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?

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Syrah are all examples of red wines from the Noble variety of grape.<a href="http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wine/wine-basics-ga.htm">Wine Basics</a>

What is the name for a wine made primarily or exclusively from one variety of grapes?

Varietal is the name for a wine made primarily or exclusively from one variety of grapes.<a href="http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wine/wine-basics-ga.htm">Wine Basics</a>

California law requires that a varietal wine contain at least what percentage of the grape named on the label?

California law requires that a varietal wine contain at least 75 percent of the grape named on the label.<a href="http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wine/wine-basics-ga.htm">Wine Basics</a>

Which wine term describes the way the vines are tended and how much fruit they are allowed to produce?

Viticulture is the wine term that describes the way the vines are tended and how much fruit they are allowed to produce.<a href="http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wine/wine-basics-ga.htm">Wine Basics</a>

What is the world's most popular varietal?

Chardonnay is the world's most popular varietal.<a href="http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wine/wine-basics-ga.htm">Wine Basics</a>

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?

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.<a href="http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wine/wine-basics-ga.htm">Wine Basics</a>

Which type of white wine is considered by most connoisseurs to be one of the world's greatest but is underappreciated in America?

Riesling is a white wine considered by most connoisseurs to be on of the world's greatest wines but is underappreciated in America.<a href="http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wine/wine-basics-ga.htm">Wine Basics</a>

What is the name Australians gave to their greatest wine?

Shiraz is the name Australians gave to their greatest wine.<a href="http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wine/wine-basics-ga.htm">Wine Basics</a>

Which wine varietal has an unknown ancestry and is produced almost exclusively in California?

Zinfandel has an unknown ancestry and is produced almost exclusively in California.<a href="http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wine/wine-basics-ga.htm">Wine Basics</a>

What is the name for a wine that does not carry a single varietal designation?

Blend is the name for a wine that does not carry a single varietal designation.<a href="http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/food-facts/wine/wine-basics-ga.htm">Wine Basics</a>

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