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Wine Quiz


* Answers are at the bottom of this quiz.

1.  Which part of France does Pouilly Fuisse come from?

A. Cotes de Beaune
B. Chablis
C. Cote Chalonnaise
D. Maconnais


2.  Do all wines contain Sulfur Dioxide?

A. Yes, all wines contain Sulfur Dioxide
B. No, Organic wines don’t contain Sulfur Dioxide
C. Yes, even organic wines contain some trace of Sulfur Dioxide
D. No few wines contain Sulfur Dioxide.
E. 50% of wines contain Sulfure Dioxide


3.  What is the second most widely planted white grape in Germany?

A. Riesling
B. Silvaner
C. Dornfelder
D. Zweigelt
E. Muller-Thurgau


4.  In addition to Chardonnay, which are the most widely planted white grape varieties in California?

A. Chenin Blanc
B. Viognier
C. Sauvignon Blanc
D. Riesling
E. Pinot Grigio



5.  How many people does it take to do the equivalent of the work of one mechanical harvester?

A. 60
B. 25
C. 40
D. 36
E. 12


6.  Where does tannin come from in a wine?

  • A. barrels
  • B. skins
  • C. pits
  • D. stems
  • E. All of the above





1.  Wine Quiz Answer: D. Maconnais
Maconnais in Burgundy, not to be confused with Pouilly Fume which is in the Loire Valley. Maconnais is the Southernmost white wine-producing area in Burgundy and has a climate that is warmer than that of the Cote d’Or and Chablis. Macon wines are, in general, pleasant, light, uncomplicated, reliable and a great value. Pouilly Fuisse is one of the most popular of Maconnais wines and is the highest in terms of quality level.

2.  Wine Quiz Answer: C. Yes, even organic wines contain some trace of Sulfur Dioxide
Yes, all wines contain some trace of Sulfur Dioxide. This is because Sulfur Dioxide is a by-product of fermentation. Sulfur Dioxide is also used in many ways in winemaking. It kills bacteria in wine, preventing unwanted fermentation and acts as a preservative. It sometimes causes a burning and itching sensation in your nose.

3.  Wine Quiz Answer: D. Zweigelt
Muller-Thurgau is the second most widely planted white wine grape in Germany. Riesling is the most widely planted grape.

4.  Wine Quiz Answer: C. Sauvignon Blanc
In addition to Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc is the most widely planted grape variety in California. Sauvignon Blanc is also called Fume Blanc in California. Robert Mondavi created this phenomenon when he decided to rename Sauvignon Blanc Fume Blanc in order to sell more wine. This marketing technique was quite successful and continues to this day.

5.  Wine Quiz Answer: A. 60
One mechanical harvester can do the work of 60 people.

6.  Wine Quiz Answer: E. All of the above

Tannin is a natural preservative and is one of the man components that give wine its longevity. It comes from skins, pits and stems of the grapes. Another source of tannin is wood, such as the French oak barrels in which some wines are aged or fermented. Generally, red wines have a higher level of tannin than whites because red grapes are usually left to ferment with their skins.

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