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How well do you know Charles Heidsieck ?

The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn & share their new experiences with good food & 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 Charles Heidsieck Champagne?
● Or - You think you know their different styles of Champagne?

Take this short Charles Heidsieck Quiz & find out.

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When was the Champagne House of Charles Heidsieck founded in Reims - France?

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Aged 29 Charles Heidsieck was the first Champagne House to travel to America in 1852. Where he was given the nick-name ‘Champagne Charlie’ - which of the following events occurred?

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The House decided to create a special ‘Champagne Charlie’ cuvée in tribute to the audacity of its founder. 5 unique vintages exist: 1979, 1981 1982, 1983 and which of the following was the last to be labeled?

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It was without a doubt his audacity that pushed Charles Heidsieck to purchase the now infamous Crayères, a series of Gallo-Roman chalk cellars dating from the 3rd century BC, veritable subterranean cathedrals. In which year did he purchase these stunning cellars to age his Champagnes?

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Which of the following renowned artists loved Charles Heidsieck Champagne - and is responsible for this quote - "Whosoever enjoys wine no longer simply drinks, they savour secrets” ?

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The Charles Heidsieck Crayères (2000+ year old chalk cellars) comprise more than 8km’s of galleries, some 30 metres below ground - have been inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list since when?

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Charles Heidsieck was renowned for his audacity - which has stayed true right through until today - in which of the following years did he pass away?

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Over the past 26 years the ‘Chef de Caves’ at Charles Heidsieck have been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Sparkling Winemaker of the Year’ at the London International Wine Challenge how many times?

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Since May 2015 - which of the following people is the acclaimed ‘Chef de Cave’ at the Champagne House of Charles-Heidsieck?

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In 2018 Charles Heidsieck relaunched a Blanc de Blancs NV - Charles Heidsieck was one of the very first Champagne Houses to demonstrate their passion for Chardonnay, with his grandson Charles-Marcel producing a Blanc de Blancs in which year?

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Finally, after a number of years with varied multinational ownership - in which year did the Descours Family purchase and bring back under one family ownership Charles Heidsieck?

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Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV Cuvée is arguably the most complex NV Champagne. Which of the following statements is correct about is composition...?

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The average score is 48%

How well do you know De Bortoli Wines ?

The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn & share their new experiences with good food & 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 De Bortoli Family Winemakers?
● Or - You think you know the different wines from De Bortoli?

Take this short De Bortoli Wine Quiz & find out.

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De Bortoli Family Wines was founded in Riverina, New South Wales - Australia in which year?

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The De Bortoli Family now have the 4th generation involved with the wine business, which of the following is the correct name of the founder?

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De Bortoli is renowned for crafting many quality wines, but possibly no more so than their iconic ‘Noble One’ Botrytis Semillon - in which year did Darren De Bortoli first release this wine?

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Deen De Bortoli was the second generation to work for the family wine business, when he started back in 1951 - at what age was he?

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In which year did De Bortoli Wines first win the Trophy for Best Botrytis Wine at the International Wine & Spirit Competition?

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Steve Webber is the chief winemaker at De Bortoli Wines - in which year did he join the family business - 'a small clue', it was same year he married Leanne De Bortoli?

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Steve Webber has won several major wine awards during his career - including the highly sort-after 'Jimmy Watson Trophy' in which year?

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Which of the following winemakers has been working for De Bortoli Wines for more than 27 years - and since 2000, has assisted Darren De Bortoli with the iconic ‘Noble One’ Botrytis Semillon?

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Emeri De Bortoli is the heart and soul of their Yarra Valley Estate Restaurant - as it is all about the De Bortoli family philosophy of sharing good food and wine with family and friends - what is the name of the restaurant?

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With the recent purchase of vineyards in Rutherglen - the De Bortoli family’s Victorian vineyard holdings now makes up a total land area of approximately?

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De Bortoli is not only acclaimed for their quality wines - but also for being a leader in responsible farming and winemaking practices - which of the following awards have they recently achieved?

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Which of the following current vintage De Bortoli wines has won more than one Gold Medal?

Your score is

The average score is 56%

How well do you know Cecchi Wines ?

