Quiz: Wine varietal or pre-modern weapon?

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Does it have a sharp blade or just a wicked tannin taste? Can you sort the wine varietals from the pre-modern weapons?

Gandasa

In the Middle Eastern area, these were like very long axes.

Cinsault

This dark grape is frequently blended with Syrah or Grenache; growers in Morocco appreciate its tolerance to heat.

Cestus

These glove-like weapons were often paired with metal spikes or blades to make them more dangerous.

Mencia

These Spanish grapes will make for mild red wines best consumed young.

Voulge

Imagine a wicked-looking butcher's tool at the end of a wooden pole.

Tekko

Think ancient brass knuckles.

Furmint

These Hungarian grapes can go into scrumptious white dessert wines.

Verdelet

This white hybrid is outlawed in France and grown almost entirely in the U.S.

Reze

This white Swiss grape is used to make a traditional treat called glacier wine.

Colichemarde

These were lightweight swords that gained a following in the late 1600s.

Abouriou

There may be fewer than 1,000 acres of these rare spicy red grapes.

Zweigelt

Developed in 1922 in Austria, this grape was originally called rotburger.

Menaulion

These heavy, thick spears may have been very handy against cavalry back in the 900s.

Aruval

The long, curved blade could be used as a tool or as a weapon of war.

Picpoul

This acidic French grape is typically blended with others; it can appear pink, white or red, but is typically white.

Semillon

These grapes have a golden skin and are most common in Australia and France.

Assyrtiko

Hailing from the island of Santorini, the grape makes for very dry white wines.

Shotel

These are like scimitars and can be more than 3 feet long.

Macana

These were sort of like swords and carried by natives in South and Central America.

Bouvier

These white grapes were first grown around the turn of the 20th century and aren't often used in contemporary wines.

Nebbiolo

Mostly grown in the Piedmont area of Italy, it has harsh tannins that may take years to soften.

Falcata

Soldiers in the armies of Carthage used these swords to kill Romans.

Bonarda

These grapes produce a highly acidic wine; they are popular in Napa Valley, among other places.

Angon

These throwing spears were in some cases nearly 10 feet long.

Robola

If you like white wines with a hint of lemon, robola is an excellent choice.

Tabarzin

These were heavy-duty battle axes.

Godello

These are white grapes mostly grown in northwestern Spain; there are many synonyms for this one.

Rotgipfler

Not many vineyards have this grape, but the ones that do are mostly in Austria.

Jutte

These Japanese weapons could help soldiers disarm or beat back men armed with blades.

Arbalest

Some sources say these crossbows could hit targets at a distance of more than 300 feet.

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