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

Vinted on December 7, 2012 binned in giveaways, wine quiz

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!





  • passionatefoodie


    (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


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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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