Decanter Port Quiz

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Decanter Port Quiz

Post by nac » 09:42 Thu 12 Nov 2020

Unsure if this has been highlighted before, but found this...

https://www.decanter.com/learn/winequiz ... ge-349728/

Not particularly difficult, but mildly amusing.

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Re: Decanter Port Quiz

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Re: Decanter Port Quiz

Post by JacobH » 11:53 Fri 13 Nov 2020

nac wrote:
09:53 Thu 12 Nov 2020
And this one...

https://www.decanter.com/learn/winequiz ... ge-388549/
That one is a bit more demanding! I failed on the “where is Rutherglen” question and the percentage of spirit in a vin doux naturel. Both were 50:50 and I got them wrong.

I was interested that quite a substantial number of people (20%) thought that LBV is more expensive than VP and very few people got the number of grape varieties authorised for use in Port correct. The latter is just a bit of trivia but I think the former demonstrates that the categorisation of Ports is not particularly obvious (c.f. SQVP usually being a secondary wine to VP whereas elsewhere you might expect the non-blended wine to be the premium product).
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Re: Decanter Port Quiz

Post by Glenn E. » 17:17 Fri 13 Nov 2020

nac wrote:
09:53 Thu 12 Nov 2020
And this one...

https://www.decanter.com/learn/winequiz ... ge-388549/
I missed the grape used to make Sherry (I thought it was Jerez), and the amount of fortifying spirit in Vin doux Naturel (I guessed 20%).

Unsurprisingly I aced the Port test. :-)
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Re: Decanter Port Quiz

Post by JacobH » 17:40 Fri 13 Nov 2020

I was quite disappointed that the answers for the question which was along the lines of “what wine is made from sercial, bual & malvasia” etc. didn’t include Port rather than the more obvious one, since I think all of those are on the list of authorised grapes for Port, even if very few of them are grown in the Douro.
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Re: Decanter Port Quiz

Post by idj123 » 13:04 Sat 14 Nov 2020

One wrong on the first one (sack cloth and ashes!) and two on the second.

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Re: Decanter Port Quiz

Post by Doggett » 16:20 Sat 14 Nov 2020

All correct on the first and annoyingly one wrong on the second.

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