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Wine Quizzes with Answers

Quiz I

  1. What does it mean when a wine is said to be 'hot'?
  2. What name is given to a wine steward who specializes in all aspects of wine?
  3. In which locality (i.e. state or province) is the wine region called Napa Valley?
  4. What is the principal acid in grapes that promotes aging and flavour?

  5. Hawke's Bay is the oldest wine region in which country?
  6. Red or white? Which colour wine should be served in wider glassware to support oxidation?
  7. What name is given to the headspace or unfilled space in a bottle or barrel of wine?
  8. In professional wine tasting what name is given to the smells commonly associated with a young wine?
  9. Germany's wine reputation is based on wines made from which grape variety?
  10. What do the British normally call red Bordeaux wines?
  11. What does the French term 'chambre' mean?
  12. Retsina is a white resinated wine from which country?


  1. High in alcohol
  2. Sommelier
  3. California
  4. Tartaric acid
  5. New Zealand
  6. Red (and white should be served in less rounded and taller glasses)
  7. Ullage
  8. Aroma (and bouquet is associated with the smell of more mature wines)
  9. Riesling grape
  10. Claret
  11. Room temperature
  12. Greece

Wine Quiz II

  1. As of 2019 Waitrose is to stock a range of wines created by which former sporting legend?
  2. Which French city, the main city in France’s Champagne region, is headquarters of the Krug Champagne House?
  3. What name is given to the interaction between wine and air after a bottle has been opened?
  4. What name is given to the production, study and science of grapes?
  5. What does 'trocken' mean on a German wine label?
  6. Name the very popular variety of wine grape, starting with the letter 'm', that is used to create red wine?
  7. What word, Italian for 'sparkling', generally means any sparkling wine from Italy?
  8. How many litres does a magnum wine bottle hold?
  9. Tokay wine comes from which country?
  10. What variety of grape, used to make red wine, shares its name with the sixth most populated city in Iran?
  11. Which local wine did English trader John Woodhouse discover in 1773 after landing at a port in Sicily - he is credited with then making this wine popular?
  12. What name is given to the group of chemical compounds in wine that can affect the colour, texture and aging ability of the wine?
  13. What is the Italian word for wine?
  14. Which French region is the northernmost wine district of Burgundy?
  15. Which famous fortified wine comes from the Douro Valley on the Iberian peninsular?


  1. Ian Botham (Botham Wines)
  2. Reims
  3. Breathing
  4. Viticulture (Note: Oenology is the study of wine and wine making and is not the correct answer here)
  5. Dry
  6. Merlot
  7. Spumante
  8. 1.5
  9. Hungary
  10. Shiraz
  11. Marsala
  12. Tannins
  13. Vino
  14. Chablis
  15. Port
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'Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.' - Thomas Aquinas
'Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.' - Benjamin Franklin
'I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.' - W. C. Fields
'Wine is bottled poetry.' - Robert Louis Stevenson

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