The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn & share their new experiences with good food & 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 Cecchi Wines ?
● Or - You think you know the wine styles crafted by Cecchi ?

Take this short Cecchi Quiz & find out.

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In which of the following years was Cecchi Wines founded by Luigi Cecchi in Tuscany - Italy ?

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In which year did current the brothers Cesare & Andrea Cecchi take over running the family business ?

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Villa Cerna is where Andrea Cecchi lives - and is the name of the vineyard / winery situated in Castellina in Chianti. The family purchased this stunning property in the early 1960’s - what and when was it built ?

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For a number of years Cecchi produced the number one Chianti DOCG sold in Italy. Chianti is a blend of indigenous grapes and primarily crafted from Sangiovese - what are the other 2 usual blending wine grapes ?

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In 1996 the Cecchi brothers purchased land to build their ‘Val delle Rose’ winery in the small town of Poggio la Mozza, which lies in the heart of the which recently classified DOCG wine area ?

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In 1988 the family acquired ‘Castello Montaùto’ - where they have planted 48ha of vines, just a few kilometres from San Gimignano. Here they craft the much sort after Vernaccia de San Gimignano DOCG wine. This ancient white wine was said to have been a favourite of which famous painter ?

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At Villa Cerna - Cecchi have built a stunning restaurant. Traditional Tuscan cuisine combined with the best wines of the area. What it the restaurants name ?

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Cecchi produce a much sort after Brunello di Montalcino DOCG wine - which of the following statements is correct about crafting a Brunello di Montalcino ?

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Cecchi produce a refreshing white wine called Orvieto Classico DOC - and which is an ideal pairing with a varied seafood and vegetarian cuisine - which of the following are the 2 primary grapes used to make this wine ?

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Cecchi are renowned for low impact, green practices in their vineyards / wineries. In the early 1990s, Cecchi was the first Tuscan winery to build a plant-based sewage-treatment facility for wastewater. Which year did they release their Cecchi Natio / Organic Chianti DOCG ?

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Cecchi are well regarded for the quality of their ‘Vino Nobile di Montepulciano’. Typically a blend of indigenous grapes and primarily crafted from Sangiovese - what are the other 2 usual blending grapes ?

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Cecchi are renowned for pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved and for the quality of their wines. No more so than with the consistently awarded Cecchi ‘Riserva di Famiglia’ Chianti Classico DOCG - which of the following would be ideal food pairing ?

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The average score is 51%

How well do you know Taylor's Port ?

The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn & share their new experiences with good food & 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 Taylor’s Port?
● Or - You think you know the different Ports crafted by Taylor’s?

Take this short Taylor's Port Quiz & find out.

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Taylor’s Port are some of the most recognised and respected wines found all around the globe - but when was this family-owned Port House founded?

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The original founder of what is known today as Taylor’s Port - was a merchant from London in England. He arrived in the Minho region in northern Portugal to trade in red wines - what was his name?

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Taylor’s Port are recognised for championing several styles. They like to have a passionate conversation about which Port House was the first to release an LBV Port. With Taylor’s launching their first LBV Port in 1970 - with their 1965 vintage - but what does LBV stand for?

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White Port & Tonic is a classic aperitif in Portugal and also here in New Zealand during the heat of summer. When did Taylor’s first release their Chip Dry White Port?

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On the 13th January 2010, a special limited edition Taylor’s Port was launched - under a special name. This particular wine is one of the oldest and rarest aged Tawny Ports ever sold and one of a very few pre-Phylloxera wines (over 150 years in age) - what is its name?

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Taylor’s Port are some of the world most recognisable and well distributed wines in the world - but do you know in how many countries Taylor’s is a leading player in quality Port?

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The Taylor’s Family Port House proudly own a Luxury Hotel & Spa *(with a 2 Star Michelin restaurant) - nestled on the hill amongst the Port Lodges in Vila Nova di Gaia, overlooking Porto and the Douro River - what is their Hotel called?

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Taylor’s have a stunning selection of aged wines - with their 40 Year-Old Tawny Port being one of the most sort after. Being crafted from Port wines with an average age of 40 years. And while ageing in oak casks, loosing approximately 3% of volume each year - (the Angels’ Share) - which of the following statements about this 40 Year-Old Tawny Port is correct?

