Test the Wine Wizard: Zinfandel Quiz

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Test the Wine Wizard: Zinfandel Quiz

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  1. The heritage of the Zinfandel appears to be
    • Italian
    • French
    • Croatian
    • Australian
    • None of the above
  2. It’s believed that the Zinfandel grape is genetically related to
    • Nebbiolo
    • Primitivo
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Cabernet Franc
    • Malbec
  3. Zinfandel acreage coverage grape ranks where in California?
    • First
    • Second
    • Third
    • Fourth
    • Fifth
  4. Zinfandel is grown strictly in California
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Which describes the Zinfandel grapes the best
    • Thin skinned, easy to grow, disease resistant
    • Thin skinned, difficult to grow, disease resistant
    • Thick skinned, easy to grow, prone to bunch rot
    • Thick skinned, difficult to grow, prone to bunch rot
    • Thin skinned, difficult to grow, prone to bunch rot
  6. Which style of Zinfandel sells more in the United States
    • Classic Red Zinfandel
    • White (Blush or Rose) Zinfandel
  7. The “typical” profile of red Zinfandel wine is
    • light ruby color, floral and strawberry aromas
    • light ruby color with cherry and allspice aromas
    • dark grape color; blackberry, raisin, peppery, anise aromas
    • dark grape color; dark cherry and chocolate aromas
    • None of the above
  8. All of the following are known for quality Zinfandel production except
    • San Diego County
    • Amador region
    • Santa Cruz Mtns
    • Sonoma County
    • Russian River Valley
  9. Red Zinfandel can pair with all but the following
    • Shellfish
    • Hamburger
    • Pizza
    • Grilled or stewed beef
    • Spicy Mexican cuisine
  10. White Zinfandel can pair with all but the following
    • Barbecued chicken
    • Asian cuisine
    • mild cheeses
    • hamburger
    • lamb stew