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 about wine & meat cuisine pairing?
And you think you know the ideal wine to serve with roast lamb?
Take this short wine quiz and find out. A new wine quiz each week.

This Weeks Quiz: How well do you know Wine & Meat Cuisine?

 

 
Roast Chicken with seasoned stuffing and a herb crusted skin, served with seasonal vegetables and a rich olive oil dressing or a herb-butter glaze - which of the following wines will stand up and complement these flavours?

A classic dry style Pinot Grigio.

A barrel fermented Chardonnay.

A classic Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Glazed Ham sliced and served with slightly seasoned green vegetables or a mixed salad with an aioli or light olive oil dressing - which of the following wines would not pair well or complement these flavours?

A Chardonnay that has been aged in oak barrels.

A Cabernet Sauvignon with young, firm tannins.

A Rosé wine that is made in a dry style.

A Beaujolais served slightly chilled.
Cured ham like Prosciutto or Iberico, Serrano ham sliced nice and thin and served with crusty bread - which of the following wines will complement and bring out the best flavours?

A classic dry Rosado.

A classic Rioja Crianza.

A classic medium bodied Chianti Classico.

All of the Above.
A slow cooked Rabbit Stew served with broad beans or seasonal slow roasted vegetables and a mild red wine and herb jus or sauce - which of the following wines would not complement these flavours?

A classic dry style Rioja Crianza.

A classic dry style Petit Chablis.

A classic dry style Bourgogne Rouge.

A classic dry style Côtes du Rhône.
Slow roasted Duck Breast served with its crispy skin and earthy seasonal vegetables and with a red wine jus or plum sauce - which of the following grape varietals would normally not step-up and complement these flavours?

Melon de Bourgogne

Montepulciano

Mourvèdre

Malbec
Roast Pork served with a good thick layer of fat and crackling, served with new season vegetables and a mash puree and a wine jus or sauce - which of the following wines can ‘over-power’ these flavours?

A classic Cru Beaujolais.

A classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

A classic Premier Cru Bourgogne.

A classic Second Growth Saint-Estèphe.
You are about the enjoy bbq’d Chicken Kebabs served with a thick peanut sauce and served on a bed of rice or with a mixed salad - which of the following white wines is the ‘better’ pairing suggestion with these flavours?

A dry Riesling.

A dry Albariño.

A dry Chardonnay.

A dry Sauvignon Blanc.
A simple Pasta & Meatball dish - fresh al dente pasta & pork, served with a lightly seasoned tomato sauce and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano - which the following wines is a good pairing suggestion?

Bardolino DOC

Valpolicella DOC

Chianti Classico DOC

All of the Above.
You are about to enjoy some quality bbq’d Seasoned Sausages served with some mashed potatoes and grilled onions and a mild gravy sauce - which of the following wines is not an ideal pairing suggestion?

Syrah

Soave

Sagrantino

Sangiovese
You are about to enjoy a quality Beef Ham Burger with grilled onions, bbq sauce, crunchy lettuce leaf, slice of sweet tomato on a lightly toasted brioche bun - which the following wines is a good pairing suggestion?

Argentinian Malbec.

Hawke’s Bay Syrah.

Classic G.S.M. blend.

All of the Above.
Slow cooked Lamb Shanks served with a thick, rich wine reduction sauce, truffle mash and roasted vegetables - which of the following wines it the ‘better’ pairing suggestion with these generous flavours?

Valpolicella

Rioja ‘Joven’

Barossa Shiraz

Beaujolais Nouveau.
You are about to enjoy a prime cut of Sirloin Steak well-seasoned and served with truffle fries, broccolini and a rich red wine reduction - which of the following wines is a 'classic' pairing suggestion to complement and bring out all the hidden flavours?

Merlot based wine.

Gamay based wine.

Cabernet based wine.

Pinot Noir based wine.
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