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Taylor’s were a pioneer in releasing a Dry White aperitif style Port. Their Chip Dry Port is traditionally served chilled - topped up with tonic and a leaf of fresh mint or a slice of orange. Accompanied by salted almonds or olives. Their White Port wine is typically crafted from the grapes Viosinho and Rabigato - plus which other white varietal?

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Which of the following people is the current Chief Winemaker at the Taylor’s Port House - representing the 6th generation to be involved in the Port business. Joining the family business in 1991 and is responsible for their extensive wine portfolio?

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If you were looking to pair a Taylor’s Port wine with dessert at home or at a restaurant - which of the following desserts would be an ideal pairing with a classic Taylor’s Fine Tawny Port?

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If you were looking to pair a Taylor’s Port wine with dessert - which of the following would be an ideal pairing with Boysenberry Cheesecake or Boysenberry Ice-cream - plus you can even pour the chilled Port over both desserts?

Your score is

The average score is 71%

How well do you know Gabriel Meffre Wines?

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 Gabriel Meffre Wines?
● Or - You think you know the different wines crafted by Gabriel Meffre?
Take this short Gabriel Meffre quiz and find out.

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Gabriel Meffre wine company situated in the heart of the Southern Rhône Valley in Gigondas - France, was originally set up as a ‘négociant-winemaker’ in which of the following years…?

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Gabriel Meffre takes its name from the husband of a pioneering wine couple - as it took the passion of them both to set the foundations of this renowned business - what was the name of Gabriel’s wife…?

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In the heart of the Southern Rhône Valley in Gigondas, the Gabriel Meffre Wine Company established its roots. Tending vineyards and building its winery at the foot of which majestic French mountain range…?

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Gabriel Meffre produces an honest and consistent expression of ‘Châteauneuf du Pape’ - typically a blend of which of the following red wine grapes…?

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Which of the following wine areas within the Rhône Valley is the most northern - with steep, terraced vineyards stretching along the right bank of the Rhône River.

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Gabriel Meffre make a refreshing rosé wine from the renowned appellation of ‘Tavel’ - crafted from Grenache, Syrah & Cinsault. Tavel Rosé are often referred to as the “King of Rosés - Rosés of the Kings” - by which method is the Gabriel Meffre Tavel Rosé made…?

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Which of the following statements about Maison Gabriel Meffre is correct…?

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Which of the following woman is the Head Winemaker - beginning her career at Gabriel Meffre back in 1992 when she was first hired as a Quality Manager…?

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Which of the following is not a white wine grape varietal used at Gabriel Meffre...?

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The Gabriel Meffre ‘Châteauneuf-du-Pape’ red wine is named after which of the following saints…?

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Which of the following Gabriel Meffre red wines is crafted from 100% Syrah…?

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If you are about to open a bottle of Gabriel Meffre ‘Saint Barthélemy’ Vacqueyras 2013 - which of the following cuisine options would be an ideal pairing…?

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The average score is 64%

How well do you know Rockburn Wines?

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 Rockburn Wines?
● Or - You think you know the different wines crafted by Rockburn?
Take this short Rockburn quiz and find out.

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In which of the following years did Richard Bunton (founder & chairmen of Rockburn Wines) first establish a 3ha 'hobby' block vineyard near Lake Hayes near Arrowtown, Central Otago - New Zealand...?

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When Richard Bunton founded & started the journey for what is now Rockburn Wines - what was he qualified and practising at as a profession…?

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The first wines produced, were labeled ‘Hay's Lake’ - but when a new winery started with a very similar name - it was time to rebranded to Rockburn Central Otago. This brand name & label truly reflects the terroir of their vineyards - when did this re-branding happen...?

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Back in 2005 which of the following people joined Rockburn Wines (and is still there today) as the head winemaker…?

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After leasing premises at the industrial McNulty Road site for 10 years. In 2016 the first vintage was completed at their new purposed-built winery on Ripponvale Road in…?

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Rockburn produce an early drinking style of wines under a label that takes its name from a winding road leading from Queenstown to Kingston along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The wines are sourced from several Central Otago vineyards - which of the following is the name of this wine range…?

