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Name an AOC for Rosé wine from Rhone or Provence.
Best answer is Tavel, but the following do make rosés as well:
Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cotes du Rhone, Cotes du Rhone Villages, Lirac, Rasteau, and Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
And these make rose in Provence:
cotes du provence
Bandol
Les Beaux de Provence
No Hint.
Name the Sub-Regions of Burgundy.
Cote de Nuits
Cote de Beaune
Cote Chalonnaise
Macconais
Beaujolais
Chablis(Though it is closer to champagne it is considered part of burgundy)
No Hint.
Name the grape of Beaujolais.
Gamay
It is one of the following: Pinot Noir, Gamay, Grenache, or Cabernet Sauvignon.
Name an AOC of the Loire similar to Sancerre.
Pouilly-Fumé
It is one of the following:
Vouvray, Pouilly-Fuissé, or Pouilly-Fumé.
Name the best sub-region of Graves.
Pessac-Leognan
It is one of the following:
Pessac-Leognan, Cote de Beaune, or Paulliac.
Define Sur Lie.
Sur Lie or "On the Lies" is aging the wine on the dead yeast to create a premiere texture.
Name the grape of Sancerre.
Sauvignon Blanc
It is one of the following:
Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, or Sauvignon Blanc.
State the difference between Northern and Southern Rhone red wines.
North: Single grape allowed -Syrah
South: Blend of any of 23 grapes including Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah.
It has to do with the varietals allowed.
Name an AOC for red wines from the Southern Rhone.
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Gigondas
Vacqueyras
Cotes du Rhone
Cotes du Rhone Villages
Lirac
Rasteau
Define Vin Jaune.
Vin jaune (literally "yellow wine") is an unusual wine made in the Jura region of France.

