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Most of the vineyards in Chile are planted on what type of soil?
Deep, fertile alluvial sands
The southern portion of Chile's Central Valley is hot and dry; rainfall increases and temperatures drop as you progress north and west. True or false?
false
Chile remains phylloxera and oidium-free. True or false?
true
Most of what Chile thought was Sauvignon Blanc is actually...
Sauvignon Vert
Which of the following is NOT a sub-region of Chile's Central Valley?
Casablanca
Where is nearly 1/4 of Chile's Chardonnay planted?
Casablanca
In what sub-region is nearly 1/4 of all Chilean vines planted?
Maule
The País is widely planted in all of the following Chilean sub-regions except...
Maipo
Most of what Chile thought was Merlot is actually...
Carmenère
Where is most of Chile's Sauvignon Blanc planted?
Curicó
Where does Argentina rank in world wine consumption?
3rd
In Argentina, what is the name of the hot, dry wind that blows out of the northeast?
Zonda
The Mendoza clone of Chardonnay is characterized by...
Hens and chicks
What do the Argentines call Chenin Blanc?
true
There is more Malbec planted in Argentina than any place else in the world. True or false?
true
Most of the wine regions of Argentina are comprised of what type of soil?
alluvial sand
What is the name of the largest and most important wine region in Argentina?
mendoza
What percentage of Argentina's total wine production hails from Mendoza?
70 percent
What Argentine wine region makes sherry and the base wines for brandy and vermouth?
San Juan
What region is the original home of the vine in Argentina?
la rioja
What Argentine wine region is located in Patagonia?
Neuquén
The northern reaches of Chile are tropical jungle. True or false?
false
In the 17th. century, the conquistadors and Spanish colonialists brought wine culture to Chile. True or false?
false
The País grape is indigenous to Chile. True or false?
false
What is the name of the cold current off of the Chilean coast?
Humboldt Current
Most of Chile's fine wine district is located in the Central Valley. True or false?
true
In Chile, the País grape is largely distilled into brandy or made into rustic table wine. True or false?
true
There is a shortage of water for irrigation purposes in Chile's Central Valley. True or false?
false
What area of Chile receives the most rain and averages cooler temperatures than the rest of the country?
southeast
The synonym for powdery mildew is peronospera. True or false.
false
Sauvignon Vert is a synonym for Sauvignonasse. True or false?
true
What is the minimum percentage for varietal, vintage and place of origin on a Chilean wine label?
false
What launched wine culture in Argentina in the 19th century?
Immigrants and the railroad.
Malbec is considered to be Argentina's signature grape variety. True or false?
true
What is largely responsible for the lack of rain in Argentine vineyards?
the andes
Water, for irrigation, is plentiful in Argentina. True or false?
true
Argentine vineyards have a Mediterranean climate. True or false?
false
The Pedro Giménez grape of Argentina is the same as the Pedro Jiménez grape of Jerez. True or false?
false
The most widely planted white grape in Argentina is the Torrontés. True or false?
false
Historically, most of the wine produced by Argentina was shipped abroad. True or false?f
false
Grape varieties grown for high yields are often planted on deep, fertile soils and trained the the overhead "parral" system in Argentina. True or false?
true
Where are most of Argentina's vineyards located?
northwest
What is the minimum percentage for varietal, vintage and place of origin on a Chilean wine label?
75%
What do the Argentines call Chenin Blanc?
pinot de loire