Quiz: Only a Sommelier Would Know the Meaning of These Wine Terms. Do You?

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Are you a budding wine expert? Do you think you know everything about vino? If so, take this quiz to show just how much you know about wine!

 Jan 11, 2021

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What does the body of a wine signify?
The weight of it in your mouth
The smell
The richness of color

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From what wine making region do Burgundy wines hail?
France
Spain
California

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What does legs describe in terms of wine?
How wine sticks to the inside of a wineglass after drinking or swirling
Grape stems
A wine's bold flavor

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What does must mean in terms of winemaking?
Leftover pieces of grapes after they've been juiced
Crushed grapes about to go or going through fermentation
Sediment left in the barrel by fermenting wines

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What does pruning mean?
Removing grape leaves and skins from grapes before juicing
Grafting hybrids of grapes together for different wine varieties
Trimming back plants from the previous harvest

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What is a wine that is musty described as?
Corked
Rotten
Rancid

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What's another word for blush?
Malbec
Rosé
Brut

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What is the main characteristic of a pétillant wine?
It's cheap
It's red
It's sparkling

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What are you adding to wine in the chaptalization process?
Sugar
Flavor
Color

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What type of wine does Claret describe?
Shiraz
Chianti
Red Bordeaux

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What does terroir describe?
Factors that influence the ultimate character of a wine
A type of wine
Grapes grown in Napa, California

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What does vintage describe?
Grapes grown and harvested in a single specified year
The year a wine was bottled
An old wine that's never been opened

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What is viticulture?
The science and business of growing wine grapes
The culture of drinking alcohol
The science of fermenting wines

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What does it mean to rack wine?
Wine is placed into bottles
It's siphoned it from one container to the next
Wine is placed on store shelves

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What is a Reserve wine?
Higher quality wine
Wine reserved for highest paying buyer
Wine from a specific region in Italy

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What does a wine's silky characteristic describe?
Darkness
Smoothness
Fruity flavor

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What does a wine's bouquet describe?
A hint of flowers
A fruity aftertaste
How it smells overall

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What does brix measure?
The number of grapes used to make a wine
How many barrels of wine will be made after a harvest
The level of sugar in unfermented grapes
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