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Question 1: Perhaps the most distinctive characteristic of German wines is the high level of ________ in them, caused both by the lesser ripeness in a northerly climate and by the selection of grapes such as riesling which retain acidity even at high ripeness levels.
AcidOxygenAcid dissociation constantAcid–base reaction

Question 2: Germany has about 102,000 hectares (252,000 acres or 1,020 square kilometers) of vineyard, which is around one tenth of the vineyard surface in Spain, ________ or Italy.
CanadaUnited StatesFranceUnited Kingdom

Question 3: ________ is another fairly neutral, but quite old grape variety that was Germany's most planted until the 1960s and after that has continued to lose ground.
SilvanerGerman wineRieslingAustrian wine

Question 4: However most exports are still of sweet wines, particularly to the traditional export markets such as ________, which is the leading export market both in terms of volume and value.
United KingdomScotlandEnglandGreat Britain

Question 5: [1] ________ accounts for almost two thirds of the total production.
ChardonnayWineChilean wineNew Zealand wine

Question 6: Before the era of ________, Germanic viticulture was practiced primarily, although not exclusively, on the western side of Rhine.
Louis the PiousAlboinCharlemagneLothair I

Question 7: The United States (second in value, third in volume) and the ________ (second in volume, third in value) are two other important export markets for German wine.

Question 8: Spätburgunder (________) - a much-appreciated grape variety that demands good sites to produce good wines and therefore competes with Riesling.
GewürztraminerPinot grisPinot noirChardonnay

Question 9: Viticulture in present-day Germany dates back to ________ times, to sometime from the 1st to the 4th century AD.
Roman RepublicClassical antiquityRoman EmpireAncient Rome

Question 10: Two Rheingau examples illustrate this: archbishop Ruthard of Mainz (reigning 1089-1109) founded a Benedictine abbey on slopes above ________, the ground of which later became Schloss Johannisberg.

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