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The Wonderful World of Wine

Can you answer these questions about wine?
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What is the English translation of the Roman phrase "in vino veritas"?
In wine, truth
What famous California wine valley starts with the letter N?
Napa
What country does Rioja wine come from?
Spain
What is the term for a place where wine is grown?
Vineyard
What French word, meaning "castle", also refers to a wine-growing estate?
Château
Who was the Greek god of wine?
Dionysus
If you buy a bottle of Dom Pérignon, what type of wine are you buying?
Champagne
Who is credited with the miracle of turning water into wine?
Jesus
What is the most commonly-grown wine grape in France? (hint: starts with M)
Merlot
How many milliliters in size is a typical wine bottle?
750
What is the name for a wine bottle that is twice the normal size?
Magnum
What did the Romans use to sweeten their wine which might have caused brain damage?
Lead
What country's wines are made mostly from Malbec grapes?
Argentina
What tiny nation consumes 74 liters of wine per person per year, the most of any country?
Vatican City
What liquor is produced by distilling wine?
Brandy
On what Jewish holiday is it customary to drink four glasses of wine with dinner?
Passover
In what modern-day country did the Vikings found the settlement of Vinland?
Canada
What type of Italian wine is traditionally packaged in a bottle inside a straw basket,
known as a "fiasco"
Chianti
41 Comments
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Level 77
Jan 3, 2022
Isn't grappa also distilled from wine?
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Level 93
Jan 3, 2022
Grappa is distilled from the solids - skins, pulp, seeds, stems - not from the wine itself.
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Level 77
Jan 3, 2022
I was wondering why it is not cognac. Because it is brandy.
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Level 83
Jan 4, 2022
Cognac is a regional type of brandy, like champagne vs. sparkling wine.
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Level 84
Jan 3, 2022
"...place where wine is grown."

This cracked me up.

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Level 68
Jan 3, 2022
I was looking for the first comment on that! You win!
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Level 78
Jan 4, 2022
Can someone explain what is so noteworthy about that?
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Level 78
Jan 4, 2022
Ok, thanks. But I searched the net and many reputable websites use the phrase, including those of vineyards. Journals on viticulture also write about winegrowing.
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Level 88
Jan 4, 2022
Perhaps because of the homophones (whine, groan) for words used?
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Level 78
Feb 18, 2022
^There was a comment in between both of mine above explaining that wine isn't grown, grapes are.
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Level 46
Mar 11, 2024
Lol! Yes only grapes grow.
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Level 64
Jan 4, 2022
Does it grow on trees? Or is it a root vegetable? ;)
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Level 85
Jan 4, 2022
Apparently, it "grows on trees" in the Vatican! ;-)
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Level 74
Jan 7, 2022
"where grapes are grown" or "where wine is produced"
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Level 65
Jan 6, 2022
Type mostly used in cooking ___________
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Level 75
Feb 18, 2022
cooking wine
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Level 59
Jul 2, 2024
Sherry, Niles?
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Level 69
Jan 9, 2022
Wine is awesome.
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Level 90
Feb 18, 2022
Wine is overrated.
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Level 60
Feb 19, 2022
Stop wine-ing.
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Level 46
Mar 11, 2024
Agreed from someone whose face turns red. Must be an allergy.
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Level 70
Jul 1, 2024
it could be a reaction to sulfite or alcohol flush reaction.
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Level 89
Jan 20, 2022
I feel like the last clue needs to mention something about some fava beans...;)
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Level 73
Feb 18, 2022
Although the book refers to Amarone. Changed to make sense to moviegoers like me who never heard of that variety.
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Level 57
Feb 18, 2022
Wouldn't it be better to ask, 'What is the term for a place where wine grapes are grown?'
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Level 79
Feb 18, 2022
A question mark is missing from the last question.
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Level 76
Feb 18, 2022
allow vinyard without the e? i’ve only ever heard it said and it could have been spelt like that
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Level 46
Mar 11, 2024
Me too. I spelled it without first.
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Level 68
Feb 18, 2022
11/18, in high school and muslim so I don't plan on drinking anytime soon so I'm proud of my knowledge. Cool to learn about the lead sweetening
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Level 46
Mar 11, 2024
I just abstain because I don't like it nor because anyone told me to.
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Level 82
Feb 19, 2022
Sathya Sai Baba is also credited with turning water into wine, and also petrol, and has millions of living eye witnesses to his alleged miracles today.
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Level 46
Mar 11, 2024
Sure... Just like the hugging lady. She made billions.
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Level 58
Feb 20, 2022
so the pope is consuming 74 litres of wine per year?
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Level 46
Mar 11, 2024
Lmao! You are hilarious! There was this priest who used to drink A LOT of the wine in the chalice each Sunday. I never felt the Divin e in a building. It was too late at six I had already bonded with the Divine in Nature like the Native Americans. I feel the Creator hugging a cypress or an oak or swimming in the Mediterranean.
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Level 73
Feb 20, 2022
More like, Pass-out-over
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Level 46
Mar 11, 2024
Lol!
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Level 60
Feb 25, 2022
Didn't the Romans use boiled down grape juice to sweeten their wine? The container used to boil the grape juice was made of lead but they weren't sweetening the wine with lead specifically, rather a syrup that had been contaminated by the vessel used to make it.
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Level 46
Mar 11, 2024
I love grape juice but I don't like wine.
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Level 75
Jul 28, 2023
How about accepting some alternatives for the first question, like "the truth", "there is the truth"?
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Level 78
Jan 11, 2024
Bacchus should also be accepted.
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Level 46
Mar 11, 2024
I typed that first but it's Roman.the winos love Dionysus. All the magazines devoted to viticulture seem to know Dionysus but never mention Bacchus. Weird.