I Study Wine

UPDATED, April 17

Quiz, Wednesday, May 8

Fortified Wines

Identify the dominant grape varieties used to make port

explain the process of making ruby and tawny port and what makes them different

explain the different styles of ruby and tawny port

Identify climate of the Douro Valley

Sparkling Wine

write the process of the traditional method and explain each step

know the different terms used for the traditional method and what country uses which term

identify and explain alternative methods for making sparkling wine

know the climate and soil of Champagne

know the dominant grape varieties for champagne, cava, sekt, asti, franciacorta, and prosecco (some may be strictly regulated, others may have multiple grapes to choose from)

Spain

Discuss wine making methods, laws/designations and general terms using wine industry terminology in Rioja

Argentina: dominant grape varieties and laws

Argentina: characteristics of the Mendoza appellation

Chile: characteristics of the Central and Rapel Valley appellations (quality producers are less important at this time)

Chile: dominant grape varieties and laws

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Quiz, November 1, North America, California, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa

Read a wine label for all regions.

Explain the factors that lead to prohibition, what the realities of prohibition were, why prohibition came to an end.

Identify who the following people are and their legacy

  • Robert Mondavi, Frank Schoonmaker, Helen Turley, Robert Foley, Cesar Chavez, Randall Grahm, Brother Timothy, Gustave Niebaum, Andre Tchelistcheff, Warren Winiarski, Merry Edwards, Dr. Konstantin Frank.

General influences/affects/effects of climate and state located for:  Napa Valley, Russion River Valley, Lodi, Sonoma Coast, Carneros, Rutherford, Santa Barbara, Finger Lakes, North Fork Long Island, Columbia Valley, Willamette Valley

Identify the

Read a wine label from all regions and countries listed below. Think about how the wines of CA, WA, OR, NY, AU, and NZ,  may be best represented on a wine list (food and wine pairing).

Identify the widely planted grape varieties, climate and wine label regulations of Barossa Valley, Margaret River

Identify the grape varieties, climate, and wine label regulations of Marlborough, NZ

Quiz, March 13

Germany

  • name the four most widely planted white grape varieties in Germany
  • name the dominant red grapes variety of German
  • identify the two methods for adding sugar to Qualitswein. Explain each method and the purpose for adding the sugar
  • describe the general climate of Germany. What are some techniques used to grow grapes by German viticulturists?
  • Identify the information on a German Pradikatswien label
  • Identify and define Pradikatswien wine categories
  • Identify the thirteen Anbaugebiete of Germany (not on a map)
  • Review “terms to know” on the powerpoint lecture of Germany
 Italy
Identify and explain the various PDO and PGI categories of Italian wine

Name the dominant grape variety for the following DOC and DOCG and state if it is white, red, rose, sweet or sparkling:

  • Piedmont: Barolo, Barbaresco, Cortese di Gavi, Barbera d’Asti, Moscato d’Asti
  • Tuscany: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
  • Veneto: Prosecco, Soave Superiore, Valpolicella, Amarone

Identify the information on an Italian wine label

Review the “terms to know” on the Powerpoint of Italy

Wednesday, February 27

Preparation for this exam is purely memorization, make flash cards, create a rhyme, use¬†mnemonic devises, use the tools you always use to memorize a song, a poem…

The format is mostly fill in the blank

How will you know the answers to this exam? #istudywine.

  • What do European Union wine laws regulate?
  • What does “Cru” mean?
  • Identify the ten Cru of Beaujolais
  • Identify the names of the five Premiers Cru of Bordeaux
  • Name wine regions on a map of France
  • The Rhone Valley: All information can be found in the text book. though this is one region, many difference make the north and south of the region distinct
    • General Climate¬† and geography conditions of the northern Rhone
    • General Climate and geography conditions of the southern Rhone
    • Know the influence of the Mistral Winds
    • Style of wine, grape varieties for:
      • Crozes Hermitage
      • Tavel
      • Gigondas (Dominant Varieties)
      • Chateauneuf du Pape (Dominant Varieties)
  • ¬†Bordeaux: general climate conditions
    • Style of wine, grape varieties for:
      • Medoc
      • Pessac-Leognan
      • Sauternes
      • Pomerol
      • St. Emillion
  • ¬†Burgundy: General climate conditions,
    • styles of wine, grape varieties
      • Cote de Nuits
      • Cote de Beaune
      • Beaujolais (vinification method)
      • Chablis
  • Alsace: General Climate (affect of proximity to the Vosge Mountains)
    • grape varieties
    • What makes Alsatian wines different than other wines of France?
  • Loire Valley: General Climate for each appellation
    • style of wine and grape varieties
      • Sancerre
      • Chinon:
      • Anjou (as an appellation, including but not limited to rose d’anjou)

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Quiz, Wednesday, February 13

Viticulture, Vinification

  • list 6 White Vitis Vinifera Grape Varieties

  • list 6 Red Vitis Vinifera grape Varieties

  • Explain the factors that affect the taste of wine

  • identify the stages of the vine cycle
  • identify the parts of a grape vine
  • Write Formula for fermentation

  • Vinification of white wine

  • Vinification of red wine

  • Vinification of rose wine

  • Vinification of Traditional Method and Charmat Method

The following information has not been updated Spring 2019

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BEER

Objective: Discuss beer making methods using beer industry terminology

Identify and describe the process used to make Lager Beer

Objective: Explain the factors that affect the taste of beer

Identify the ingredients used to make beer

Identify and describe bottle conditioning

 

 

 

 

Quiz, Thursday, October 11,  Italy and Germany

Students can bring hand written notes to class for the quiz on Italy and Germany. Students will have five minutes at the start of class to transfer their notes to a piece of paper (one sided) which can be used during the quiz. The notes will be collected with the quiz. The text book will be NOT be available as you prepare for the quiz, only the hand written notes you bring to class.

 

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Thursday, September 27

Preparation for this exam is purely memorization, make flash cards, create a rhyme, use¬†mnemonic devises, use the tools you always use to memorize a song, a poem…

The format is mostly fill in the blank

How will you know the answers to this exam? #istudywine.

  • What do European Union wine laws regulate?
  • What does “Cru” mean?
  • Identify the five Cru levels of the Haut Medoc
  • Identify the two Cru levels of Burgundy
  • Identify the ten Cru of Beaujolais
  • Name wine regions (not appellations) on a map of France
  • The Rhone Valley: General Climate conditions, influence of the Mistral Winds on trellising and vineyard conditions
    • Style of wine, grape varieties for:
      • Crozes Hermitage
      • Tavel
      • Gigondas (Dominant Varieties)
      • Chateauneuf du Pape (Dominant Varieties)
  • ¬†Bordeaux: general climate conditions
    • Style of wine, grape varieties for:
      • Medoc
      • Graves
      • Sauternes
      • Pomeral
      • St. Emillion
  • ¬†Burgundy: General climate conditions,
    • styles of wine, grape varieties
      • Cote de Nuits
      • Cote de Beaune
      • Beaujolais (vinification method and identification of cru villages)
      • Chablis
  • Alsace: General Climate (affect of proximity to the Vosge Mountains)
    • grape varieties
    • What makes Alsatian wines different than other wines of France?
  • Loire Valley: General Climate for each appellation
    • style of wine and grape varieties
      • Sancerre
      • Chinon:
      • Anjou (as an appellation, including but not limited to rose d’anjou)

 

 

 

 

 

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