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Which of the following wines is currently not being produced by the team at Rockburn - with the last vintage of this grape varietal made by Rockburn back in 2012…?

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Which of the following statements is correct about the much sort after - benchmark style Rockburn ‘Central Otago’ Pinot Noir - which produced 8000 x 6-packs in 2018…?

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In August 2018 Rockburn made a permanent ‘Tasting Area’ for locals and tourists alike to enjoy and purchase their highly acclaimed wines - located in the ‘Art Gallery Space’ at the iconic…?

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Which of the following details is correct about the much sort after limited release Rockburn ‘The Art’ Pinot Noir - with only 428 dozen bottles made in 2016…?

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If you were serving or ordering a whole white fish (with herb crusted skin) that had been slowly cooked & partly smoked, then placed on a bed of herb risotto and served with charred broccolini - which of the following Rockburn wines would be an ideal pairing…?

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Which of the following dishes would be an ideal pairing with the iconic Rockburn ‘Central Otago’ Pinot Noir…?

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The average score is 61%

How well do you know Freixenet?

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 Freixenet?
● Or - You think you know the different wines crafted by Freixenet?
Take this short Freixenet quiz and find out.

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The Freixenet wine company was founded by Pedro Ferrer in which of the following years…?

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When you hear the name Freixenet - you instantly thinking of their famous Cava and the iconic mat-black wine bottle. Which of the following are the 3 classic indigenous grapes used to make the worlds’ number one selling sparkling wine brand…?

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Freixenet achieved international success with their cava - *(a bottle fermented sparkling wine) the ‘Cordon Negro’ - (black ribbon) - in the iconic mat-black wine bottle, in which year was it first released…?

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The impressive Freixenet winery is situated approximately 50 kms from Barcelona in Spain. In which of the following wine regions are they located, where they source the grapes for their cava…?

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Freixenet are also renowned for their world famous ‘Brand Ambassadors’ - who promote their cava, sparkling wines in Spain and around the world - recording glitzy TV adverts. Which of the following actors has been a Freixenet Brand Ambassador…?

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Which of the following statements about Freixenet is correct…?

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The Freixenet wine company takes its name from a close link with ‘La Freixeneda’ vineyard and the nickname given to the founder. But was is the meaning of Freixeneda in Catalan…?

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Freixenet has been the number one selling sparkling wine brand in the world for many years. But in August 2018 a controlling number of shares were bought by which of the following wine companies…?

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Freixenet are highly respected for their attention to detail in winemaking and the constant quality of their sparkling cava wines. Which of the following statements is correct…?

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Freixenet produce a number of quality Cava / sparkling wines - and each style is separated into different categories based on how long the Cava is aged in bottle. Which of the following is the minimum length of time a ‘Gran Reserva’ Cava is aged in bottle before release…?

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To know if Freixenet and all sparkling cava has been made using the ‘Traditional Method’ - *(fermented inside the bottle being served) - you will find what icon on the base of the cork once opened…?

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The Freixenet ‘Cordon Negro’ Sparkling Cava is crafted with only hand-picked grapes, and bottle fermented for between 12-18 months, 11.50% Alc. and made in a Brut style. Which of the following is an ideal pairing…?

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The average score is 64%

How well do you know Valdespino ?

The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn & share their new experiences with good food & 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 how Valdespino?
● Or - You think you know the Sherries crafted by Valdespino?

Take this short Valdespino Sherry Quiz & find out.

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Valdespino has a history that dates back to 1264, when King Alfonso X rewarded a knight called Alfonso Valdespino for helping liberate Jerez from the Moors. Valdespino was given a parcel of vineyards and started making wine. But when did small commercial wine activities start?

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The quality and reputation of Valdespino quickly gained fame and they became the official supplier of Sherry to the Royal House of Spain and which other?

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Valdespino has always been renowned for its heritage, staying within the Valdespino family for centuries. Until it was eventually sold to the Estévez Group - owned by José Estévez in which year?

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The Estévez company, owned by José Estévez, now owns this iconic Sherry House. But how did José Estévez who has always been a Sherry aficionado make his fortune?

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The stunning cellars at Valdespino are renowned for the oak barrels they use to make their impressive Criadera's. Approximately how many oak 'Butt' barrels (500L) are used in their cellars to age Sherry?

