The Ultimate Wine Tour Quiz

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What is typically included in a wine tour?
taste wine
get a tour of wine production
both of the above
A typical wine tour includes tasting, a production tour and a vineyard tour. Typically a wine tour ends with wine tasting.

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How long does a wine tour last?
a few hours
a few days
either of the above
You can go on a short and simple wine tour that lasts an afternoon. You can also go on a wine tour vacation that can last days or even weeks.

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What mode of transportation can you use to tour vineyards?
car
kayak
either of the above
Some people choose to tour vineyards in limousines, cars, vans, on a bike, or even in kayaks.

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The leaves and grape skins are removed from the grape during wine processing. The leaves and grape skins are used for:
compost
Grape leaves and skins are extracted and used for compost to help grow new grapevines.
grape jelly
grape potpourri

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How much does a typical wine tour cost?
It's free.
Most wine tours are free of charge, but most wineries expect you to purchase some wine after the tour.
It's moderately expensive.
It's very expensive.

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How do you arrange a wine tour?
on your own
through a tour company
either of the above
If you arrange a wine tour on your own, the costs are very minimal. If you arrange a wine tour through a tour company, you may end up paying a sizable amount for your winery experience.

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How much wine will you be able to sample during a wine tour?
one type of wine
two to three types of wine
four to six types of wine
Most wineries will let you sample between four and six types of wine, free of charge. Some wineries may even let you sample wines directly from the barrels.

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What does the vineyard host explain during the wine tour?
the different types of grapes
the different stages of wine making
both of the above
While visiting the vineyards, your host will explain the different types of grapes that are grown. Back in the winery, your host will explain the wine making process.

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Before you head off for a wine tour:
plan where you'll be eating meals
Not all wine tours include a meal or even snacks. Make sure you known where or how you'll be eating for the day. Too much wine, too much heat and not enough food can lead to disastrous consequences.
buy appropriate clothing
purchase the wineries wine from your local store

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Where can you purchase wine at a vineyard?
directly from your host
at the bar
in the gift shop
Once your tour is over, you can take visit the gift shop and purchase bottles of wine.

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Where in California can you visit wineries?
Sonoma valley
Napa valley
both of the above
Both Sonoma and Napa valleys are famous for their vineyards. You can easily spend days touring these areas.

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Besides California, where else can you go on a wine tour?
Michigan and Oregon
Lake Erie and Niagara
both of the above
California is not the only place for wine tours. Check out vineyards in Michigan, Oregon, Lake Erie and Niagara.

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Some wine tours also include:
golfing
Many well-known vineyards also have excellent golf courses. Spend a relaxing day by golfing in the morning and taking a wine tour in the afternoon.
gardening
tennis playing

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What do you do at a wine boot camp?
You harvest grapes.
You participate in the fermentation process.
both of the above
If you think that traditional wine tours are too stuffy for your taste, try a wine boot camp. In a wine boot camp you'll get to harvest grapes and participate in the blending and fermentation processes.

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During what time of year should you schedule your wine tour?
during the growing season
Schedule your wine tour for during the growing season. In North America, this would be between April and October.
during the harvesting season
either of the above

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What is the first thing you should do when given a wine sample?
sniff the wine
hold up the wine glass to the light
Your host will start by giving you a wine sample and explaining the bouquet and taste of the wine. Next, lift the wine glass up to the light to notice its color.
swirl the wine glass

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A younger wine will _________ when titled to the rim of the wine glass.:
become translucent
maintain uniformity
After you hold the glass up to the light, slightly tilt the glass. A younger wine will maintain a uniform color, whereas an older wine will become more translucent.
look pinkish

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What does a prune smell signify when sniffing a wine?
an older wine
a fruity wine
a bad aging process
A prune or vinegar smell when sniffing wine may indicate a bad aging process. A prune smell suggests that the wine has oxidized.

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What type of smell indicates a quality wine?
flowers and oak
vanilla and coconut
both of the above
Smells of flowers, oak, vanilla, coconut, or even toasted bread suggest you are about to drink a quality wine.

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If you ask for a second sample of a particular wine, you will need to:
pay for the second sample
buy a bottle of that wine
Proper etiquette dictates that if you request a second sample of a specific wine, you are required to purchase a bottle of that wine before leaving.
both of the above

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