1.    What grape is normally NOT used in Champagne?
a.    Chardonnay
b.    Cabernet Sauvignon
c.    Pinot Noir
d.    Pinot Gris


2.    What country is true Champagne made in?
a.     France
b.     Spain
c.     United States
d.     Italy


3.     Which of these Champagne descriptions is the dryest?
a.     Brut
b.     Extra-dry
c.     Sec
d.     Demi-Sec


4.     What is the name of a Spanish sparkling wine?
a.      Rioja
b.     Sherry
c.     Cava
d.     Frexa


5.     What is the name of an Italian sparkling wine?
a.     Chianti
b.    Amarone
c.     Marsala
d.     Asti Spumanti


6.     What is the name of a German sparkling wine?
a.     Riesling
b.     Liebfraumilch
c.     Sekt
d.     Spaegle


7.     What temperature should Champagne be served at?
a.     35° F
b.     45° F
c.     55° F
d.     65° F


8.    Which food would not go well with Champagne?
a.     Sushi
b.     Fried Clams
c.     Steak in Mushroom Gravy
d.     Brie Cheese


9.      What kind of glass is best for Champagne?
a.     A tall, thin, fluted glass.
b.     A short, fat, highball glass.
c.     An angled glass, sort of like a martini glass, with a wider top than bottom.
d.     A wide glass, where the mouth is very wide and then curls slightly at the top.


10.   Did they really model the wide-mouthed “wedding Champagne Glass” on Marie Antoinette’s breast?
a.     Yes, they did
b.     No, they didn’t
11.   How dry is the Extra-Brut champagne ?
a.     between 0 & 4 g of sugar per litre
b.     between 2 & 6 g of sugar per litre
c.     between 0 & 6 g of sugar per litre
12.    What is the average alcohol contents of the Ratafia de la Champagne ?
a.     12°
b.     18°
c.     25°
13.    In a white champagne the grape Pinot Meunier is ?
a.     white
b.     black
c.     both
14.    How many villages classified Premier Cru exist in Champagne ?
a.     17
b.     40
c.     255
15.     How many types of cut are allowed in Champagne ?
a.     2
b.     3
c.     4
16.     How many years in bottle does a vintage champagne need to be sold?
a.     30 months
b.     32 months
c.     36 months
17.     When was the muselet invented?
a.     1723
b.     1844
c.     1926
18.     Champagne does not fear?
a.      vibrations
b.      light
c.      coldish temperatures (5-12°)
19.     A rosé de saignée is
a.     a champagne white to which we had red wine
b.     a pink from Provence
c.     A pink champagne obtained by maceration of black grapes
20.     When does the harvest take place?
a.     Autumn
b.     Spring
c.     Winter
21.     Chigny Les Roses is a village classified at
a.      94%
b.     100%
c.     107%
22.      A ‘Grand Cru’ Champagne can not contain?
a.     Meunier
b.     Pinot Noir
c.     Chardonnay
23.     Which grape brings the finesse to the Champagne?
a.     Pinot Noir
b.     Meunier
c.     Chardonnay
24.      What is the signification of the letters ‘MA’ on some labels?
a.     Manipulant Agréé
b.     Mauvaise Année
c.     Marque d’Acheteur
25.      What was the first export market for champagne in 2004 ?
a.     USA
b.     Japan
c.     United-Kingdom
26.      The production year on labels of vintage champagne is
a.     compulsory
b.     not compulsory
c.     does not matter
27.      The Nabuchodonosor can contain how many litres?
a.     10
b.     15
c.     20
28.      What is the ideal glass for tasting champagne?
a.     The flûte
b.     The gobelet
c.     The pint
29.      Where is the champagne region?
a.     West of Paris
b.     South of Paris
c.     East of Paris


Answers to the Sparkling quiz

1-b, 2-a, 3-a, 4-c, 5-d, 6-c, 7-b, 8-c, 9-a, 10-a,11-c, 12-b, 13-b, 14-b, 15-c, 16-c, 17-b, 18-c, 19-c, 20-a, 21-a, 22-a, 23-c, 24-c, 25-c, 26-a, 27-b, 28-a, 29-c,

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