The wine is made from late harvest Savagnin grapes, an unusual local white variety. They are fermented slowly and then kept in small old oak casks. The casks are not topped up, unlike most wines, so an air gap appears above the wine due to evaporation. A film (flor) of yeast grows over the wine, protecting it partially from oxidation.
Name the major white grape of Burgundy.
Chardonnay
It is one of the following:
Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, or Chardonnay.
Name the AOC of Coulee de Serrant and Roche Aux Moines.
Savennieres - Which makes wines from Chenin Blanc
State the rough geographic location of Jura and Savoie.
The French Alps near the Swiss border. East of Burgundy.
Name the AOC used when dry white wines are made in Sauternes.
Bordeaux AOC
Define "Selection de Grains Noble"
Dessert wines from botrytis fruit.
Name the grape of Condrieu.
Viognier
It is one of the following:
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, or Viognier.
State what the 2nd word is in most Cote D'Or village names.
The grand cru vineyard within the village. (Ex: Gevery-Chambertin and Puligny-Montrachet)
State the difference between Crozes-Hermitage and Hermitage.
Crozes-Hermitage contains flat land with clay soils.
Hermitage contains lots of slopes and a more granite soil.
Name the major red grape of Burgundy.
Pinot Noir.
It is one of the following:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, or Syrah.
Name the most famous AOC of the Maconais.
Macon
Define Marl soil.
A calcareous soil.
Name the still wine regional AOC of Burgundy.
Burgogne
Name the most famous AOC of the Cote Chalonnaise.
Mercurey
Name the grape of Vouvray.
Chenin-Blanc
It is one of the following:
Sauvingnon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, or Viognier.
Name 1 Cru in Beaujolais.
Brouilly
Chenas
Chiroubles
Cote de Brouilly
Fleurie
Julienas
Morgon
Moulin-A-Vent
Regnie
St. Amour
State the main labeling difference between Alsace and the rest of France.
In Alsace they label their wines by varietal whereas in the rest of France it is by a place name.
State what is different about Corton and Musigny compared to the other Grand Cru of their respective districts.
Corton is the only Grand Cru red wine in Cotes de Beaune which is normally known for whites.
Musigny is the only Grand Cru white wine in Cotes de Nuits which is usually known for reds.
State the production difference for Beaujolais Nouveau.
Carbonic Maceration
Name an AOC of the Loire that produces red wines from pinot noir.
Reuilly
Menetou-Salon
Sancerre
Define kimmeridgian soil.
A greyish limestone.
Define "Negociant"
A grape buyer. They buy grapes then produce wines.
Name the four sub-regions of the Loire.
Pays Nantais
Anjou-Saumur
Touraine
Central Vineyards
Name two AOCs of the Loire that produce red wines from cabernet franc.
Touraine
Touraine-Amboise
Chinon
Bougeil
Define Terroir.
Anything to do with a sense of place.
State the AOCs of Alsace.
Cremant de Alsace
Alsace
Alsace Grand Cru
Name the portion of the Cote D'Or best known for whites.
Cote de Beaune
Cote de Beaune or Cote de Nuits
Name the portion of the Cote D'Or best known for reds.
Cote de Nuits
Cote de Beaune or Cote de Nuits
Name the rough geographic location of Languedoc and Roussillon
Between the Meditteranean and the Pyrnees.
Name the famous sparklig wine of the Languedoc.
Cremant de Limoux
Name the AOC for Sauvignon Blanc in Burgundy
St. Bris
Formerly Sauvignon de St. Bris
Name 3 sub-regions of Bordeaux
Medoc
Graves
Entre Deaux Mers
Name a vin doux naturel (french)
Banyuls
Banyuls Grand Cru
Maury
Muscat de Rivesaltes
Rivesaltes
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Rasteau
State the grapes of Bourgogne Passe tout Grains.
Pinot Noir and up to 1/3 Gamay.
State the regional AOC for the Rhone.
Cotes du Rhone
Name a fortified wine from the Rhone.
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Rasteau
Name two AOCs for sweet wine in Bordeaux.
Loupiac
Ste-Croix-Du-Mont
Cadillac
Sauternes
Barsac
Cerons
Name the sparkling wine of Burgundy.
Cremant de Bourgogne
Name a sub-region of Bordeaux with a classification for whites.
Graves and Sauternes.
Name a synonym for Muscadet.
Melon de Bourgogne
Name any 1 white Grand Cru vineyard in Burgundy.
Any of the following work:
Chablis has:
Blanchot
Bougros
Les Clos
Grenouilles
La Montonne
Les Preuses
Valmur
Vandesir
Cotes de Nuits:
Musigny
Cotes de Beaune:
Le Montrachet
Corton-Charlemagne
Corton
Batard-Montrachet
Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet
Chevelier-Montrachet
Name the lone Premiere Grand Cru of Sauternes.
Chateau d'Yquem
Define Vendage Tardive.
Late Harvest.
State the Noble Grapes of Alsace.
Riesling
Gewurztraminer
Pinot Gris (Tokay d'Alsace)
Muscat
Sylvaner (only from one vineyard - Zoztenburg)
Name the grape of cahors.
Malbec
Name the important white grapes of Bordeaux.
Semillon
Sauvignon Blanc
Muscadelle
Describe the typical style of Alsace wines.
Mostly white, Dry, Crisp, and more alcohol than their german counterparts.
State the quality levels of french wine.
Vin de Table
Vin de Pays
VDQS
AOC
Name the best soil in chablis.
Chalk.
Name a sparkling wine AOC of the Loire.
Cremant de Loire
Rose de Loire
Vouvray Mousseaux
What is the viticultural key to the best sweet wines of Bordeaux
Botrytis or "Noble Rot"
State what major wine regions surround Sudouest(South-West).
Bordeaux to the north.
Spain to the south.
Languedoc-Roussilon to the east.
Rhone also to the east.
Name the dominant grape for left bank reds.
Cabernet Sauvignon
It is one of the following:
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Pinot Noir.
Name the dominant grape(s) for right bank reds.
Cabernet Franc or Merlot
It is one of the following:
Pinot Noir/Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc/Merlot, Merlot/Pinot Noir, or Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot.
Name the red varietals allowed in Bordeaux.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and for bonus points Carmenere.
Name two most important AOCs of the right bank.
Pomerol and St. Emilion
Name the top category within the Cru Bourgeois.
Crus Bourgeois Exceptionnel
Name the 1st growths of the Medoc.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Chateau Latour
Chateau Margaux
Chateau Mouton Rothschild
Chateau Haut-Brion
Name three communes in the Medoc.
St. Estephe
St. Julien
Margaux
Pauillac
and the less important Listrac
Describe the classification of Pomerol.
There is none.
Name the grapes of Champagne
Chardonnay
Pinot Noir
Pinot Meunier
Define Methode Traditionelle
2nd fermentation in this bottle
Meaning the 2nd fermentation takes place in the bottle that is sold to you.
Define Riddling
Riddling is the process of turning the bottles sharply and slowly increasing their downward angle to make the lies and sediment pool in the neck of the bottle.
State the difference between Extra Brut and Extra Dry
Extra Brut has no sugar added during dosage.

Extra Dry is a sweeter level that was created for marketing to US and English customers after doing market research which concluded the US drinker's think they like dry wines, but in taste tests liked a slightly sweeter wine.
Define Tete de Cuvee
It is the producers best blend in Champagne.
State the minimum sur lie aging for NV Champagne.
18 months
State the minimum sur lie aging for Vintage Champagne.
3 years
Define the term for adding sugar just prior to corking.
Dossage.
Define Blanc de Noirs
White of Darks meaning Black grapes only so the champagne therefore contains only pinot noir or pinot meunier
Define Blanc de Blancs
White of Whites meaning white grapes only.
Name the Premier Cru of the Coteaux du Layon.
Coteaux du Layon - Chaume

Appelation Chaume Premier Cru Controlee is how it reads on a label

It is a sweet wine made from Chenin Blanc Grapes.
Name an AOC in Loire known for sweet wines besides Vouvray.
Coteaux du Layon Chaume
Coteaux du Layon
Define Moelleaux.
Botrytis.
What is the soil in Champagne
Chalky Soils.