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Wine Quiz #125: More Numbers In Wine

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!

Our last quiz was about numbers in wine. You were given a series of numbers and asked to figure out what do they mean. I gave you a few hints in the accompanying text, from which I was hoping that you would be able to figure out that all these numbers are related to appellations. Here is the answer – as numbers, unfortunately, are just numbers, and it all depends on your source, I’m also including links for my sources of information:

  1. 250 – Number of AVAs in the USA – https://www.ttb.gov/wine/established-avas. Interestingly enough, this number is already incorrect – one more new AVA was approved, so the new count stands at 251.
  2. 1908 – The year second oldest appellation in the world, Dão in Portugal, was established – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A3o_DOC
  3. 360 – Number of AOCs in France – https://winefolly.com/deep-dive/looking-for-good-wine-start-with-the-appellation/
  4. 1 – the size of the smallest grand cru appellation in France – https://www.winemag.com/gallery/10-small-appellations/#gallery-carousel-2
  5. 1963 – The year DOC system was established in Italy – https://www.wine-searcher.com/wine-label-italy

Sadly, nobody even attempted to solve this quiz, so once again I’m keeping all the lofty prizes to myself.

This week’s quiz will be about … numbers again! I’m asking you to sort some data based on the underlying numbers. You will need to figure out what connects this data, and then sorting will be reasonably easy. Here we go:

Q1: Sort the following in the ascending order:

Arbois, Augusta, Douro, Rioja, Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Q2: Sort the following in the ascending order:

Balthazar, Goliath, Jeroboam, Magnum, Marie Jeanne, Melchizedek, Methuselah, Nebuchadnezzar, Rehoboam, Salmanazar, Solomon, Sovereign

Q3: From January to June 2020, Italy exported the highest amount of wine among all major wine-producing countries, at 577M liters (769M bottles). Sort this list of wine exports per country for the same period of time in descending order:

Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, USA

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

  1. October 3, 2020 at 10:56 am

    A1: Augusta, Douro, Rioja, Vernaccia, Arbois.

    A2; Magnum, Marie Jeanne, Jerobaum, Rehobaum, Methuselah, Salmanazar, Balthazar, Nebuchadnezzar, Solomon, Sovereign, Goliath, Melchizedek.

    A3: Italy, Spain, France, Chile, Australia, USA, Germany, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa.

    • October 6, 2020 at 10:24 am

      Very nice work, thanks for playing! I forgot to ask to explain the logic of your answer for the first question – why do you think the list should be sorted like that?

  2. October 3, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Need wine to get the calculator working… Tough Quiz Master Anatoli

    • October 6, 2020 at 10:25 am

      Come on, there is nothing to calculate 🙂 You can do it, my friend 🙂

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