Looks like nobody found the answer to last week’s question about the wine that is often given for Valentine’s Day due to its having a big heart on the label. It was Chateau Calon-Ségur, a troisième cru wine from the St-Estèphe region of Bordeaux.
Now for this week, let’s do a picture round! What is the following painting, and how is it related to wine?
Congratulations to Confessions of a Wine Geek for answering the previous question correctly. The Dukes of Burgundy banned Gamay from their territories and the Chevaliers du Tastevin hold their meetings at the Chateau de Vougeot.
This week, here is a language related quiz. I listed a few English words that are a rough translation of grape varieties names from different languages. Can you find the grape variety and the language it was translated from? Some are really easy, some are trickier.
2) Spicy Traminer
3) Little sweet one
4) Black pinecone
5) Black black (2 languages)
6) Little green one
7) Little early one
It’s time for the results of the previous trivia question:
If we exclude Burgundy from the equation, what is the smallest AOC in France?
What is this AOC? Which region does it belong to? What’s the main / only variety used there? Within which other AOC is it enclaved?
All answers were found by the Drunken Cyclist, congratulations! The smallest AOC outside of Burgundy is indeed Chateau-Grillet, enclaved within Condrieu and using the same variety, Viognier in the Northern Rhone region.
The new question should be easy of you have read some previous entries from my blog. What grape variety was banned by the Dukes of Burgundy because it was “disloyal”? Subsidiary questions: which wine tasting knightly order was founded in Burgundy? Which castle is their basis of operations?
All right, new category! Taking inspiration from The Drunken Cyclist and his Trivia Wednesdays posts, I will start asking trivia questions as well. I think it will be a little different in format as I’d rather give a longer, single question with context and hints than a set of questions with multiple choices.
I mentioned in an earlier post that small vineyards and thus small production were major causes of high prices for French wines. Burgundy was my example, especially when considering the tiny Grand Cru parcels and the wines they produce. The map of AOCs in Burgundy can get pretty maze-like and the smallest AOC in France is La Romanée Grand Cru in the Cote de Nuits. But if we exclude Burgundy from the equation, what is the smallest AOC in France?
What is this AOC? Which region does it belong to? What’s the main / only variety used there? Which AOC is it completely enclosed in?