Weekly Wine Quiz: Windows On The World Complete Wine Course Giveaway Edition!

Vinted on December 7, 2012 binned in giveaways, wine quiz
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Welcome to the Weekly Wine Quiz, you lushes oh vino-inspired peoples!

This week, we are combining the quiz with a giveaway, the giveaway item happening to also be the source of said quiz: the brand-spankin’-new edition of Kevin Zraly’s excellent (and long-running) Windows On The World Complete Wine Course (worth about $20; I received a review copy).

Here’s the skinny on how this will work:

  • You post a comment on this here post with your guess for the correct answer to the quiz question on or before 11:59PM PT TODAY.
  • Tomorrow (December 8th), I will post the official answer, and randomly select a winner from those who answered correctly in the comments. You need to have a mailing address in the continental U.S. (and have commented with the correct answer… duh…) to be eligible to win.

Ready? Let’s do this!

(According to Kevin Zraly’s Windows On The World Complete Wine Course), what was the most planted red grape (by acreage) in California in 1970?

Cheers – and good luck!


 

    Comments

  • passionatefoodie


    Zinfandel.

    (And Zraly''s book will make it to one of my year end lists for Favorite Introductory Wine Book)

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, Richard. Tough to bet against Kevin, he’s a wine bad-ass (& very nice guy… & damn tall, though to me mist people are ” tall” :-).

  • JIm


    And the answer is Zinfandel.

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, Jim. Good luck!

  • ESR13


    Going out on a limb here, but I'm going with Carignan(e).

    • 1WineDude


      ESR13 – bold choice! I’m a fan of that grape, though I seem to be in minority company on that lately. Cheers!

  • George Sliney


    Zinfandel. My favorite varietal!

    • 1WineDude


      George – I do believe that you mean variety. Or varietal wine :-). We’ll let you slide this time!

  • MearaOnTheWall


    Zinfandel, because of the popularity of White Zinfandel during that time.

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, Meara!

  • Gary


    Zinfandel

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, Gary!

  • Dusty


    Zinfandel, but don't pick me, I actually have it already!

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, Dusty. Well, if your answer is correct and if you win, I'm sure we could find something from the wine book sample pool for you…

  • Amy Larson Downing


    Zinfandel!

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, Amy!

  • Leonard Land


    I would guess Merlot

  • Todd - VT Wine Media


    I'm going to guess old-school with Alicante Bouchet.
    CA not my strong suit…as if I even had one.

  • Peter


    PINOT!

    • 1WineDude


      PETER! :) Thanks.

  • Les Hubbard


    Hey Joe, you weren’t old enough to be in California in 1970, but I was. So my answer would be Zinfandel. Amador County had an over abundance. So much so in fact that the Trinchero family had to invent a new wine, white Zinfandel. I suspect you secretly drink Sutter Home white Zin to accompany your gourmet dinners.

    Les Hubbard

    • 1WineDude


      Les – you're on to me…! ;-)

  • Drew Matich


    Haven't read that book, but I'm going to go with one of the higher yield central valley grapes…let's go French Colombard (if I took two guesses, the other would be Chenin Blanc).

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, Drew!

  • Drew Matich


    And Joe, I'm a Carignan fan too.

    • 1WineDude


      Drew – yeah, we need a support group I think… :)

  • Sabrina


    Zinfandel – I think….

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, Sabrina!

  • @bigboldreds


    Is the Young, Unpaid Shelby allowed to guess Zinfandel? :)

    • 1WineDude


      Shelby… ah, ok, we'll let it slide! :)

  • Dee


    Zin Zin Zinfandel =)~

    • 1WineDude


      :) Thanks, Dee!

  • Mary


    I'm going with Zinfandel, because I don't own Zraly's book and I really want it!

    • 1WineDude


      Mary – :) thanks. Good luck!

  • masi3v


    I am going with Carignane (and that took me a while)….

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, masi. Brave choice!

  • April


    I have to be different and go for Cabernet Sauvignon.

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, April.

  • WINERAM Colin


    I'll go with being a bit different as well and toss out MERLOT!

    • 1WineDude


      Thanks, Colin.

  • 1WineDude


    Thanks, everybody! The official answer is… Zinfandel!

    The randomly selected winner is… Amy Larson Downing!

    Thanks for playing along this week!

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