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Weekly Wine Quiz #98: Grape Trivia – Blends, Part 2

The Wine Quiz series is not meant to intimidate. The whole idea here is to have fun and learn something new. When answering the questions, it is fully encouraged to use all available sources of information, including Google or any other search engine. There are no embarrassing answers – the most embarrassing thing is not giving it a try…

Welcome to the weekend and your new wine quiz!

We are continuing our grape trivia series, with the focus now on Blends. All the questions below are focused on the grapes which work well in the blends – and occasionally on those which do not. White, Red, Rosé, Sparkling and not, dry, sweet and may be even fortified – all goes.

Let’s proceed!

Q1: This grape was created as a cross between Cinsaut and Pinot Noir. Can you name the grape?

Q2: Take a look at this list of the grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, ?, Arbane, Petit Meslier, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris. Two questions:

a. Name the missing grape

b. What wine is made most often by blending some of these grapes?

Q3: Which grape is missing?

– Tempranillo, Garnacha, ?, Graciano

Q4: This dry red wine from California is related to famous Caymus, and made out of the unknown, secret blend of grapes. Can you name this wine?

Q5 Carménère to Merlot is the same as Douce Noir to ?

Good luck, enjoy the quiz and your weekend! Cheers!

  1. Gene Castellino
    April 12, 2014 at 9:20 am


    Pinot meneuire



    Conundrum. P.s. I wouldn’t call it dry


    • talkavino
      April 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

      very good answers, thanks for playing! Yes, I’m with you on Conundrum – not dry to me either – but I guess an official classification should be still “dry”…

  2. April 12, 2014 at 9:34 am

    1. Pinotage
    2a. Pinot Meunier
    2b. Champagne
    3. Mazuelo (Carignan)
    4. Conundrum
    5. Malbec

    • talkavino
      April 12, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Thanks for playing, Jeff, excellent work!

  3. April 12, 2014 at 9:56 am

    1. pinotage 2.a. pinot meunier b. champagne 3. Viura or Manzuelo? 4. ? 5. Bonarda? I tried :o)

    • talkavino
      April 12, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Excellent work, Suzanne! Thanks for playing!

  4. April 12, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I knew 3. Better than some weeks!

    • talkavino
      April 12, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      so you should write down three answers! There is nothing to lose!

  5. April 12, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Q1: Pinotage
    Q2: a. Pinot Meunier b. Champagne
    Q3: Mazuelo (had to look it up)
    Q4: Conundrum
    Q5: Bonarda (since they were confused?)
    I love these, because they require one to mentally track back to the question’s context. Very tricky

    • talkavino
      April 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      Excellent work! Glad you like the quizzes – I’m not trying to make them hard, but instead, I’m trying to make them interesting 🙂

      • April 12, 2014 at 11:41 pm

        They’re fun and great ways to refresh knowledge. I’ve missed them too often…silly, busy life.

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