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?

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The average score is 55%

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 the Hewitson 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 Hewitson Wines?
● Or - You think you know the different wines crafted by Hewitson?

Take this short Hewitson Wine Quiz & find out.

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In which year did Dean Hewitson establish his winery in the heart of the Barossa Valley - Australia on the historic Seppeltsfield Road?

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Dean Hewitson has access to some of the oldest vines in the world. With fruit being sourced from dry-grown, pre-Phylloxera vineyards in the Barossa Valley - plus 'single vineyards' in which other wine region?

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Dean Hewitson completed his winemaking degree at Australia’s world-famous Roseworthy Agricultural College in which year?

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After graduating with his wine degree and before settling down in South Australia with his wife Louise and their 3 children - which of the following statements about Dean Hewitson is correct?

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Dean Hewitson has a wine called ‘Old Garden’ - crafted from only 8 rows of an ancient vineyard planted in 1853 by Friedrich Koch - what is the single grape used to make this wine?

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Dean Hewitson has a highly acclaimed wine called the ‘Mad Hatter Shiraz’ - soured from a single vineyard with vines which are now over 55 years old, typically aged for 18 months in French Oak barriques. But in what region in the fruit grown?

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Dean crafts a classic Rhône style red blend - made with Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Cinsault + Carignan. With the fruit being sourced from century old vineyards to 140 year old vines and then aged for 12 months in seasoned French oak - what is the name of the wine?

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Dean Hewitson has a well-renowned Barossa Shiraz named after his two sons Ned and Henry. But which of the following years was the first release of the label now known as ‘Ned & Henry’s’ Shiraz?

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Dean Hewitson has a stunning small parcel wine called ‘BARREL 1853’ - which of the following statements about this sort after premium quality wine is correct?

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Dean Hewitson has a classic style Rosé in his range - crafted from Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Carignan & Grenache. Made in reference to where Dean & Louise lived and worked 20+ years ago - while beginning to raise their young family in Provence - France. What is the name of this Rosé?

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Which of the following Hewitson Shiraz wines is sourced from a single vineyard that is exclusively owned and controlled by Dean. And is planted with 'Sélection Clonale' vines from an ancient surviving Shiraz vine that was first planted in 1853?

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If you were looking to choose a bottle of the Hewitson ‘Ned & Henry's’ Shiraz and serve this at home or order it in a restaurant - which of the following dishes would be a good pairing?

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The average score is 56%

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?

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The average score is 64%

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 62%

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 Geoff Merrill 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 Geoff Merrill Wines?
● Or - You think you know the different wines crafted by Geoff Merrill?

Take this short Geoff Merrill Quiz & find out.

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While still working at Chateau Reynella, Geoff began to make wines under his own ‘Geoff Merrill’ label. His first release was in 1983 and included 2 wines; a 1980 Cabernet and which other 1981 grape varietal?

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Which of the following statements on the introduction to the wine industry about Geoff Merrill is correct?

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The site of the Geoff Merrill Winery has a history this stretches back more than 120 years to 1897 when a young Welshman Mostyn Owen, bought 80 hectares of prime Reynella hillside. He planted 60ha of vines and built a winery on the site - the location and winery is today known as?

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The Geoff Merrill winery and head-office is located in the heart of McLaren Vale wine region - along with their Pimpala & Wickham vineyards in easy reach. But they are also renowned for skillfully blending Cabernet fruit from which other wine region?

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Geoff Merrill has a stunning range of quality award winning Cabernet wines to his name, one is called the ‘Parham’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 which was aged for 27 months on oak hogsheads - who is the wine named after?

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Geoff Merrill is renowned for his sponsorship and charity work with a range of events around the globe. Geoff has a dynamic range of 3 wines just for these occasions - made under the ‘Botham Merrill Willis’ label - why are Ian Botham & Bob Willis internationally famous?

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In which of the following years did Geoff Merrill win the most sort after of wine awards in Australia - the prestigious 'Jimmy Watson Trophy'. Winning with his 1 year old ‘Reserve’ Shiraz - the trophy for the 'best one year old red wine' at the renowned Melbourne Wine Show?

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When you think of Geoff Merrill his generous moustache and equally complex aged red wines come to mind. But he also crafts a vibrant and refreshing Rosé wine - hand-picked from 60 - 90 year old vines, what is the sole grape varietal used?

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Other than his own name, what is the logo / image that can be found on the front label of each bottle of Geoff Merrill wine?

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Geoff Merrill ‘G&W’ Cabernet Sauvignon is consistently a well-crafted red wine of genuine quality, with approachability on release due to it ageing of 3-5 years before release - what does the ‘G&W’ stand for?

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In the most recent edition of the James Halliday Wine Companion 2021 - Geoff Merrill Wines has again been rated 5 Stars. This is now a rating of 5 Stars for how many years in a row?

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Geoff Merrill is respected for his craftsmanship and well balanced wines, especially the consistent quality & complexity found in all of his Cabernet Sauvignon expressions. Which of the following dishes would be an ideal pairing with a classic Geoff Merrill Cabernet?

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The average score is 65%

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?

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The average score is 55%

How well do you know Drappier Champagne ?

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 Drappier Champagne?
● Or - You think you know their different styles of Champagne?

Take this short Drappier Champagne Quiz & find out.

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The Champagne House of Drappier is 100% family owned, when was it founded?

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The Champagne House of Drappier is currently operated by which generation of the family?

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The Champagne House of Drappier is renowned for which of the following characteristics in all of its Champagnes?

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The Champagne House of Drappier is located in the town of Urville, where geographically in the designated area of Champagne is this?

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Vines in Urville were originally planted by the Romans 2000 years ago. But it was Saint Bernard - founder of the Clairvaux Abbey, who had their cellars (where they age their champagnes) built in which year?

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The Champagne House of Drappier is renowned for bottle-fermenting the largest bottle of Champagne for regular purchase / sale from the winery. Known as the Melchizedek - what is the equivalent size of this bottle?

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Champagne vineyards are predominantly planted with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Which of the following grapes are permitted in the production of Champagne and are grown by Drappier?

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Which of the following statements about the Champagne House of Drappier are correct?

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Which of the following well known individuals from France - much enjoyed Drappier Champagne and as a homage to their legacy, has a Drappier Champagne named in their honour?

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As part of the strict regulations of making quality Champagne - wine must be bottle-fermented for a minimum of 15 months. Which is the minimum length of time of ageing for the Drappier 'Carte D’Or' Brut NV?

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The Champagne House of Drappier is renowned for its Champagnes having a predominant percentage of which grape in their blends?

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Which of the following family members is the head winemaker at the Champagne House of Drappier?

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The average score is 60%

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?

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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…?

2 / 12

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…?

2 / 12

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

3 / 12

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…?

Your score is

The average score is 76%

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…?