Getting a Pinot Noir barrel sample at Privato Winery

How Familiar Are You With Oak Barrels? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  May 26, 2024  0 Comments on How Familiar Are You With Oak Barrels? Take the Quiz.

Oak barrels are important in the production of many red wines and some white wines.  Barrels can be used to ferment the wine, or they can be used to age the wine after it has been fermented in another vessel like a stainless steel tank.  Where the barrels originate as well as the production of the barrels can affect the…

Syrah grapes

Get Down To Basics With My Grape Vine Quiz

 mywinepal  May 4, 2024

We all are wine lovers here and know that wine comes from grapes, but how much do we know about grape vines?  Hopefully, many of you have visited a winery and were able to walk a little into their vineyards, to view the vines, see the grapes hanging, or maybe even the blossoms in the Spring.  I highly recommend visiting…

Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages AOC label

Take the Beaujolais Wine Quiz!

 mywinepal  April 27, 2024

Beaujolais wines have garnered immense popularity for their vibrant fruitiness and easy-drinking nature. Nestled just south of Burgundy in France, Beaujolais is often overlooked for its more famous neighbour. Beaujolais’ youthful exuberance pairs excellently with a variety of dishes, including charcuterie, roast chicken, and light pasta dishes. Beaujolais also complements classic French cuisine such as coq au vin and beef…

Colmar in Alsace

Do You Love Alsatian Wines? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  March 9, 2024

The history of wines from Alsace traces back centuries, with evidence of viticulture dating to Roman times. Situated in northeastern France, Alsace’s unique terroir, characterized by its cool climate, varied soils, and abundant sunshine, has fostered the cultivation of distinctive aromatic white grape varieties along with Pinot Noir. Today, Alsace wines enjoy global acclaim, renowned for their quality, versatility, and…

Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2017

How Much Do You Know About Burgundy? Take The Quiz.

 mywinepal  February 25, 2024  2 Comments on How Much Do You Know About Burgundy? Take The Quiz.

Burgundy is one of the most famous and prestigious wine regions in France, producing some of the world’s finest reds from Pinot Noir and whites from Chardonnay. Burgundy’s diverse terroir, characterized by limestone, clay, and marl soils, imparts distinctive mineral qualities and nuances to the wines, reflecting the specific vineyard sites known as climats.  Burgundy’s winemakers, steeped in centuries-old tradition…

How Well Do You Know the Wines of the Rhône Valley? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  February 10, 2024

The history of Rhône Valley wines dates back to ancient times, with evidence of winemaking in the region dating back to at least 600 BC. The Romans further developed viticulture in the area; over the centuries, the region’s wines gained renown for their quality.  Rhône Valley wines remain popular due to their diverse range of styles, from bold and spicy…

A range of Valpolicella wines including Ripasso and Amarone

Test Your Knowledge of Veneto Wines of Italy With This Quiz

 mywinepal  January 28, 2024

Are you a wine lover who wants to test your knowledge of the Verona (Veneto) region of Italy? Verona is one of the most famous wine capitals in the world, producing a variety of top-quality wines from different grapes and terroir.  Both red and white wines. Take this fun 5-question quiz and see how much you know about Verona’s wines!

Vietti Barbera and Barolo wines

Take the Wines from Piedmonte Region of Italy Quiz

 mywinepal  January 14, 2024

Piedmonte is a region in northwestern Italy that produces some of the most famous and prestigious wines in the world, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Moscato and Asti. How much do you know about these wines and their characteristics? Test your knowledge with this fun 5-question quiz and learn some interesting facts along the way!

Wine and food celebration

The 2024 New Year Mixed Case Quiz

 mywinepal  January 6, 2024

Instead of starting the New Year with a quiz on one topic, I thought I’d give you a “mixed case” to savour.  There are questions about wine, spirits, and food pairing.  So you need to be a well-rounded epicurean.  Also, I will be posting quizzes this year every other week.  Have fun with this 5-question quiz.

La Gitana Manzanilla sherry

Time to Test Your Sherry Knowledge with this Quiz

 mywinepal  December 23, 2023

Sherry, a fortified wine with a rich and storied history, traces its origins back to the sun-drenched vineyards of the Jerez region in southern Spain. Dating back to the 9th century, this distinctive wine has endured centuries of transformation and refinement. Sherry gained international acclaim in the 18th century when British merchants developed a taste for its unique flavours. After…