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1) Your Answer was: Wrong
All of these, except Mouvedre, are the same grape.
2) Your Answer was: Wrong
A nearly mythical figure. Agoston Haraszthy certainly brought some of the earliest Vinefera vines to California. While he is often given more credit than he may deserve, you have to give him points for style, right up to the end. This self acclaimed "Count" met his demise in the jaws of a large reptile.
3) Your Answer was: Wrong
Folic acid is a vitamin. Gallic and Vanillic acids are both Benzoic acids, and are found in wine as the result of oak aging.
4) Your Answer was: Wrong
Wines made from grapes with too high a pH level may have a distinctive smell. This is not a good smell.
5) Your Answer was: Wrong
Beaune is in the Cote d'Or.
6) Your Answer was: Wrong
To figure the approximate alcohol level that will result from grapes picked at a certain sugar level (brix), divide the brix more or less in half (my apologies to the winemakers out there, but this rough estimate is all that I am after). Approximately 25 brix will produce a dry table wine.
7) Your Answer was: Wrong
Phylloxera devastated the vineyards of Europe in the 1870s.
8) Your Answer was: Wrong
The Mosel-Saar-Ruwer contains Bernkastel and other exceptional wine regions. Both the Nahe and the Rheinhessen make wonderful wines, but they are not as recognized for their quality as those from the Mosel, nor do they command as high a price. The Rheingau is often considered the finest region overall, but it was not one of the choices . Grosslage is the German word for a group of vineyards (wine region).
9) Your Answer was: Wrong
Unlike the other 3 1st Growth Chateaux, Petrus has no official classification.
10) Your Answer was: Wrong
Simple geography question here. Kick yourself if you missed it. From San Louis Obispo you would travel more or less North to reach Napa Valley.
11) Your Answer was: Wrong
The grape variety most commonly associated with fresh cut grass aromas, is Sauvignon Blanc. While many regions produce this grape variety, of these four, only the Touraine grows Sauv. Blanc. The light green color and the lack of oak specifically point to a Loire style.
12) Your Answer was: Wrong
While Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the quality grapes of Burgundy, all of these others are also used, to some extent, except for Pinot Meunier, which is found in Champagne.
13) Your Answer was: Wrong
The correct order for making red wine is: Crushing, Macerating, Pumping Over (during the maceration), Pressing. Red wine is not pressed until after the maceration period.
14) Your Answer was: Wrong
The wide spread use of the Muscat grape points to its ancient origins. Genetic research adds further evidence for this grape being the progenitor of all Vinefera varieties .
15) Your Answer was: Wrong
Phylloxera is not a disease, it is an insect.
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