Weekly Wine Quiz: If It Souts You

Vinted on April 27, 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. Since I’m on the road this week for DLW 2012 in Colorado, I ask only for your patience on receiving the answer

Continuing our current theme of quizzing you about winemaking…

If It Souts You

Soutirage refers to what winemaking process?

  • A. Racking
  • B. Pumpovers
  • C. Fining
  • D. Filtration

Cheers – and good luck!





  • masi3v

    I'll go with Racking, A.

  • Jim Nordaker

    That would be an A.

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, folks!

    • Eloy Mctech

      Thanks too, was wondering the same thing too

  • Joel Ohmart


  • 1WineDude

    Here 'tis!

    Wine Quiz Answer: A. Racking

    Racking is the process of taking clear wine and removing it off of its sediment when aging, usually from barrel to barrel. It's a labor-intensive process, and results in more barrels that then have to be cleaned (requiring yet even more labor!), but one that provides some aeration during the move (which is thought to benefit the potential complexity of some fine wines).


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