What Do You Know About Wine?

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2019-02-25 21:25:08
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What Do You Know About Wine?

Wine is considered one of the noblest drinks in the world. Winemaking dates back to the time out of memory. Wine is mentioned in the Bible and the Quran, Greek and Roman mythology. It should be mentioned that almost every nation has its legend telling about the appearance of an ambrosian elixir —  wine.

Let's find out how well you're good at wine?

What's the year of the oldest bottle of wine?

The world’s oldest bottle of wine was found near German city Speyer and dates back to 325 A.D. The exhibit is located in the Historical Museum of the Palatinate.

1856

1476

978

325

How should you hold a glass of wine?

According to rules of decorum, you need to hold a glass of wine towards the base of the stem in order not to heat the drink with your palm and thus not to spoil its taste qualities.

What's the name of a winemaking specialist?

Enologist is a winemaking specialist who evaluates soil, water and the drink itself, and sommelier is responsible for purchase, storage and providing clients with best wines.

Enologist

Sommelier

Somnologist

Phoniatrist

How many grams of grapes do you need for one bottle of wine?

It takes about 1 kg of grapes to make a bottle of wine.

500 g

1 kg

3 kg

5 kg

What do you think, can one of the world's best wines cost below $10?

Rose wine Côtes de Provence Rosé was recognized as one of the world’s best wines. It became the silver winner of the International Wine Contest – a true Oscar for winemakers. You can buy it for $9.

Yes, it's possible

No way!

What was the cost of the world's most expensive bottle of wine?

Château Cheval Blanc of 1947 is considered the most expensive sold bottle of wine. It was sold to an unknown fan of the drink at an auction in Geneva for $ 304 375.

$120 000

$221 000

$304 000

$587 000

When did the corkscrew appear?

The first corkscrew appeared only in 1795. There was no need for it before – wine was kept in casks and was served to the table in special jars.

In 976

In 1475

In 1617

In 1795

How many calories does a glass of red wine hold?

A glass of red wine holds about 110 calories.

85 calories

110 calories

150 calories

175 calories

How many times is wine mentioned in the Bible?

Wine is mentioned in the Bible 450 times.

130 times

240 times

380 times

450 times

How many litres of wine does the biggest barrel contain?

The Heidelberg Tun is considered the biggest wine cask. It was produced from excellent oak by Werner M. with a capacity of 212 422 l.

50 000 l

100 000 l

150 000 l

200 000 l

What is the ideal temperature for wine storage?

The ideal temperature for wine storage is 10-12°С. That's why the kitchen and fridge are no places for bottles of wine.

6-8 °С

10-12 °С

16-18 °С

22-24 °С

Amateur

It's not a big deal, now you know much more. As a bonus, we made up a list of red wines below 3000 roubles. Samples, which got a high appraisal from great Robert Parker in different years, entered the list. 90-92 scores are a great result for this price bracket.La Montesa – 92 scores. An elegant and intensive wine from famous Spanish winemaker Alvaro Palacios. The wine aroma reveals the tones of forest berries, cedar and spices enriched with notes of chocolate and coffee. Silky taste leaves a long berry train. La Massa – 92 scores. An energetic wine with a struct chorus of various voices: blackberry, licorice, oak and hazel. There's luxurious velvet in taste, and blackcurrant jam from our childhood in aftertaste.Petalos  – 92 scores. Another one creature of the Palacios family, namely, Alvaro's nephew - Ricardo Repez, an outstanding young winemaker. This tantalizing and vivid red wine entered TOP-100 best wines according to Wine Spectator numerous times. There are chords of black berries, plum and flowers in elegant flavour. Taurasi  – 92 scores. This wine became a symbol of winemaking rebirth of southern Italy. Berries, cherry and camphor play the first part in aroma, tabaccoo and spicies are responsible for the second one. Taste is perfectly structured and pleasantly velvet, and there's sea-breeze in aftertaste. Share the result with your friends and drink only good wine!

Sommelier

You're very good at wine.  Especially for you, we made up a list of red wines below 3000 roubles. Samples, which got a high appraisal from great Robert Parker in different years, entered the list. 90-92 scores are a great result for this price bracket. We hope you'll find something interesting for you.La Montesa – 92 scores. An elegant and intensive wine from famous Spanish winemaker Alvaro Palacios. The wine aroma reveals the tones of forest berries, cedar and spices enriched with notes of chocolate and coffee. Silky taste leaves a long berry train. La Massa – 92 scores. An energetic wine with a struct chorus of various voices: blackberry, licorice, oak and hazel. There's luxurious velvet in taste, and blackcurrant jam from our childhood in aftertaste.Petalos  – 92 scores. Another one creature of the Palacios family, namely, Alvaro's nephew - Ricardo Repez, an outstanding young winemaker. This tantalizing and vivid red wine entered TOP-100 best wines according to Wine Spectator numerous times. There are chords of black berries, plum and flowers in elegant flavour. Taurasi  – 92 scores. This wine became a symbol of winemaking rebirth of southern Italy. Berries, cherry and camphor play the first part in aroma, tabaccoo and spicies are responsible for the second one. Taste is perfectly structured and pleasantly velvet, and there's sea-breeze in aftertaste. Share the result with your friends and drink only good wine!