Weekly Wine Quiz: The Wild West Factor

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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 sectionfor the answer. I’m still on the road and just returning this week from Australia, so once again (again!) I ask only for your patience on receiving the answer (which could be delayed a few days, depending on my access to The Global Interwebs while Down Undah).

In a small homage of sort’s to last week’s focus on DLW and CO wine comes our Quiz question about a bit of CO wine history…

The Wild West Factor

The U.S. state of Colorado has a history of wine production and grape-growing dating back to the 1800s. Since 1990, the number of wineries in Colorado has increased by a factor of…?

  • A. 5
  • B. 10
  • C. 15
  • D. 20
  • E. 30

Cheers – and good luck!

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  • Paula


    Joe,
    I am very well aware of the answer to that!! I just wrote a guidebook to
    all the Colorado wineries – *Exploring Colorado Wineries – Guidebook &
    Journal.* I think most people will be surprised at the answer. The last
    time a guidebook was written was in 2002, when there were 38 wineries in
    operation. Today there are over 125 wineries and tasting rooms (95 current
    wineries – and a new one just happening near Durango!).
    Paula http://www.ExploringColoradoWineries.com

  • Paula


    Joe,
    I am very well aware of the answer to that!! I just wrote a guidebook to
    all the Colorado wineries – *Exploring Colorado Wineries – Guidebook &
    Journal.* I think most people will be surprised at the answer. The last
    time a guidebook was written was in 2002, when there were 38 wineries in
    operation. Today there are over 125 wineries and tasting rooms (95 current
    wineries – and a new one just happening near Durango!).
    Paula http://www.ExploringColoradoWineries.com

  • Paula


    Joe,
    I am very well aware of the answer to that!! I just wrote a guidebook to
    all the Colorado wineries – *Exploring Colorado Wineries – Guidebook &
    Journal.* I think most people will be surprised at the answer. The last
    time a guidebook was written was in 2002, when there were 38 wineries in
    operation. Today there are over 125 wineries and tasting rooms (95 current
    wineries – and a new one just happening near Durango!).
    Paula http://www.ExploringColoradoWineries.com

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, Paula!

  • Colorado Wine Press


    Since none of your readers can do math (or just don't care…) I'll jump in. The answer is 20. 5 (wineries in 1990) x 20 = 100 (approx. current #). What do I win? ;)

    • 1WineDude


      CWP – my affection? :)

  • Colorado Wine Press


    That's more than I could ask for! :)

    • 1WineDude


      Ha!

  • 1WineDude


    Ok, and the answer is…

    D. 20

    Colorado now has approximately 100 wineries, most of them established within the last 20 years, and primarily finding fine wine success with cooler-climate European grape varieties Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Cabernet Franc, among others.

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