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Q.1
What is the dent in the bottom of a wine bottle called? *

Although various reasons are given for its existence, such as "to collect sediment" or "to handle better," the ______ is a vestige of manufacture rather than usage. The original hand-made bottles would be round-bottomed with a slight peak at the separation point from the molten glass, unless the glass blower would push-up the base to inset this bump and form a relatively flat, ring-shaped base. Modern molded-glass bottles can be made flat-bottomed or with various-sized ______.

Q.2
What color glass is red wine traditionally bottled in? *

The tradition is to use dark ____ for reds, light_____for dry whites, and _____ for sweet whites. Most red wine worldwide is still bottled in _____ glass.

Q.3
True or False. Cleanskin wine is a boutique brand that comes from a special organic grape grown only in the Australian outback and cultivated without pesticides and other modern agricultural practices. *

Q.4
What type of wine would you commonly get from Riesling grapes? *

The modern word Riesling was first documented in 1552 when it was mentioned in Hieronymus Bock's Latin herbal.

Q.5
What's the largest possible bottle of wine? *

Q.6
Those catchy ads for Yellow Tail wine didn't start yesterday. Which vineyard commissioned artists Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol to design labels for them? *

________ came up with the idea of having each year's label designed by a famous artist of the day. In 1946, this became a permanent and significant aspect of the Mouton image with labels created by some of the world's great painters and sculptors. Past artists have included Jean Cocteau (1947); Salvador Dali (1958); Wassily Kandinsky (1971); Pablo Picasso (1973); Andy Warhol (1975) and Keith Haring (1988).

Q.7
What specifically does "vintage" refer to in wine-making? *

Q.8
Zinfandel, also known as Zin, in Europe known as Primitivo, is a red-skinned wine grape. It's also popular in California for its intense fruitiness and lush texture. What is the origin of this popular grape? *

An ancient variety of grape was found in 2001 by scientists and vintners hunting for the origin of the Zinfandel grape in ________. Called Crljenak Kastelanski, only nine vines survived in one vineyard that dated back to Roman times.

Q.9
Which country produces Port wine? *

Q.10
What is the only color below that grapes won't come in? *

Q.11
If you're having a glass of frizzante, what are you drinking? *

The Spanish name — vino de aguja literally translates as "needle wine".

Q.12
Which wine was once traditionally made from a blend of six different varieties of grapes? *

Permitted grapes are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec.

Q.13
The current champagne flute replaced what piece of stemware in the 1930s? *

It had a long stem with a wide and shallow bowl on top. This shape gives the champagne saucer a large surface area per volume, which results in the champagne losing its carbonation quickly. This effect in contrast to that of the champagne flute, the shape of which preserves carbonation. The glass is designed to be held by the stem to help prevent the heat from the hand from warming the champagne.

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