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Wine Making Quiz
by Staff
Wine making is no easy task. It involves patience, know-how and time. How knowledgeable are you about wine making? Take this quiz and find out!

California accounts for what percentage of all U.S. wine?

  • 40-50 percent
  • 60-70 percent
  • 80-90 percent

What process is affected by the complex interaction between an area's soil, topography and climate?

  • Uviculture
  • Vinoculture
  • Viticulture

In the winemaking process, what is the name for the crushed grapes and juice?

  • Must
  • Mist
  • Mast

What gives red wines their dark color?

  • The soil where the grapes were grown
  • The red grape juice
  • The red grape skins

What is used to keep the fermentation tanks at 40 degrees Fahrenheit?

  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Glycol
  • Ice

What is the name of the 10-step process whereby the glucose is broken down by the yeast?

  • Glycolysis
  • Glycolic diffusion
  • Sucrolysis

How long does the fermentation process take?

  • 1-2 weeks
  • 2-4 weeks
  • 4-6 weeks

Which type of wine is allowed to settle before the yeast is filtered out of it?

  • White wine
  • Red wine
  • California wine

What is the name of the process whereby the bottle is placed upside-down and rotated one-eighth of a turn every day, allowing the dead yeast cells settle into the neck of the bottle?

  • Ruddling
  • Riddling
  • Rattling

Which type of wine has a mixture of white-wine brandy and sugar added to top off the bottle?

  • Chardonnay
  • Riesling
  • Champagne