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Which of the following people is the highly acclaimed winemaker & technical director at the Sherry House of Valdespino?

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Valdespino currently owns 56 hectares of vineyards and has control & access to a great deal more across the region. But all of their 'own' vineyards are planted with which grape?

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Which of the following Valdespino Sherry’s is made and aged until ready to be bottled - under a complete / thick layer of yeast known as 'Flor'?

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Valdespino is highly respected within the industry for its attention to detail, and their quality Sherries made using traditional techniques & processes - which of the following statements is correct?

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Valdespino ‘Don Gonzalo’ V.O.S. is a dry-style 'Oloroso' Sherry - is has been lightly sweetened with Pedro Ximénez. This highly acclaimed Sherry is sourced from a Criadera that was started back in 1842. But what is the age of the Valdespino ‘Don Gonzalo’ Oloroso V.O.S. Sherry?

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Valdespino also produce a classic Sherry sourced and aged in the village of Sanlúcar de Barrameda - known as Manzanilla ‘Deliciosa’ - arguably the best known Manzanilla aged for around 5 to 6 years. But what does Manzanilla translate to in English?

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Valdespino is also famous for its ‘El Candado’ P.X. Sherry, aged for 10+ years - named for the padlock used to secure the barrel. 'Candado' is the Spanish word for 'padlock', and each bottle is sealed with one. It is also very sweet, with just over 400g/L of residual sugar. Which of the following would be an ideal desert pairing?

Your score is

The average score is 56%

How well do you know Pasqua Wines ?

The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn & share their new experiences with good food & 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 Pasqua Wines?
● Or - You think you know the different styles of Pasqua wines?

Take this short Famiglia Pasqua Quiz & find out.

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The Pasqua Family originate from the region of Puglia in the south of Italy, but they founded their wine business in the northern wine region of Veneto, near the city of Verona in which year…?

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Located in San Felice, a few minutes north of the city of Verona - the Pasqua Family built a new company headquarters & winery in the heart of the family vineyard - which year did this happen?

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In 2014 the 3rd generation started to run the company, taking on key roles in all aspects of the family business - which of the following family members is the head winemaker?

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Which of the following statements is correct about the Pasqua <‘11 Minutes’ Rosé still wine?

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Which of the following traditional indigenous red wine grapes is used to make their highly acclaimed Pasqua ‘Amarone delle Valpolicella’ red wine?

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Along with their acclaimed red wines - Pasqua produce a number is vibrant white wines. One in particular ideal with seafood & light vegetarian cuisine is their crisp Soave DOCG wine - which of the following indigenous grapes is the primary base for Soave?

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Pasqua have a dynamic new wine project called - translated meaning ‘Never Say Never’ - born out of their desire to showcase the exceptional terroir of the Montevegro vineyard located between Val d’Illasi and Val di Mezzane - what is the wines name in Italian?

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Pasqua is well renowned for the quality of their ‘Amarone’ wines - with the ‘wine style’ achieving official DOC approval in 1968 - in which year did ‘Amarone' wines achieve DOCG status?

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When ideal conditions produce quality fruit selected to become an ‘Amarone’ DOCG style red wine - which of the following statements is correct when making a Pasqua ‘Amarone’ DOCG wine?

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Pasqua Valpolicella wines are crafted from grapes grown in the Valpantena Valley of Veneto, just a short drive north of Verona. The local Veronese adopted the meaning of Valpantena as ‘Valley of Wines’ - but what did the Greeks know the area as?

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The vibrant and diverse collection of hand-crafted Pasqua wines are exported and sold in 61 markets around the globe - in 2018 approximately how many bottles of Pasqua wine were sold?

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The Pasqua Family craft a number of quality ‘Amarone’ wines from their different vineyards and wine brands. Which of the following wines have recently won a gold medal?

Your score is

The average score is 53%

How well do you know Brookfields Wines ?

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 Brookfields Wines ?
● Or - You think you know the different wines crafted by Brookfields ?
Take this short Brookfields Wine Quiz and find out.

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Brookfields Vineyards was purposely built & established in Hawke's Bay - New Zealand as a winery in which year…?

