Think you know your wine? Take our GT WINE Quiz to see how you shape up.
By Simon Darby and Central Lakes Photography, and courtesy of Rippon, Valli Vineyards, and Mount Edward Winery.
In the New Zealand region of Central Otago, where pinot noir is king, producers are proving white wines can more than hold their own.
Can you name three wine regions found within New Zealand’s North Island?
1. Pinotage is a cross between which two grapes? 2. Which Italian wine is identifiable by the symbol of a black rooster? 3. Which wines sell the most domestically: white, red or sparkling? 4. Which Australian brewery was named after a former PM? 5. What is the most planted grape variety in Chile: malbec, cabernet sauvignon or torrontes? 6. What do the French words ‘sur lie’ indicate on a wine label? 7. Name three wine regions found within New Zealand’s North Island? 8. When cellaring wine, does the ideal storing temperature lie between: 0-5 degrees, 5-10 degrees or 10-15 degrees? 9. What is the common name for a cluster of grapes on the vine? 10. Which biodynamic certification shares its name with a Greek goddess? 11. In what season does pruning of the grapevine normally take place? 12. White wine tends to be more ‘heart-healthy’ than red wine due to higher levels of polyphenols. True or false?