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Wine

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Countries

Mendoza, San Juan Click to show or hide the answer
Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley Click to show or hide the answer
Reka Valley Click to show or hide the answer
Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley Click to show or hide the answer
Elqui & Limari, Aconcagua, Casablanca Valley, San Antonio, Maipo, Cachapoal, Colchagua, Curico, Maule, Itata, Biobio (Bio Bio) – all Valleys – are wine–growing regions of Click to show or hide the answer
Concha y Toro – founded in 1883 by the lawyer Melchor de Concha y Toro, and now the largest wine producer in Latin America (best–known brand Casillero del Diablo – 'the Devil's Locker') is based in
Retsina Click to show or hide the answer
Bull's Blood (Egri Bikaver) and Tokay come from Click to show or hide the answer
DOCG is a quality assurance label used for wines of Click to show or hide the answer
Barola and Orvieto are wines of
Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Marlborough and Cloudy Bay are wine–producing regions in Click to show or hide the answer
Dao, Colares, Barcelos, Bairrada, Douro and Leziria are wine–producing regions of Click to show or hide the answer
Vinho Verde comes from Click to show or hide the answer
Stellenbosch is a wine–producing region in Click to show or hide the answer

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Highest percentage of alcohol allowed in table wine Click to show or hide the answer
Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée: introduced in the year Click to show or hide the answer

