greatest wine.Wine Basics

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Which wine varietal has an unknown ancestry and is produced almost exclusively in California?
Petite Sirah
Zinfandel
Zinfandel has an unknown ancestry and is produced almost exclusively in California.Wine Basics
Shiraz

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What is the name for a wine that does not carry a single varietal designation?
Combo
Mix
Blend
Blend is the name for a wine that does not carry a single varietal designation.Wine Basics

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