Take our wine quiz to see if you’re on your way to becoming a wine connoisseur!

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The world of wine can be intimidating. With so much information, regions and varietals to choose from, it can be challenging to know where to begin. A beginner wine connoisseur might know key differences between a red and white, but it’s also important to understand the nuances between all wine types and varietals. See how much you know with Regale’s first wine quiz.


Can you answer these 10 questions about wine and the growing process correctly?

  1. True or False? Grape vines are deciduous, meaning they lose their leaves during winter months.
    • A – True
    • B – False
  2. When at a restaurant and a small amount of wine is poured to taste, the purpose is to:
    • A – Confirm if you like the wine
    • B – Make sure the wine is not spoiled
    • C – Give the person who ordered the first taste
  3. Why should you drink dry wines before sweet wines?
    • A – To prevent dry wine from seeming overly dry
    • B – To create a “dessert” effect at the end of tasting
    • C – To have a full-bodied taste
  4. How long does it take newly planted grapes to bear fruit worthy of winemaking?
    • A – The following harvest season
    • B – About 3 – 5 years
    • C – About 15 years
  5. What is the difference between red wine and white wine?
    • A – Red wine is harvested later and therefore darker in color.
    • B – Red wine is made from a different kind of grape.
    • C – When red wine is produced, the skins of the grapes are left inthe wine during fermentation.
  6. Which of these wines is usually a little sweet?
    • A – Sauvignon Blanc
    • B – Chardonnay
    • C – Riesling
  7. Which of these red wines is commonly described as a little spicy or peppery?
    • A – Syrah/Shiraz
    • B – Cabernet Sauvignon
    • C – Pinot Noir
  8. What gives champagne its effervescence (bubbles)?
    • A – Champagne is aged in a steel barrel.
    • B – Bubbles are added during bottling for taste.
    • C – Champagne goes through a second fermentation process (usually with yeast and sugar).
  9. What word describes the apparent weight of a wine in your mouth (light, medium or full)?
    • A – Body
    • B – Tannin
    • C – Aroma
  10. What is the ideal temperature to serve red wine?
    • A – 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit
    • B – 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit
    • C – It varies depending on the body of the wine.

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How did you do?

  1. True – grape vines lose their leaves in the winter. (10 points)
  2. B – Taste is poured before serving to make sure the wine is not spoiled. (10 points)
  3. A – Drink dry wine before sweet wine so wine doesn’t seem overly dry. (10 points)
  4. B – 3 to 5 years for newly planted grapes to be worthy of winemaking. (10 points)
  5. C – When red wine is produced, the skins of the grapes are left in wine during the fermentation process. (10 points)
  6. C – Riesling is usually a little sweet. (10 points)
  7. A – Syrah/Shiraz is commonly described as spicy or peppery. (10 points)
  8. C – Champagne is effervescent due to its second fermentation. (10 points)
  9. A – Body describes the apparent weight of a wine in your mouth. (10 points)
  10. C – The ideal temperature to serve red wine varies depending on the body of the wine. (10 points)
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