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Quiz: How much do you know about wine?

Wine not try this quiz, to celebrate the weekend.

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IN VINO VERITAS is the Latin phrase used to suggest that wine (and other alcoholic drinks) can sometimes ease the truth out of a person. 

So in current circumstances, where we’ve been kept indoors for the majority of the day, enjoying a bottle of wine can be a hazardous activity. 

So here’s a few facts on wine that might ease tensions, which seem all-too inevitable at the moment…

Which one of these words is not used by wine experts to describe what wine tastes like?
Austere
Oaky

Fat
Pleasant
Which one of these is not a type of grape?
Pinot Noir
Chianti

Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Where has a quarter of the world’s Chardonnay plantings, more than anywhere else in the world?
Burgundy, France
Auckland, New Zealand

California, USA
Burgenland, Austria
The oldest known bottle of wine, called the Speyer wine bottle, dates back to what year?
Around 200 BC
Around 350 AD

Around 1450 AD
Around 1700 AD
Where is the Shiraz grape from originally?
Iran
Australia

Italy
France
Which country has the earliest known traces of wine culture?
France
Spain

Greece
Georgia
How many grapes on average are in a bottle of wine?
Up to 100
Between 200-450

Between 500-800
At least 900
Why should bottles of wine be stored lying down?
To stop the bottle from falling over
To help stop the wine from spoiling

To make the bottle easier to open
It’s an old tradition and doesn’t do anything
From what country did Ireland import most of its wine in 2017, both in terms of volume (over 83 million litres) and value (almost €50 millions worth)?
Italy
The United States

Australia
Chile
How should Moët be pronounced?
With the t
The t is silent
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
A glass of wine might help right now.
Hard luck.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
A glass of wine could wash that quiz result down well.
Fair play.
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You scored out of !
You've earned yourself a glass of wine!
Well done.
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