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A quick Wine Quiz to start the year while while enjoying a glass of your favourite wine.

If you are having a glass of wine from vineyards near the river Gironde, where are you?

  1. Bordeaux
  2. Burgundy
  3. Cahors

In the Biodynamic calendar which is the best day to taste wine:

  1. Root
  2. Leaf
  3. Fruit

Bekka Valley is a wine growing region in which country?

  1. Israel
  2. Morocco
  3. Lebanon

Listan blanco is a white grape variety from where?

1. Sicily

2. Lanzarote

3. Malta

Which of these wines should you drink with blue cheese?

  1. Sauterne
  2. Chardonnay
  3. Tempranillo

Which footballer from Barcelona owns a winery in Manchuela?

  1. Pique
  2. Iniesta
  3. Busquets

Which wine is produced in Tuscany?

  1. Prosecco
  2. Valpolicella
  3. Chianti

Where is Colombia Valley a wine region?

  1. British Columbia
  2. Washington
  3. Oregon

What is ‘vino santo’?

  1. Wine drunk at communion
  2. A wine made from dried grapes
  3. A sparkling wine

Fermentation converts sugar into?

  1. Acid
  2. Alcohol
  3. Tannin

Which of the following regions will you not find Chenin Blanc?

  1. Loire Valley
  2. Alicante
  3. Stellenbosch

Which of these red grapes is used to make white wine?

1. Bobal

2. Pinot Noir

3. Cabernet Sauvignon

Which wine is made by Danish winemaker Peter Sisseck?

1. Dominio de Pingus, Ribera del Duero

2. Chateau Pingus, Bordeaux

3. Weingut Pingus, Mosel, Germany

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The DO Jumilla is in:

  1. Murcia
  2. Almaria
  3. Alicante

Waiheke Island is a wine region in ?

  1. California
  2. New Zealand
  3. Chile

Which wine is made in the hills near Rome?

  1. Valpolicella
  2. Moscato d’Asti
  3. Frascati

What is the most widely grown grape variety in Spain

  1. Tempranillo
  2. Bobal
  3. Garnacha

How many litres of wines does a Bordeaux barrel contain?

  1. 225L
  2. 125L
  3. 325L

Salta is a wine region in which country?

  1. Chile
  2. Uruguay
  3. Argentina


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I am a Northern Irishman based in Valencia. My career in wine began more than three decades ago, in London. I am the founder of TheWinePlace.es, an online store, where wine enthusiasts can enjoy a selection of international wines and Verde Marte, a company dedicated to exporting Spanish wines. Also, Thewineplace.courses, an "approved program provider" of the courses of the prestigious WSET. I share my passion for wines through my media work writing weekly columns for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo and 5 Barricas, an online wine magazine.

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