The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn and share their new experiences with good food and friends. So the following ‘Wine Quiz’ is a little bit of fun and learning for all - and for those a little more competitive a personal test of your wine knowledge.
So you think you know the name of a barrel maker?
Or - You think you know the different techniques to make a Rosé wine?
Take this short wine quiz and find out. A new wine quiz each week.

This Weeks Wine Quiz: How well do you know Wine Terms?


Which of the following is the ‘technical term’ used to describe the process of winemaking…?




A person who makes (crafts by hand) oak wine barrels is known as a...?




Which of the following is a measurement of a grape's sugar content, indicating its ripeness level at harvest time?


Glycaemic Index

Residual Sugar

Weight of Bunch
The winemaking term ‘skin contact’ refers to which of the following?

Stomping or the pressing of the grapes with bare feet.

Steeping grape skins in juice or fermenting wine to provide colour, flavour and aroma.

Putting different fruit skins into wine - to add flavours such as citrus, peach or blackberries etc.

The mouthfeel of the wine inside your mouth when you are tasting the wine.
What is the term for the layer of grape skins and stems that forms on the top of fermenting wine?

The Cap

The Ceiling

The Crown

The Crust
Which of the following is the French term, meaning ‘to bleed’ - referring to the technique when lightly coloured red grape juice is drawn off from a tank to make a Rosé wine?



Sans Rouge

Which of the following is the term used to describe the dead yeast cells and other sediment that a wine may be aged on inside a stainless tank or oak barrel?




Sur lie
What is the name of the process by which wine is transferred from one barrel into an empty-clean barrel, leaving the sediment behind?




Known as ‘Pigéage’ in French, what is the process of breaking up the cap (the layer of grape skins) on top of fermenting red wine?

Cutting up

Drilling down

Lifting up

Punching down
Which of the following is the correct order in the vinification - winemaking process?

Crush, barrel aging, fermentation, filtering.

Crush, fermentation, barrel aging, filtering.

Crush, fermentation, filtering, barrel aging.

Crush, filtering, barrel aging, fermentation.
Called ‘Rémontage’ in French, what is the process of transferring red wine from the bottom of the tank and pouring it on to the cap?



Pumping Over

When yeast stops converting grape sugars to alcohol before the fermentation process been fully completed, this is called what...?

Broken Fermentation

Burnt-Out Fermentation

Saturated Fermentation

Stuck Fermentation
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