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Peter Robertson the current owner & chief-winemaker purchased the established winery & vineyards - (which he has added to quite substantially) in which of the following years…?

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Peter names many of his wines after the physical landscape of the vineyard from where the grapes are grown (e.g. his famed ‘Hillside’ Syrah is grown on a north-west facing ‘hillside’ slope) - what does the ‘Burnfoot’ Merlot name relate too…?

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In which year did Peter win with his ‘Hillside’ Syrah - the Best Syrah / Shiraz and the Best Full-Bodied Red Wine of the Show *(Blue Gold) at the prestigious Sydney International Wine Show in Australia…?

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Peter alongside his acclaimed winemaking pedigree - also has a long & passionate association with race horses & breeding them for many years, currently he has a successful race horse called…?

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Brookfields in only the best vintages release a highly acclaimed ‘Barrel Fermented’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. What is the name of this iconic Chardonnay…?

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Pinot Gris as a wine has been a great success across New Zealand, with the Brookfields ‘Robertson’ Pinot Gris being a benchmark style, when did Peter first plant his Pinot Gris vines in Hawke’s Bay…?

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The Brookfields ‘Bergman’ Chardonnay is well known for its constant quality year after year and is named after the red ‘Ingrid Bergman’ rose’s which are planted at the end of the rows and in front of the winery. When was the Chardonnay named ‘Bergman’…?

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Which of the following Brookfields wines regularly receives '5-Stars' or 'Icon Status' in Michael Coopers Wine Guide of New Zealand…?

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The 2017 Brookfields ‘Indulgence’ Viognier 375ml - a most decadent & generous sweet dessert wine, was as the name suggests an ‘indulgence’ to make. What is the residual sugar in the wine…?

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Which of the following statements about the winemaking practices & quality wines crafted from Brookfields Vineyards is correct…?

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The Brookfields ‘Gold Label’ (as it is locally known) is one of New Zealand icon wines, making the world take notice of winemaking from NZ in the mid 1980’s & setting standards ever since. Enjoyed on quality wine-lists and in homes around the globe as a classic expression of what style of wine…?

Your score is

The average score is 77%

How well do you know Torbreck Vintners?

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 Torbreck Vintners?
● Or - You think you know the different wines crafted by Torbreck?
Take this short Torbreck quiz and find out.

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Torbreck Vintners was founded in which of the following years…?

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The Torbreck clear-door, winery and their primary vineyards are located where in Australia…?

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Torbreck takes its name from which of the following…?

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Which of the following people is the ‘chief winemaker’ at Torbreck - joining in December 2016…?

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The Torbreck ‘RunRig’ Shiraz is one of the most renowned, acclaimed and appreciated red wines around the globe - which of the following statements is correct…?

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Which of the following wines is an ‘un-oaked’ blend of Grenache, Mataro (Mourvèdre) and Shiraz, crafted from 40 to 150 year old vines…?

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The Barossa Trust Mark was launched in 2014 - It is founded on 5 value pillars: Origin - Integrity - Quality - Environment & Community. Which of the following Torbreck wines received the ‘Trust Mark in 2015…?

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When conditions prevail Torbreck craft a stunning sweet wine called ‘The Bothie’. The grapes are harvested in several stages and a small amount of spirit is added during fermentation to arrest the yeasts against further activity and raise the alcohol level to around 14%. What is the grape used to make this unique wine…?

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Torbreck produce a number of iconic red wines, and ‘The Factor’ is one of my favourites spending around 24 months in a combination of new and neutral French oak. Which of the following statements is correct…?

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Torbreck has a respected history for crafting premium quality red wines sourced from old bush vines in the Barossa Valley. But which of the following is a Torbreck white wine, that pairs well with a variety of white meat and vegetarian dishes…?

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Which of the following wines is also the name given to a collection of barns, stables and outbuildings on a highland farm. And a homage to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, as it is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz & 20% Mataró…?

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The Torbreck ‘Woodcutter's’ Shiraz is one of the best value red wines in the world, sourced from 7 vineyards vinified in open-top fermenters, gently basket pressed, and then ageing for 12 months in large format seasoned barrels and foudres. Which of the following dishes would be an ideal pairing…?

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How well do you know Quinta de la Rosa?

