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Sparkling wine: Quiz


Question 1: [2]) The bubbles initially form at 20 ________ in diameter and expand as they gain buoyancy and rise to the surface.
CaliperMicrometerBrake (sheet metal bending)Go/no go gauge

Question 2: The majority of these Crémant du Loire are produced around the city of Saumur and are a blend of the Chardonnay, Chenin blanc and ________.
French wineChilean wineWineCabernet Franc

Question 3: In Burgundy, AOC laws require that Crémant de Bourgogne be composed of at least thirty percent Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot blanc or ________.
Muscat (grape and wine)GewürztraminerPinot grisRiesling

Question 4: The amount of pressure in the wine is determined by the amount of sugar added during the ________ stage at the beginning of the secondary fermentation with more sugar producing increased amount of carbon dioxide gas and thus pressure in the wine.
WinemakingSparkling wine productionChampagne (wine)Oak (wine)

Question 5: Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of ________ in it making it fizzy.
Carbon dioxideGreenhouse gasCarbon cycleCarbon sink

Question 6: [15] Today Cavas have become integrated with Spanish family traditions and is often consumed at ________ celebrations with even the newborn getting a taste of his/her pacifier dipped in the wine.
Infant baptismProtestant ReformationBaptismLutheranism

Question 7: The primary fermentation of sparkling wine begins like most other wines, though winemakers may choose to use specially cultivated sparkling wine ________.

Question 8: Wines produced within the European Union must include the sweetness level on the ________.
Pinot noirBordeaux wineWine labelChampagne (wine)

Question 9: While there are examples of varietal sparklers, such as blanc de blancs (white of whites) made from 100% ________, most sparkling wines are blends of several grape varieties, vineyards and vintages.
Cabernet SauvignonRieslingChilean wineChardonnay

Question 10: The ________ and winemaking practices of making sparkling wine have many similarities to the production of still wine with some noted divergence.
Botrytis cinereaViticultureVitis viniferaHarvest (wine)


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