Weekly Wine Quiz: A Little Help From Their Friends

Vinted on July 6, 2012 binned in wine quiz

Welcome to the Weekly Wine Quiz!

Based on feedback from ever-so-vocal-and-intelligent peeps like you, I do not supply the quiz answer directly in the post – you will need to tune back in later in the comments section for the answer. Which once again might be delayed, since this week I’m on the road (yes, again) only this time I’m in Crete. But that change of location doesn’t change the theme of the current round of wine quiz questions, which are focused on the Rioja winemaking region

A Little Help From Their Friends

Rioja experienced a boost as a winemaking region when growers from what country came to Navarra in the 1870s (bonus bragging rights points can be scored by also explaining why they came)?

A.  England
B.  France
C.  Germany
D.  Hungary

Cheers – and good luck!





  • MyrddinGwin

    Bordeaux, France, thanks to phylloxera.

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, MG!

      • @WineMizer

        France, because of the louse. But I'm not the first to say so.

        • 1WineDude

          Thanks, miser!

        • 1WineDude

          And here is the officialWine Quiz Answer:B. FranceMildew and phylloxera outbreaks in France forced growers to seek their fortunes outside of the withering vines in France. One of the areas that they visited was Rioja, bringing with them different fine winemaking techniques (and spurring Spanish entrepreneurs in the area to visit Bordeaux to learn more about their production methods).Cheers!

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