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Weekly Wine Quiz: In Good Company

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Welcome to the Weekly Wine Quiz! This week, we use wine to dabble in the lifestyles of the historically rich and famous.

[ Standard disclaimer: I supply a quiz question each week, but *not* the quiz answer (at least not right away). You supply your best guess as to that answer in the comments, and then tune back in later in the comments section for the official answer. You are of course encouraged to have courage and not cheat via the magic of Google, but we don’t judge (okay, we do, we just don’t mention it to your face)!

In Good Company: Joseph Haydn, Bram Stoker, Louis XV and Voltaire all had at least one thing in common – they all loved what wine?

Cheers – and good luck!

Weekly Wine Quiz: Post Turkey Day Hangover Edition

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Welcome to the Weekly Wine Quiz, fresh off a Thanksgiving turkey-gorging binge. Roll yourself out of your easy chair and take a stab at this week’s wine mind-bender, so you can feel as though you accomplished something after your run-in with stuffing and pumpkin pie.

Standard disclaimer: I supply the quiz question, but *not* quiz answer right away. You supply your best guess as to that answer in the comments, and then tune back in later in the comments section for the official answer. You are of course encouraged to have courage and not cheat via the magic of Google, but we don’t judge!

The grape Tinta Cao represents what percentage of plantings in Portugal’s Port-producing regions?

  • A. 20%
  • B. 15%
  • C. 3%
  • D. 1%

Cheers, and good luck!

Weekly Wine Quiz: Island Of Bows… And Barrels?

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Welcome to the Weekly Wine Quiz! This week, I’m going easier on you (last week’s question was a tough one…). But not that much easier!

Standard disclaimer: I supply the quiz question, but *not* quiz answer right away. You supply your best guess as to that answer in the comments, and then tune back in later in the comments section for the official answer. You are of course encouraged to have courage and not cheat via the magic of Google.

Island Of Bows… And Barrels? 

True or False: Wine-making in Japan (sometimes called the Island of Bows given the shape of the islands that make up that nation, which incidentally is the name of a very cool album of new-age music combining Native American flute and traditional Japanese instruments… ok, whatever…) dates back only to the 20th Century?

  • A. True
  • B. False
  • C. I give up, pass the Sake

Cheers – and good luck!

Weekly Wine Quiz: Go Patriotic, Go Muscadine?

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Welcome to the Weekly Wine Quiz! This week, we’re inspired in part by the insanity of the U.S. election activities, and so the quiz is going all patriotic and American on you. I think the quiz may get answered long before the results are in for the Presidential election tallies in Florida. But then, I might become a grandfather before that happens…

Standard disclaimer: I supply the quiz question, but *not* quiz answer right away. You supply your best guess as to that answer in the comments, and then tune back in later in the comments section for the 100% official answer.

Go Patriotic… Go Muscadine?

True or False: during Roosevelt’s first administration, the federal government entertained the idea of providing subsidies to plant muscadine vines in the Southern U.S., as a means of stirring economic growth by producing a cash crop for farmers and providing low-cost wine for sale?

  • A. True
  • B. False

Cheers, and good luck!

p.s. – These quizzes run previously in the Local Wine Events newsletter, which is a fantastic way to keep tabs on wine events happening in your area. If you’ve net yet signed up for LWE, get on it!

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