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Weekly Wine Quiz: Octalactating

Vinted on August 24, 2012 binned in wine quiz

Welcome back to the Weekly Wine Quiz, my friends!

Based on feedback from ever-so-vocal-and-intelligent peeps like you, I supply the quiz question each week, but do *not* supply the quiz answer directly in the post. That’s because YOU are supposed to supply the answer in the comments, and then tune back in later today in the comments section for the official answer. This week, we’re wrapping the foray into the science of oak aging, with a not-so-easy question to put your wine smarties through the staves…

Octalactating?

Methyl octalactones imparted to wine by the wood from aging in oak barrels can be an important source of aroma development in wines meant for aging. What aroma characteristic do they give to a wine?

  • A. Leather
  • B. Vanilla
  • C. Toasted bread
  • D. Coconut

Cheers – and good luck!

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Weekly Wine Quiz: Hold Your Nose!

Vinted on August 17, 2012 binned in wine quiz

Welcome to the Weekly Wine Quiz, peoples.

Based on feedback from ever-so-vocal-and-intelligent peeps like you, I supply the quiz question each week, but do *not* supply the quiz answer directly in the post. That’s because YOU are supposed to supply the answer in the comments, and then tune back in later today in the comments section for the official answer. Because it’s more fun to keep you in suspense (and I’m a jerk like that). To make the suspense worse, I might be delayed in getting around to posting the answer since I’m on the road (again, again, again) this week – your patience is of course appreciated!

Today continues our recent theme on oak, with a decidedly stinky twist…

Hold Your Nose!

Wine barrels are often blamed as the culprit behind the animal and rubbery aromas associated with contamination of wine by yeast of the genus Brettanomyces. What is generally considered the perception threshold of “Brett” above which most people will be able to pick out those aromas?

  • A. 500 mg/l
  • B. 700 mg/l
  • C. 750 mg/l
  • D. 900 mg/l

Cheers – and good luck!

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Weekly Wine Quiz: Que Quercus?

Vinted on August 10, 2012 binned in wine quiz

Welcome to the Weekly Wine Quiz, peoples.

Based on feedback from ever-so-vocal-and-intelligent peeps like you, I supply the quiz question each week, but do *not* supply the quiz answer directly in the post. That’s because YOU are supposed to supply the answer in the comments, and then tune back in later today in the comments section for the official answer.

Que Quercus? Oak used in wine barrels generally belongs to the genus Quercus. What is the name of the "True White Oak" used for wine barrels made from American oak?

  • A. Quercus petraea
  • B. Quercus robur
  • C. Quercus alba

Cheers, and good luck!

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