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 your wine history?
Or - You think you know the different wines regions around the world?
Take this short wine quiz and find out. A new wine quiz each week.

This Weeks Wine Quiz: How well do you know Wines of the World?


ASIA:  Due to monsoons and the lack of a dormant period in the growing season for wine grape vines. In which of following wine producing countries do grape growers need to prune in the summer for flowering in the autumn?




FINLAND:  An experimental vineyard located on the Island of Olkiluoto, near ‘Olkiluodon ydinvoimalaitos’ - arguably the northernmost vineyard in the world, is warmed by heated water coming from which of the following…?

An active volcano on the island.

A geothermal source on the island.

A field of solar panels on the island.

A nuclear power plant on the island.
AUSTRIA:  What is Gemischter Satz?

An Austrian wine classification system.

A traditional wine blend of Austrian grape varietals.

The Austrian name, founder of biodynamic grape growing.

The local phrase used when an Austrian, sneezes in public.
PORTUGAL:  The Portuguese term ‘Garrafeira’ found on a red wine label indicates which of the following…?

The wine has been aged 30 months, including at least 12 months in bottle.

The wine must have a residual sugar level of between 15 to 30 grams per litre.

The wine must be made from at least 85% indigenous Portuguese grape varietals.

The wine was made in a small winery, called a ‘garage’ - rather than is a large winery.
GREECE:  The indigenous Aegean (Greek) grape varietal known as ‘Agiorgitiko’ - takes its name from which Saint?

Saint Francis

Saint George

Saint Martin

Saint Vincent
FRANCE:  The fortified sweet wines of the Roussillon appellations Maury and Banyuls differ from most of the world's dessert wines - as they are…?

Early drinking wines

Single vintage wines.

Made from red grapes.

Made from white grapes.
HUNGARY:  A well-known red wine in Hungary, from the Eger region, translates into English as ‘Bull's Blood’. But which of the following is the actual spelling of this wine in Hungarian?

Egri Bikavér

Egri Bikavvér

Egri Bikkaavér

Egri Bikkavér
ITALY:  One of the main red grape varietals grown on the island of Sardinia is called ‘Cannonau’. But this grape varietal it is better known around the world as?

Cabernet Sauvignon


Pinot Noir

SPAIN:  The name of the small wine glasses used to serve and enjoy Sherry in Spanish translates as ‘little cup’ - but what is the name of the Sherry glass in Spanish?




FRANCE:  Which of the following Bordeaux Premiers Crus is the ‘only’ estate to make a dry Sauvignon Blanc / Sémillon blend - and is recognised as a high quality white wine?

Château Haut-Brion

Château Lafite Rothschild

Château Latour

Château Margaux
AUSTRALIA:  The Murray River creates a natural border between which two well-known Australian wine regions?

Barossa Valley & Clare Valley

Coonawarra & Padthaway

Margaret River & Pemberton

New South Wales & Victoria
NEW ZEALAND:  By the end of the 1980's - after first mistakenly planting a few Gamay vines in the late 1970’s - and then having to replant in the mid 1980's. Which of the following wine regions in New Zealand is recognised as the oldest region producing internationally renowned Pinot Noir?

Central Otago



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