Medium–sweet sparkling Italian wine named after a town in Piedmont Click to show or hide the answer
Town on the Garonne, 50km from Bordeaux, famous for its sweet white wines Click to show or hide the answer
Film of shining scales found on the surface of wine Click to show or hide the answer
Garonne, Dordogne, Gironde: principal rivers of Click to show or hide the answer
Claret: traditional English name for the light red wines of Click to show or hide the answer
Medoc, St. Emilion, Pomerol, Fronsac, Graves, Sauternes, Barsac: appellations of Click to show or hide the answer
Used to fortify red wine for port Click to show or hide the answer
Egri Bikaver (wine from Eger in Hungary): bikaver means Click to show or hide the answer
Beaune, Fleurie, Macon, Chablis, Cote d'Or, Maconnais: wines of Click to show or hide the answer
Cote d'Or, Saone–et–Loire, Yonne : main areas of Click to show or hide the answer
Sparkling wine from Catalonia, sometimes referred to as Spanish Champagne Click to show or hide the answer
100 miles south–west of Paris, famous for its good quality Chardonnay–based white wine Click to show or hide the answer
French term for wine served at room temperature Click to show or hide the answer
France's most northerly wine region; major centres are Epernay and Rheims Click to show or hide the answer
Adding sugar to fermenting wine to increase the alcohol content Click to show or hide the answer
Principal grape used to make white burgundy Click to show or hide the answer
English name for the light red wines of Bordeaux Click to show or hide the answer
Charge in a restaurant for serving wine bought off the premises Click to show or hide the answer
Camel Valley is the largest vineyard in Click to show or hide the answer
French term, used for sparkling wines from the Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Loire regions (among others) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
French word for a vat of blended wine of uniform quality Click to show or hide the answer
Word used in France, particularly in Burgundy, for an estate that makes wine from grapes grown in its own vineyard Click to show or hide the answer
Port is made (from grapes grown) in the valley of the Click to show or hide the answer
(German) wine produced from grapes that were picked when frozen Click to show or hide the answer
'Robust' means Click to show or hide the answer
Word used to describe German wines of high quality Click to show or hide the answer
First recorded mise–en–bouteille au Château (1846) Click to show or hide the answer
Produced since ancient times in Emilia–Romagna and Lombardy: its most famous variety is a frothy, slightly sparkling red, designed to be drunk young; exported in huge volumes in the 1970s and 1980s Click to show or hide the answer
Minervois and Corbiéres  are wines of (French region) Click to show or hide the answer
LBV Click to show or hide the answer
German wine: name literally means 'milk of the beloved woman' Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
London–based exchange for investment–grade wines, founded 1999 (stands for London International Vintners Exchange) Click to show or hide the answer
French river valley / region: home of Muscadet, Vouvray, Sancerre Click to show or hide the answer
'Rainwater' is a pale variety of Click to show or hide the answer
Sercial, Verdelho, boal and malmsey, in ascending order of sweetness, are wines of Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Grape variety – originally French – believed to be named after the Hungarian peasant who spread it around France; now associated particularly with Argentina Click to show or hide the answer
Sweet Madeira wine, named after the port in Greece that such wines were historically shipped from Click to show or hide the answer
Champagne is made (from grapes grown) in the valley of the Click to show or hide the answer
Dark, sweet dessert wine named after a port in Sicily Click to show or hide the answer
The rivers Saar and Ruwer are tributaries of the Click to show or hide the answer
French term (literally 'sparkling'), used for sparkling wines that don't qualify to be described as Champagne or crémant Click to show or hide the answer
The wire that keeps the cork in a bottle of sparkling wine Click to show or hide the answer
Beaujolais Nouveau is released on the third Thursday of Click to show or hide the answer
Blind Benedictine monk, cellarman at the Abbey Haut Villiers, 1668–1715; said to have invented Champagne Click to show or hide the answer
Main grape for red burgundy; also used in champagne Click to show or hide the answer
Associated with the River Douro; can by Ruby or Tawny (q.v.) Click to show or hide the answer
Popular sparkling wine from the Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli–Venezia Giulia: made from at least 85% Glera grape (previously known by the same name as the wine); the main ingredient of the true Bellini cocktail Click to show or hide the answer
The dimple in the bottom of a wine bottle Click to show or hide the answer
Dreaded vine louse, native to North America, which destroyed most of Europe's vines in the 1860s Click to show or hide the answer
Italian region: home to Barolo, Barbaresco and Asti Click to show or hide the answer
Popular Greek wine flavoured with pine resin Click to show or hide the answer
Hock comes from the (German river vally / region) Click to show or hide the answer
French river valley / region: home of Chateauneuf–du–Pape and Crozes–Hermitage Click to show or hide the answer
Sake Click to show or hide the answer
Principal wine region of Spain Click to show or hide the answer
The cheapest and most extensively produced type of port wine; stored in stainless steel (or concrete) tanks after fermentation, to prevent oxidative aging and to preserve its rich claret colour Click to show or hide the answer
Famous Japanese rice wine, often drunk warm Click to show or hide the answer
White wine of Bordeaux, mainly Semillon grape – "the world's greatest sweet white" Click to show or hide the answer
Syrah, a French grape, is known in Australia as Click to show or hide the answer
"Just as there are good, bad and indifferent people, so there are good, bad and indifferent wines" Click to show or hide the answer
Petillant, cremant, mousseux (to ascending degrees); sekt in Germany or Czech Click to show or hide the answer
Found in grape skins, responsible for the bitter taste (also in tea) Click to show or hide the answer
Principal acid found in grapes and wine Click to show or hide the answer
Term used for port wines made from red grapes and aged in wooden barrels, exposing them to gradual oxidation and evaporation so that they gradually mellow to a golden–brown colour Click to show or hide the answer
Major grape variety used in Rioja – also known as Cencibel. Name is Spanish for "little early one" Click to show or hide the answer
German for 'dry' – including wines Click to show or hide the answer
Region of Italy in which Chianti is produced Click to show or hide the answer
Gap between the wine and the cork Click to show or hide the answer
'Brut' means Click to show or hide the answer
Champagne house, based in Reims, affectionately known as 'The Widow' – named after the widow of the son of its founder, who took over the company in 1805 (33 years after its foundation) following her husband's death Click to show or hide the answer
Liebfraumilch wines came originally from vineyards near (German city) Click to show or hide the answer

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