Vive La Vino!

Calling all wine connoisseurs and aficionados! Time to uncork the palate and give our vino quiz a swirl. See how well you know your grapes, vineyards, wine history, and general wine-related trivia.

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All the following wine grapes are red, except which one?
Merlot
Zinfandel
Pinot Noir
Pinot Gris
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Orson Wells famously declaimed "We will sell no wine before its time." For which winery?
Domaine Chandon
Beaulieu Vineyards
Paul Masson
Beringer Vineyards
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Which country produces almost all the cork used in American wines (and produces about 1/2 of the world's cork)?
France
Spain
Portugal
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The world's most grown grape, used for cheap white wines, and representing about 30% of all grapes grown in the world, is what?
Tempranillo
Airén
Riesling
Aligoté
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The flavor of a wine is usually called the 'palate' and is broken into 3-5 different categories (acidity, oak, tannin, etc.), some of which depends on what part of the tongue is 'tasting' the wine. (Research has disproved most of this theory, but wine lovers still like to believe it.) Fruit/sweetness (dry or sweet, ripe or green, floral or earthy), is felt by which part of the tongue, according to popular belief?
The sides of the tongue.
The tip of the tongue.
The central part of the tongue.
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All the following wine grapes are white, except which one?
Gamay
Viognier
Columbard
Rousanne
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Which of the following two wines is ordered more often in restaurants across the U.S.?
Chardonnay
Cabernet Sauvignon
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True or False? When it comes to French wine, the Burgundy region is home to Pinot Noir.
True
False
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On average, the French consume 60 L per capita of wine, per year. How much do Americans consume?
Just about 8 L per year.
About 30 L per year.
Close to 15 L per year.
Just about 45 L per year.
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The expression "wine legs" refers to what?
The delicate stems coming off the grape vine.
The streaks of wine running down the inside of a glass moments after swirling.
How long a bottle will last before turning.
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What is the science, production and study of grapes used for making wine called?
Viticulture
Arboriculture
Floriculture
Olericulture