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Red Wine... or White?

Try to guess whether each grape varietal produces a red wine or a white wine.
Quiz by interopia
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Last updated: April 25, 2023
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First submittedJanuary 10, 2022
Times taken11,870
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1. Riesling
Red
White
2. Cabernet sauvignon
Red
White
3. Merlot
Red
White
4. Syrah / shiraz
Red
White
5. Pinot grigio
Red
White
6. Pinot noir
Red
White
7. Sémillon
Red
White
8. Chardonnay
Red
White
9. Malbec
Red
White
10. Sauvignon blanc
Red
White
11. Sangiovese
Red
White
12. Zinfandel
Red
White
13. Nebbiolo
Red
White
14. Tempranillo
Red
White
15. Gewürztraminer
Red
White
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Level 88
Feb 3, 2022
Good idea!
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Level 90
Feb 2, 2023
Second this.
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Level 76
Apr 25, 2023
Tricky because the answers are not in the same spot for each question. Is it possible to make it so that one is always on top of the other and consistent?
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Level ∞
Apr 25, 2023
Yes, fixed. Sorry about that!
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Level 83
Apr 25, 2023
I know nothing about wine I don't even like it so I guessed all apart for the blanc one and fluked a 11/15 .Good idea for a quiz.
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Level 70
May 13, 2023
Similar for me, I completely guessed 11 of the 15 answers and ended up 12/15 correct. Just went off of vibes.
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Level 84
Apr 26, 2023
It all depends upon your appetite.
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Level 81
May 14, 2023
I'll meet you any time you want
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Level 63
Apr 26, 2023
Based on the percentage I wasn't the only one tricked by the fact there's a wine called White Zinfandel (although that also isn't a white apparently).
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Level 79
Apr 26, 2023
Yes, "White Zin" is a pink color. But not pink like the Pepto Bismol you will need to counteract that heartburn-in-a-bottle masquerading as wine.
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Level 77
Apr 28, 2023
Yeah, that's a fun one. Zinfandel is a red grape, but they make white zin by removing the skins before fermenting. The skins are what give most reds their hue, and their astringency. So you end up with a lighter color and lighter flavor that's sweeter and fruitier, and makes a better slushie.
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Level 67
May 15, 2023
Thanks for this explanation.
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Level 52
May 13, 2023
Pinot noir is also the main grape for champagne (the skin is removed). Champagne counts as a white wine no?
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Level 43
May 13, 2023
Almost all of the red grapes can produce white wines so this quiz doesn't really make sense
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Level 71
May 13, 2023
I was going to contradict you saying "yes, kind of, but blanc de blancs and blanc de noirs are still distinct," though, and red vs. white grapes is a real distinciton.

But you're actually totally right, it could be fixed by asking about the color of the grape, and also, the instructions refer to "varietal" incorrectly, it should be "variety". Grapes come in varieties, while wine can be a "varietal"--meaning made principally from one variety of grape.

I like wine.

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Level 79
May 13, 2023
Zinfandel is ambiguous because it is also made into rosé (blush, pink, whatever you want to call it).
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Level 81
May 14, 2023
That's white zinfandel, which is a sweet rose. Zinfandel is a red wine grape.
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Level 44
May 13, 2023
Zinfandel is not red, it is blush and much closer to white than red. It is also on the sweeter side like many white wines vs the dry to semi-dry of red wines.
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Level 81
May 14, 2023
You are referring to white zinfandel. The zinfandel grape is a red wine grape, in such wines as....Zinfandel, which is a red wine.
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Level 51
May 17, 2023
Very ignorant comment. Also, there are plenty of dry white wines.
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Level 51
May 17, 2023
Super easy, got them all in 30 seconds. Helps that these are all very common varietals.