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Wednesday Meritage – Wine Quiz Answer, Some Useful Twitter Rules and more

Meritage time!

Let’s start with the answer to the wine quiz #65, Grape Trivia – Sauvignon Blanc. In the quiz you were supposed to answer 5 questions relevant to the Sauvignon Blanc, one of the most popular grapes in the world.

2010 Ornellaia Poggio Alle GazzeHere are the questions, now with the answers.

Q1: Name the characteristic smell of (usually French) Sauvignon Blanc wine (hint – it is not the fresh cut grass)

A1: Cat pee, of course! If you don’t own a cat, find a friend who does… Well, you can figure the rest. Or just take my word for it. This is what classic Sancerre smells like…

Q2: Name [probably] the most famous wine in the world which contains Sauvignon Blanc as part of the blend.

A2: Chateau d’Yquem. In this question, I was not looking for the region, I was looking for one specific wine which stands head and shoulders above the rest. And yes, Chateau d’Yquem, the most famous Sauternes in the world, uses 20% of Sauvignon Blanc grapes as part of the blend.

Q3: Which one doesn’t belong and why?

a. Graves, b. Pouilly Fuisse, c. Pouilly Fumé, d. Sancerre, e. Touraine

A3: Pouilly Fuisse is an appellation in Burgundy, which grows Chardonnay – the rest of the appellations grow Sauvignon Blanc.

Q4: One person played a crucial role in making Sauvignon Blanc one of the major California white wines. Can you name that person?

A4: Robert Mondavi with his Fume Blanc wine almost single-handedly put Sauvignon Blanc on the California wine map.

Q5: Below is the list of great Sauvignon Blanc wines and equally great producers. Do you know which producer made which wine?

1. Alteni di Brassica a. Mara
2. Poggio alle Gazze b. Peter Michael
3. White Grass c. Campo di Sasso
4. L Apres Midi d. Ornellaia
5. Mount Nelson e. Gaja

A5: The correct answer is 1e, 2d, 3a, 4b, 5c.

I’m glad to report that we do have a winner this time! Jeff, a.k.a. The Drunker Cyclist, got all 5 questions correctly! He gets unlimited bragging rights as a prize. Barbie gets an honorable mention for really pushing her point through (and she was right in what she was saying, however, it was still not the right answer – read the comment chain in the original post). Actually, I would like to acknowledge all the people who made an effort to answer the quiz – VinoInLove, WineAndHistoryVisited and EatWithNamie – please keep trying, there will be more quizzes to answer!

Now, to the interesting stuff around the vine and the web.

Quite honestly, I don’t have a lot to share. I guess it is the heat wave on East Coast. Or just me being pathologically lazy. Or something else. No matter. So the only interesting post I want to bring to your attention is the one by W. Blake Gray, where he explains the 6 rules he applies to Twitter. It actually makes perfect sense, but I can’t say, unfortunately, that I follow the same 6 rules. Well, read it for yourself and then decide – again, I think those rules make a lot of sense.

And yes, it is too hot, so I don’t have much else to share with you. Hope the heat wave will pass soon – 102F is way (way way way) past my liking.

Stay cool, drink something refreshing and cheers!

  1. PSsquared
    July 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I think the weather is actually worse where you are than where I am. That’s not good. Stay cool!

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