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Weekly Wine Quiz #118: What Is It?

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!

Well, that used to be the ongoing theme for a while in this blog – haven’t done quizzes since January, as I can’t come up with the good theme which will allow for the long run, like the Grape Trivia was. If you can recommend an interesting subject for the wine quizzes – I’m all ears.

Today’s quiz is based on something which I just recently learned. I was fascinated with that small discovery, and thus I would like to pass  the newly acquired knowledge onto you – of course with a little fun, hence the today’s quiz.

Below you see a picture of a bird. That bird has a pretty much a direct relationship with the wine world. Do you know what is the relationship between this bird and the wine?

BirdEnjoy the quiz and your weekend! Cheers!

  1. May 16, 2015 at 8:29 am

    The SIP organization (Sustainability in Practice) had a great program to help vineyard owners.

    http://www.sipcertified.org/owl-boxs-for-ccvt-members/

    • talkavino
      May 16, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Thanks for playing, Cliff! This is a good answer. There might be some other connections though. My answer is coming on Wednesday.

  2. May 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Owls eat mice and other rodents that are well known for living in vineyards and damaging vines and root systems. Many vineyard owners built owl boxes to encourage owls to take up residence. Cheers!

    • talkavino
      May 16, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Thanks for playing, Camille. An excellent version. My answer is coming on Wednesday.

  3. May 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I was wondering if ‘Tawny’ might be the key word here? Hopefully I’ve identified a fellow native Australian that you’ve pictured – a Tawny Frogmouth?! Linking this to Tawny Port… quite an unusual descriptive term for the colour that they are. Hmm, though might be way off the mark! Cheers, Margot

    • talkavino
      May 17, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Excellent work, Margot, thanks for playing! I will provide my answer on Wednesday.

  4. May 16, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    I came up with the same answer as Gather and Graze as the owl in the picture is a Tawny Frogmouth, Tawny Port. In my case a Vintage Para Port.

    • talkavino
      May 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Excellent work, thanks for playing! My answer is coming on Wednesday.

  5. May 16, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    The Northern Screech owl resides in AVAs on the Northern West Coast. They often let out a loud screeching noise at night that freaks the grapes out so much they give a little wine. How’d I do?

    • talkavino
      May 17, 2015 at 9:04 am

      You did splendidly, Loie. You are absolutely right – that screeching noise drove 6 generations of winemakers to the complete insanity, so the pour grapes also have to harvest, press, ferment, age and bottle itself…

  6. May 21, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Tawny Owl, Tawny Port?

    • talkavino
      May 21, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      An excellent guess, thanks for playing! You can find an answer in my subsequent Wednesday’s Meritage post.

  1. May 20, 2015 at 10:22 am

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