Wine Quiz

Test your wine knowledge with quiz questions from our expert.


Red wine grapes are sometimes placed in vats in entire bunches (stalks and all) under a cover of carbon dioxide, eventually bursting and then fermenting the grapes. Do you know what this method of fermentation is called?






Sometimes good wines just go... bad! Meaning, of course, that chemical faults can often ruin an otherwise perfectly good bottle of vino. If a wine smells of rotten eggs, it has been compromised by what compound?






Sometimes good wines just go... bad! Meaning, of course, that chemical faults can often ruin an otherwise perfectly good bottle of vino. When a wine smells like Sherry, only you didn't actually buy a Sherry, we say that the wine has been...?






Sometimes good wines just go... bad! Meaning, of course, that chemical faults can often ruin an otherwise perfectly good bottle of vino. Organic compounds known as mercaptans can cause what kind of off-putting stench in a wine?






Sometimes good wines just go... bad! Meaning, of course, that chemical faults can often ruin an otherwise perfectly good bottle of vino. Do you know which chemical compound causes what is known as "cork taint?"






Our last cepage synonym quiz is a tough one! What aromatic white wine grape is also known as Mouhardrebe?







Prugnolo, Nerino, Morellino and Calabrese are all synonyms for what Italian red wine grape?







Continuing our focus on cepage aliases, which white wine grape is less commonly known as Quefort and as Steen?







Can you identify the most common name for the grape also known as Tinto Madrid and Tinto Fino?







The Champagne region is home to many storied brands with unique histories, including some that have become household names. You probably know many of the famous few brand names, but do you know how many grape growers actually own the vast majority of Champagne vineyards?