Wine Quiz

Test your wine knowledge with quiz questions from our expert.


Winemakers and grape growers often use sugar ripeness to help determine when grapes are ready to roll for picking and making wine. What scale is used to measure sugar ripeness in the vineyard?







How are rosé wines made?







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?