Quiz! Wine Trivia that Even Ted Allen Would Appreciate

Not just for the oenophiles at the table, you too can learn quirky, shareable facts about reds, whites, and booze.

from The Amazing Quiz Challenge (Reader's Digest)
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    True or False: red wine is made from red grapes, and white wine is made from white grapes

    True or False: red wine is made from red grapes, and white wine is made from white grapes

    False; red wine gets its color because the grape skins are left to ferment with the juice. To make white wine, the skins are removed before fermentation.

    Q: How many standard wine bottles equals one Nebuchadnezzar?

    Q: How many standard wine bottles equals one Nebuchadnezzar?

    A: 20 (yes, 20!) standard (750 mL) bottles! Other fun names for large format wine bottles include Rehoboam (6 bottles), Methusaleh (8 bottles), and magnum (2 bottles).

    Q: What was Dom Perignon's occupation when he invented Champagne?

    Q: What was Dom Perignon's occupation when he invented Champagne?

    A: He was a monk.

    Q: Which South American wine countries are known for their good-value red wine?

    Q: Which South American wine countries are known for their good-value red wine?

    A: Chile and Argentina!

    Q: What kind of French wine is traditionally made from the pinot noir grape?

    Q: What kind of French wine is traditionally made from the pinot noir grape?

    A: Burgundy.

    Q: "Slainte" is a typical toast in which country?

    Q: "Slainte" is a typical toast in which country?

    A: Ireland; the word means "health."

    True or false: fortified wines have been distilled to have a greater alcohol content

    True or false: fortified wines have been distilled to have a greater alcohol content

    False; Fortified wines have had brandy or another spirit added to them.

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    • Food Science!

      The question about distilling wines is a trick question! Brandy is distilled wine (real brandy anyway, not that retail brandy).