Weekly Wine Quiz: Being A Cretan

Vinted on October 5, 2012 binned in wine quiz

Welcome to the Weekly Wine Quiz, where things are about to get a little… obscure!

Standard disclaimer: based on feedback from ever-so-vocal-and-intelligent peeps like you, I supply the quiz question each week, but I do *not* supply the quiz answer immediately. YOU supply your best guess for the answer in the comments, and then tune back in later today in the comments section for the official answer. Got it? Good, let’s boogie!


Being A Cretan: Which of the following grapes are cultivated mostly on the Greek island of Crete?

Cheers, and good luck!





  • @mywineaddiction

    Good 1 Joe!: Weekly Wine Quiz: Being A Cretan @1winedude #wine http://t.co/Dzr11QVF

  • masi3v

    E. A. G. L. E. S.

    I mean D.

    • 1WineDude

      Masi – HA! Good one…

  • Dusty

    I find the weekly quiz more like a weekly lesson, I have no idea!

    • 1WineDude

      Dusty – don't fear the quiz! :)

  • 1WineDude

    Well, kudos to the brave two who chimed in (although only one of you actually answered… ;-). This was a really tough one this week…

    Here's the Official Wine Quiz Answer:

    D. Romeiko

    Romeiko is a red Cretan grape variety with relatively high alcohol content, and relatively low acidity. It's primarily used to produce traditional wines that are often similar to an Oloroso style Sherry.


    • masi3v

      Advantage BIRDS!

      • 1WineDude

        Masi – :-P. gonna be a long weekend…

        • masi3v

          Stillers 1-2. Birds 2-1. Wager?

          • 1WineDude

            I stopped betting on games a while ago, bro! :)

            • masi3v

              I was thinking something low risk: an under $10 BOW?

              • 1WineDude

                masi3v – ah, that's no fun. I say we do this: a wine dinner, winner picks the BYO joint and loser buys the dessert. That way, it's still low risk, but we get to share some vino, good food, good times, and someone still has to pony up when they lose :).

  • masi3v

    BYO in the Pitts or Phila? Can organize few peeps to meet us in either locale…..

    • 1WineDude

      Philly, for sure – won’t have time after the game Sunday in Pittsburgh.

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