1. What is champagne?
    A sparkling wine
  2. Where is champagne made?
    Champagne region of northeast France
  3. What are the three grapes in champagne?
    • Pinot Noir
    • Chardonnay
    • Pinot Meunier
  4. What is sherry
    A Spanish fortified wine with brandy added
  5. What is Port
    A fortified wine with brandy from Portugal
  6. What is Vermouth
    a fortified wine with flavoring
  7. Aged
    Storing wine and spirits in oak barrels for a period of time
  8. 90% of wine in the US is produced in
  9. Body of a wine
    How a wine lays on your tongue and how it feels in your mouth
  10. Varietal wine
    Wine named for the specified grape on the wine bottle label
  11. Name some common varietal wines
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Chardonnay
    • Merlot
    • Riesling
    • Pinot Noir
    • Zinfandel
    • Sauvignon Blanc
  12. Name 3 australian wines
    • Semillon (white)
    • Shiraz
    • Syrah
  13. What region is Chianti from
    Tuscany, Italy
  14. What region is Orvieto from
    Umbria, Italy
  15. What region is Pinot Grigio
    Trentino, Italy
  16. Name some French wines
    • Alsace (white)
    • Beaujolais (red)
    • Bordeaux
    • Burgundy
  17. Describe fermentation
    • Crushing the grapes releases sugar
    • The yeast eats the sugar and turns it into alcohol and carbon dioxide
  18.  What does fortified wine mean?
    Means that extra alcohol to a wine
  19. Describe port wine
    Sweet and often served after a meal
  20. What does tannic mean
    • An astrigent taste
    • Harsh biting
  21. Merlot or Cab Which is more tannic?
  22. The main component of Chianti
  23. How can you tell how dry or sweet a wine is on the bottle
    • The percentage of alcohol on the label
    • The higher the percentage the drier the wine
  24. What are some medium tannic level wines
    • Sangiovese
    • Zinfandel
  25. What are some high tannin level wines
    • Shiraz
    • Cab Sauvignon
  26. What are some low tannic level wines
    • Beaujolais
    • Tempranillo
    • Pinot Noir
    • Merlot
  27. Pair bitter foods with
    The tannic levels in the food
  28. The more alcohol the more
    full bodied the wine
  29. One way to estimate a wine's tannin level is
    by its color
  30. What temperature should sparkling and sweet white wine
    40 to 50 F
  31. What temperature should rich full bodied wine be served
    50 to 55 F
  32. What two reasons do you decant a wine
    • Aeration: The oxygen begins to age the wine
    • Seperating the sediment
  33. Aging
    Maturing process of a wine to improve its taste
  34. Bite
    A result of good levels of acidity
  35. corked
    wines that have the smell of wet cardboard
  36. earthy
    flavors derived from the soil where the grapes have been grown
  37. Hard
    An abundance of tannin or acidity
  38. Indentation at the base of a wine
  39. Vintage
    Harvest year of grapes
  40. Describe the Beaujolais wine
    • Very light, fruity and easy to drink
    • Aroma of pear and banana
  41. Largest region of wine growing in the world
    Bordeaux, France
  42. What 3 wines make up the red bordeaux
    • Cab
    • Cab Franc
    • Merlot
  43. What are good pairing with White Zinfandel wine
    • Cream based sauce with pasta
    • Pork
    • fish
    • Lighter meals
  44. What are the flavors of red zinfandel
    peppery with a hint of fruity flavor
  45. Brut
    Indicates a dry wine
  46. Fat
    a wine with lots of fruity flavor
  47. The space between the wine and the cork in the bottle
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