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Weekly Wine Quiz #104: Grape Trivia – Blends, Part 8

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.

We talked about red wine blends last time, so how about white grapes for today? Hearing no objections, let’s proceed.

Q1: Some of the most expensive (on release, not at the auction) white wines in the world are made from one and the same grape. Can you name that grape?

Q2: I’m sure you know Spanish red wines, but how well do you know Spanish white wines, which are equally delicious and exciting? Try to pair the white grapes below with the regions you think they best represent:

a. Albariño 1. Rioja
b. Hondurrabi Zuri 2. Penedes
c. Verdejo 3. Rias Baixas
d. Viura 4. Txakoli de Bizkaia
e. Xarel-lo 5. Rueda

Q3: What is common between Seven Daughters White, Middle Sister Wicked White and Pancake Cellars Big Day White? Don’t dig too dip on this question, I’m only looking for a simple answer.

Q4: When it comes to the white wines, this country is best known for its Riesling, Chardonnay and Semillon wines. If we will replace Semillon with Sauvignon Blanc, we will move to another country with these grapes being the best known trio. From which country to which country we are traveling here?

Q5: As you [most likely] know, the soccer (which is known as football for all living outside of US) World Cup will open up in less that 2 weeks in Brazil. This famous producer made a special version of its very well known blended wine just for the sparkling festivities of the great game celebration. Can you name this famous producer?

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

  1. Gene Castellino
    May 31, 2014 at 11:25 am

    1. chardonnay
    2. a3, b4, c5, d1, e2
    3. they are all central coast, ca wines
    4. from australia to new zealand
    5. lidio carraro

    • talkavino
      May 31, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Excellent work! The answers are coming on Wednesday, as usual.

  2. Jennifer lewis
    May 31, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    1. Chardonnay
    2. A3, B4, C5, D1, E2
    3. All wines are sold at target and they suck.
    4. Australia; New Zealand
    5. Lidio Carraro

  3. June 2, 2014 at 6:33 am

    1) Semillon
    2) A/3, B/4, C/5, D/1, E/2
    3) They all have white at the end? HA
    They are all sparkling?
    4) South Africa > New Zealand
    5) Lidio Carraro

    Love this quiz, it’s like Jeopardy for wine nerds.
    p.s I had to google two of those Spanish wines, you learn new things every day!

    • talkavino
      June 2, 2014 at 6:38 am

      Thanks for playing! Glad you like the quizzes, and using Google is totally fine – my goal is to entertain and help people to learn something new about the wines, and Google is a great tool for learning.

  4. June 3, 2014 at 9:14 am

    1. Chardonnay
    2. A-3 B-4 C-5 D-1 E-2
    3. Two things I find they have in common: 1. I have never heard of any of them before. 2. They all appear to be cheap, white California blends.
    4. Australia –> New Zealand.
    5. Lidio Carraro. Haven’t tried this one yet..

    Great quiz, Anatoli! They always help me to learn new things about the beautiful wine world 🙂

    • talkavino
      June 3, 2014 at 9:44 am

      Thanks for playing, Julian! Great work as usual – my answers are coming on Wednesday.

  5. June 3, 2014 at 9:21 am

    1. Chardonnay from Le Montrachet
    2. 1-d; 2-e; 3-a; 4-b; 5-c
    3. They are all under $15 white wine blends that I am going to guess are available at Trader Joe’s.
    4. Australia to New Zealand
    5. Lidio Carraro

    • talkavino
      June 3, 2014 at 9:46 am

      Great work, Jeff, as expected! The answers are coming tomorrow.

  1. June 4, 2014 at 7:01 am

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