Weekly Wine Quiz: Old School Cab?

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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.

This week, we’re continuing a series of quizzes about Australia, since I was recently there on a two week jaunt and was more-or-less bombarded with Ozzie trivia (and hospitality) – keep checking back here at 1WD for mini-reviews and (sometimes very) long-form articles on that trip. Today’s quiz will be an easier one for those of you who’ve been paying attention to recent posts (wink-wink, nudge-nudge, say no MORE!)…

Old School Cab?

True or False: Australia is home to what may be the oldest continuously producing Cabernet Sauvignon plantings on the planet.

  • A. True
  • B. False
  • C. Just kidding, there is no C (you doofus!).

Cheers – and good luck!





  • Shelley


    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Shelly!

  • masi3v


    • 1WineDude

      masi3v – ha!

  • talkavino

    Considering that you are asking this question after the trip to Australia, the first inclination is to say A, True. And then I ( of course) confirmed that with Google (sorry, guilty as charged) – Penfolds, Block 42…

    Great question! Cheers!

    • 1WineDude

      talkvino – cheating…?!??? ;-)

      • talkavino

        well, borderline :)

        • 1WineDude


  • 1WineDude

    Alright, cheaters! :) Here's your answer:

    A. True

    According to Penfolds, their Barossa Valley ten-acre "Block 42" plot of Cabernet Sauvignon vines comprise what are believed to be the oldest plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon continuously produced in the world. The vines were established in the mid-1800s at what is called their Kalimna Vineyard, when Grover Cleveland served his first term as U.S. President (and only thirty years after the famous – or infamous, depending on your point of view – 1855 Bordeaux Classification).

    Now, if you were paying attention earlier this week and watched my short interview with Penfolds winemaker Stephanie Dutton ( viewable at http://www.1winedude.com/1winedude-tv-episode-47-… ), you'd have known this answer directly from the source in Barossa and wouldn't have to Google it (not that there's anything wrong with using Google to expand one's wine knowledge! :).

  • wine sales


    • 1WineDude

      You’re late! :)

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