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Wednesday’s Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, Wine Events and Wine Reviews Gone Overboard

February 6, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Let start with the answer for the Wine Quiz #46, Where in the World. In the quiz, you were given the picture of the vines and information about some of the grapes growing in the area, and you had to identify what wine region it can be. The grapes where Riesling, Chardonnay, Cortese, Viognier for the whites, and Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah for the reds.

This was definitely a hard quiz, and the picture of the vines was not very suggestive. Considering that today winemakers in all regions experiment with all possible grapes,  it was quite difficult to put things together.

Three people got pretty close to the right answer – Barbie Jean H. Messa (by the way – check out her blog – she is onto a very interesting project),  The Drunken Cyclist and PSSquared took us to California, and both DC and PSSquared got very close to the exact region in question, but the right answer is Temecula Valley – thus we have runner ups, but don’t have a clear winner…

Actually, I have to thank The Winegetter for the idea for this quiz. He asked me where the background picture for my blog was taken at:

Temecula Valley Mount Palomar

This picture was taken at Mount Palomar winery in Temecula Valley – and the reason I didn’t use this exact picture was the fact that I actually already used it once in the Wine Quiz #7 – so I thought to play on the same region, but with a different picture.

Now, to the interesting happenings on the vines and in the glasses. First, it seems that wine events of all sorts are popping out everywhere at a mind-boggling pace. If you are a Riesling lover and you live in a close proximity to New York, there will be whole big event celebrating Riesling wines – Rieslingfeier will include a variety of different tastings taking place all over New York on February 15 and 16.

If you interested in attending the New York Wine Expo, taking place in New York on March 1-3, 1WineDude has a special ticket discount code for you.

How many times have you come across wine reviews where after you read, your only reaction can be expressed through the short but powerful abbreviation WTF? W. Blake Gray started tracking those reviews in the new feature in his blog called Bad tasting note of the week – take a look for yourself and see if you would want to drink that wine (based on the review, I’ll pass).

That’s all I have for you for today, folks. Happy Wine Wednesday and don’t forget to open something good. Cheers!


  1. February 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I think the quiz was hard because these grapes are grown in multiple regions in the world. I know that all of them are planted in Victoria, Australia for example.

    • talkavino
      February 6, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      I don’t believe you will find too many regions with the same set of grapes, however, I agree that Victoria Australia appears to have it. Well, never visited Victoria Australia, and never even saw those wines myself, but I was in Temecula a few times, so the answer stays : )

  2. February 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    The thing that really threw me off was the Cortese….

    • talkavino
      February 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      You still did pretty well : )

  3. PSsquared
    February 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Whoohooo! That’s as close as I’ll ever get to answering one of your quizzes correctly. 😉

    • talkavino
      February 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks for playing – you actually did very well : )

  4. February 6, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Can’t wait for the next quiz!!! 🙂

    • talkavino
      February 6, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      I think the next will be a bit strange… Will see

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