Wine Quiz

Test your wine knowledge with quiz questions from our expert.

Methyl octalactones imparted to wine by the wood from aging in oak barrels can be an important source of aroma development in wines meant for aging. What aroma characteristic do they give to a wine?

Wine barrels are often blamed as the culprit behind the animal and rubbery aromas associated with contamination of wine by yeast of the genus Brettanomyces. What is generally considered the perception threshold of "Brett" above which most people will be able to pick out those aromas?

What volatile compound imparted by oak barrels is responsible for giving a wine aromas of coffee or toasted hazelnuts?

Oak used in wine barrels generally belongs to the genus Quercus. What is the name of the "True White Oak" used for wine barrels made from American oak?

The Greek island of Crete houses Europe's oldest known throne room. It also is the home of some of the world's most ancient wine presses, believed to be how many years old?

Which is the smallest of Rioja's three sub-appellations?

How Did Spain's Rioja region get its name?

Rioja experienced a boost as a winemaking region when growers from what country came to Navarra in the 1870s?

Which city in Spain's Rioja winemaking region is famous for its annual ritual in which attendees douse each other with wine?

What Australian wine region was discovered in the early 1970s, after research by Professor Harold Olmo and Dr. John Gladstones identified it as a potentially great grape growing region?