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Weekly Wine Quiz #101: Grape Trivia – Blends, Part 5

wine quiz pictureThe 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, focusing on the blends, even if it is a blend of 1. White, Red, Rosé, Sparkling, Still, Fortified and Dessert – all goes. Oh yes, and we will blend in some regions and even wineries as well, just to make it more fun.

And now, to the quiz!

Q1: White wines of this region are considered to be some of the best white wines in the world, and they are made out of the blend of Marsanne and Roussanne grapes. Do you know what region is that?

Q2: These wines, made out of primarily Grenache and Cinsault, sometimes with the addition of Syrah and Mourvedre, can be only made as Rosé. Can you name these wines?

Q3: Can you continue this sequence? Explain your answer:

Amarone, Vin de Paille, Vin Santo, ?

Q4: This famous Spanish wine is always made out of the Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The primary wine typically has 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Monastrell, and the second label has the blend proportions reversed. Can you name both wines?

Q5: What is common between Château d’Yquem and Vega-Sicilia, outside of the fact that both make some of the world’s most famous wines?

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

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  1. Gene Castellino
    May 4, 2014 at 8:42 am

    1. northern rhone

    2. tavel

    3. passito.

    amarone(wine), vin de paille(term for “straw wine”), vin santo(wine), passito(term for straw wine)
    Vin de Paille is French for “straw wine”, a group of wines made from grapes dried on straw mats. Passito is an Italian term for wines made from grapes that have been dried prior to vilification.

    4.Bodegas El Nido is a collaborative wine brand created by Australian enologist Chris Ringland, Spanish wine importer Jorge Ordonez and the Gil Vera winemaking family (of Bodegas Juan Gil). The production is based in the Valle de la Aragon within the Murcia district of Spain’s Jumilla region. The two wines produced, El Nido and Clio, mirror each other in grape composition. Clio is composed of 70% Monastrelll and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, while El Nido is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Monastrell. The wines are fruit-forward, powerful and highly concentrated and have a devoted following among enthusiasts for New World styles of Spanish wine.

    5. they are both made with 80/20 % of their varietals. vega-sicila is 80% tempranillo and 20% cabernet sauvignon. chateau d’dyquem is 80% semillon and 20% sauvignon blanc.

    • talkavino
      May 4, 2014 at 9:18 am

      Thanks for playing, great answers, as usual! For the Q3, the question is to continue the line of wines, if possible? what do you think?

      • Gene Castellino
        May 4, 2014 at 9:39 am


  2. Jennifer Lewis
    May 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

    1. Hermitage
    2. Wines from Provance; Bandol
    3. Sauternes- all are produced by using raisined or partially raisined grapes.
    4. El Nido and Clio from Juan Gil Family
    5. Both have 250 acres of planted vines.

    • talkavino
      May 4, 2014 at 11:12 am

      Very nice work, thanks for playing! The answers are coming on Wednesday.

  3. May 6, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Can’t wait to see all the answers, I have been terribly busy acclimating myself to my new work environment and unfortunately have been sick, I can’t have any wine for another two weeks at least. :o(

    • talkavino
      May 6, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      So sorry to hear that 😦 Please feel better!

  1. May 7, 2014 at 6:47 am

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