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 Quinta de la Rosa?
● Or - You think you know the different Ports crafted by Quinta de la Rosa?
Take this short Port wine quiz and find out.

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The acclaimed Port Estate that we now know as Quinta de la Rosa has been in the Port Trade as shippers under the family name Feueheerd - since which of the following years…?

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This family owned Port House ‘Quinta de la Rosa’ has been in the Bergqvist Family name since which of the following years…?

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In 1988 Sophia and her father Tim Bergqvist, decided to restart the family business (after selling their grapes to other producers for many years) and launched Quinta de la Rosa as a top quality Port producer. Which of the following statements is correct…?

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Quinta de la Rosa have their vineyards situated on the right side of the flowing Douro River - with some of the highest, most impressive stone walls in the Douro. Vale do Inferno is the name of this famed, impressive high walled vineyard - what does this translate to…?

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The regions vineyards are renowned for their steps grades and the hand-made stone walls that support the terraces cut into the granite mountains that hug both sides of the Douro River. But do you know at what height the vineyards at Quinta de la Rosa reach…?

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Quinta de la Rosa have some of the most sort after vineyard sites with all of their vineyards being classified as Grade A - currently how many hectares are under vines…?

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Which of the following statements about Quinta de la Rosa are correct…?

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Quinta de la Rosa have a diverse selection of the famous indigenous grape varietals planted across their different vineyard sites for making quality Port wines. They currently have 1.5 hectares of Tinta Cão planted - what does this name translate to…?

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Quinta de la Rosa are well respected for all their Port wines, but they are well recognised for their White Port in the eye-catching 500ml Clear Bottle. Which of the following is the primary white grape used to make their White Port…?

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Quinta de la Rosa have not only maintained their reputation within the industry as quality Port producers, but have engaged with a whole new generation of wine enthusiasts. Thanks to the passion and talents of their winemaker who joined in 2002 - who is the head winemaker at Quinta de la Rosa…?

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If you were going to enjoy either some rich blue cheese on crackers, a slice of fruit cake, a chocolate dessert, or a steamed pudding, which of the following Quinta de la Rosa Ports would be an ideal pairing…?

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If you had a bottle of Quinta de la Rosa ‘20 Years Old’ Tawny Port. Which of the following options would be an ideal pairing…?

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The average score is 56%

How well do you know Jules Taylor Wines ?

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 Jules Taylor Wines ?
● Or - You think you know the different wines crafted by Jules Taylor ?
Take this short Jules Taylor Wine Quiz and find out.

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Jules Taylor wines have been exciting taste-buds in New Zealand and around the globe for several years. But when did it all start - when was Jules Taylor Wines founded…?

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Jules Taylor Wines are primarily sourced & definitely crafted & bottled where in New Zealand…?

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Which of the following wines was the first released under the Jules Taylor wine label…?

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Before settling down in New Zealand, getting married & owning a wine business. Jules explored the world’s winemaking regions, with a focus on Italy. Spending time in both Sicily & Piedmont - how many vintages in total did Jules do in Italy…?

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Which of the following is the only wine currently in the Jules Taylor range to have fruit sourced from Gisborne…?

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Jules Taylor has become a leading name in the New Zealand wine industry. The brand is also successful & growing in several international markets. Do you know how many export countries you can purchase & enjoy a bottle of Jules Taylor Wine...?

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Jules Taylor ‘OTQ’ wines are a limited release ‘Single Vineyard’ range of wines. Jules created the 'OTQ Series' in order to challenge the conventional interpretations of Marlborough’s signature grape varietals & create wines that express the unique character of their particular vineyard. What does ‘OTQ’ stand for…?

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Jules Taylor sources her Marlborough grapes from a group of hardworking grape-growers located in 3 sub-regions: Southern Valleys, Lower Wairau & Awatere Valley. Working with growers & families they know & trust, just makes perfect sense. How many local families grow grapes for Jules Taylor Wines…?

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Jules Taylor is definitely the winemaker & face of the wine label - but Jules is the first to state that she could not have done half of this without her husband &father to their two boys. With George taking on key roles in vineyard management, the office and exports - what is his full name…?

