Weekly Wine Quiz: A Cepage By Any Other Name…

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Our next round of quizzes will focus on cepages, or wine grape varieties, and the various aliases by which they are known throughout the world. For our first cepage synonym, we will look at a grape that is well known for its wine, but also well known for being well known by many other names.

A Cepage By Any Other Name…

Can you identify the most common name for the grape also known as Tinto Madrid and Tinto Fino?

Answer forthcoming in the comments later.

Cheers – and good luck!





  • Joel Ohmart

    Survey says… Tempranillo!!

    Tempranillo also has about a billion other synonyms. We grow the stuff so I have to know these things (with foot planted securely in mouth if I am incorrect).

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Joel – I will say this, I had a joke on the WSET exams which was that if you had no idea what the variety was based on name, guess Tempranillo and statistically you'd have a good shot at being right ! :)

      • Joel Ohmart

        I honestly don’t know how anyone keeps any Varietal from the Iberian Peninsula straight! There are so many names for most of the major varietals over there.

        • 1WineDude

          :). Well, I think within sub regions it's easy. Across all of them? Not so much!

  • Barbara

    The answer is B-Cabernet!! Glad to discover the 1 Wine Dude Site!

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Barbara! Glad to have you here!

  • 1WineDude

    And so, here 'tis!

    Wine Quiz Answer: D. Tempranillo

    Tempranillo, best-known as the main grape in Spanish Rioja red wines, has at *least* fifteen synonyms – many of them being used within the Iberian peninsula only. It also goes by Tinto Madrid, Tinto Fino, Tinto Roriz (used in many Portuguese wines), Cencibel, Tinto de la Rioja, Ull de Llebre and Tinto de Toro (among others, of course!).


  • Hampers from Brendan

    I think it is tempranillo – very fashion forward at the moment!

    • 1WineDude

      Hampers – correct, but late ;-).

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