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25 Cards in this Set

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Name five of the main still light wine producing regions of France.
1) Bordeaux
2) Burgundy
3) Alsace
4) Loire Valley
5) Rhone Valley
6) Provence and
7) Languedoc-Roussillon
What are the two categories of table wine defined by French law?
Vin de table and vin de pays.
Which is the largest of the fine wine producing regions in France?
Name one wine-producing district in Bordeaux which is situated between the rivers Garonne and Dordogne.
Entre-deux-Mers and Premières Côtes de Bordeaux are both located between the Garonne and Dordogne.
Which black grape variety cultivated in Bordeaux has an aroma that suggests black currants?
Cabernet Sauvignon (or Cabernet Franc)
What color are AC Médoc wines?
All AC Médoc wines are red. (34)
Which wine producing districtof Bordeaux is famous for high quality sweet white wines?
Sauternes (36)
What is the most important vine variety grown in St. Emilion?
Merlot (37)
What is the southern-most wine producing district in Burgundy?
Beaujolais (39)
Name the classic black and white grape varieties grown in Burgundy.
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (40-41)
What classification is given to the finest vineyards in Bugundy?
Grand Cru (42)
Which wine-producing district in Burgundy makes only whites?
Chablis (42)
In which wine-producing districts in Burgundy are each of the following wines made:
a) Nuits St George?
b) Meursault?
c) Pouilly Fuissé?
d) Moulin-á-Vent?
a) Côte d'Or Côte de Nuits(43)
b) Côte d'Or Côte de Beaune (43)
c) Mâconnais (43)
d) Beaujolais (44)
When is Beaujolais Nouveau released for sale?
The third Thursday in November.
Is Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the northern or southern part of the Rhône Valley?
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is in the southern part of the Rhone Valley. (48)
What are the two most important districts producing red wine in the northern Côtes du Rhône Valley?
Côtes Rôtie and Hermitage (46)
Which part of the Rhône Valley makes more wine, North or South?
The southern part of the Rhône Valley makes much more wine than the Northern part. (47)
What are the main styles of wine produced in Provence?
Dry Rosé and red wines. (49)
In which wine region are the ACs of Fitou, Côtes du Roussillon, Corbières and Minervois produced?
What is happening to high yielding vineyards on flat land in Languedoc-Roussillon?
They are being abandoned in favor of hillside locations. (50)
List thefour sub-regions of the Loire Valley in correct order from west to east.
Nantais, Anjou-Saumur, Touraine, Central Vineyards (51)
In which sub region of the Loire Valley is Muscadet produced?
Nantais (52)
What style of wine is Vouvray?
Vouvray is a white wine which may be dry, medium or sweet. IT may also be still or sparkling. (53)
What special shape of bottle is used for AC wines produced in Alsace?
All AC wines produced in Alsace are bottled in a special tall, slim, green bottle known as a "flute d'Alsace". (56)
WHat is exceptional about the climate of Alsace?
Alsace is exceptionally sunny and dry because it is protected from cloud and rain by the Vosges mountains to the west.