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Jules Taylor has set the benchmark for Sauvignon Blanc for several years - not just in New Zealand, but for expressions around the globe. But Jules has more than one string to her winemaking bow. Which of the following Jules Taylor wines have also recently won a Gold Medal…?

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Jules Taylor is well known & respected for the quality & constancy of her Sauvignon Blanc wines. But do you know the name of the ‘single vineyard’ where Jules sources the fruit for her ‘OTQ’ Sauvignon Blanc…?

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Which of the following dishes would be an ideal pairing with a classic, iconic style Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc…?

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The average score is 69%

How well do you know Marqués de Cáceres Wines?

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 Marqués de Cáceres Wines?
● Or - You think you know the different wines crafted by Marqués de Cáceres?
Take this short wine quiz and find out.

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Which of the following wine regions in Spain will you find the vineyards, winery and head-office of Marqués de Cáceres…?

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In which of the following years did Enrique Forner return to Spain to establish the Marque de Cáceres Winery…?

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Which of the following statements about Cristina Forner - the President of Marqués de Cáceres is correct…?

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How many countries around the globe are Marques de Caceres wines exported…?

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Which of the following is the predominant grape varietal used in making their well-known Marqués de Cáceres Crianza…?

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What is the regulated / minimum period of time required to age a ‘Crianza’ red wine in Spain…?

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Which of the following people is the ‘chief’ winemaker at Marqués de Cáceres…?

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Which of the following statements about their highly acclaimed Marqués de Cáceres ‘Gran Riserva’ wine is correct…?

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Marqués de Cáceres are also highly acclaimed for their wide and dynamic range of vibrant white wines, crafted from indigenous grapes - which of the following is 'not' a white grape varietal…?

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Which of the following statements about Marqués de Cáceres is correct…?

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If you purchased a bottle of the Marqués de Cáceres ‘Crianza’ - which of the following would be the most ideal cuisine pairing…?

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If you were looking to pair a Marqués de Cáceres wine with sushi & sashimi, prawns, gravlax, salmon salad or even strawberry sorbet - which of the following would be the most ideal pairing…?

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The average score is 82%

How well do you know Sandeman Port ?

The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn & share their new experiences with good food & 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 Sandeman Port?
● Or - You think you know the different styles of Sandeman Port?

Take this short Sandeman Port Quiz & find out.

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The Port House of Sandman was founded in which year?

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The Sandeman company was originally founded in London - by an ambitious 25-year-old Scotsman from Perth. With a £300 loan from his father. He bought his first wine cellar & started trading Port & Sherry from Tom’s Coffee House. What was his name...?

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In which year did the now famous Sandeman ‘Silhouette Man’ - the Don in the black cape and hat appear?

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Dressed like the Spanish Caballeros de Jerez in a Portuguese student’s cape and wide-brimmed hat, the Don cuts a dark, dramatic figure - but what is the Don holding in his right hand?

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Sandeman was the first company to brand a Port wine cask. Sandeman started fire branding their trademark GSC (George Sandeman & Co.) in a crow’s foot design on all pipes they sold, thus giving their customers a name that assured quality. Which year did they start this practice?

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In 1928 an artist working for the Lochend Printing Company approached Sandeman for business. Sandeman requested some designs for posters, and the iconic silhouette of the Don was born, drawn by which man?

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Sandeman had their first electric street-sign switched on back in 1921. It was placed high above which of the following renowned European high-traffic-flow locations?

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In 1965 the Don of Sandeman made his first television appearance, with what is now a famous advertisement - what was the catch-phrase used in the TV commercial and still said today?

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Born in London in 1953 George Sandeman was in 1990 appointed G.M. of Sandeman and the following year becoming Chairman of the House of Sandeman, which generation is George?

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Which of the following statements about the Port House of Sandeman is correct?

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Sandeman is a respected brand, distributed in more than 75 countries and a leading brand in Belgium, Italy, USA, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Japan & New Zealand. So on *average how many bottles of Sandeman are bought each and every minute - (yes, every minute)?

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If you were about to enjoy a serving of classic Tiramisu dessert - made with mascarpone cheese, amaretti biscuits or lady fingers soaked in espresso or brandy, with is flavours of almond, coffee and chocolate - which of the following Sandeman Port wines would be a good pairing?

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The average score is 55%