CSW GWA Chile and Argentina

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In the 17th. century, the conquistadors and Spanish colonialists brought wine culture to Chile. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

B. False

The southern portion of Chile's Central Valley is hot and dry; rainfall increases and temperatures drop as you progress north and west. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

B. False

Most of the wine regions of Argentina are comprised of what type of soil?

A. Schist
B. Alluvial sand
C. Decomposed granite
D. Slate

B. Alluvial sand

Which of the following is NOT a sub-region of Chile's Central Valley?

A. Casablanca
B. Maipo
C. Rapel
D. Maule

A. Casablanca

In what sub-region is nearly 1/4 of all Chilean vines planted?

A. Itata
B. Maule
C. Rapel
D. Maipo

D. Maule

The País is widely planted in all of the following Chilean sub-regions except...

A. Itata
B. Bío-Bío
C. Maule
D. Maipo

D. Maipo

Most of what Chile thought was Merlot is actually...

A. Cabernet Franc
B. Gamay
C. Carmenére
D. Malbec

C. Carmenére

Most of the vineyards in Chile are planted on what type of soil?

A. Clay and marl
B. Fractured rock and gravel
C. Deep, fertile alluvial sands
D. Decomposed granite

C. Deep, fertile alluvial soil

The Mendoza clone of Chardonnay is characterized by...

A. Hens and chicks
B. Thick skin
C. A pigmented juice
D. High acid levels

A. Hens and chicks

Where is most of Chile's Sauvignon Blanc planted?

A. Curicó
B. Bío-Bío
C. Maule
D. Rapel

A. Curicó

Most of what Chile thought was Sauvignon Blanc is actually...

A. Chenin Blanc
B. Melon
C. Sauvignon Vert
D. Marsanne

C. Sauvignon Vert

Chile remains phylloxera and oidium-free. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

A. True

In Argentina, what is the name of the hot, dry wind that blows out of the northeast?

A. Zippo
B. Zared
C. Zonda
D. Zindi

C. Zonda

Where is nearly 1/4 of Chile's Chardonnay planted?

A. Maipo
B. Bío-Bío
C. Rapel
D. Casablanca

D. Casablanca

What do the Argentines call Chenin Blanc?

A. Ugni Blanc
B. Pedro Giménez
C. Pinot de la Loire
D. Torrontés

C. Pinot de la Loire

Where does Argentina rank in world wine consumption?

A. 3rd
B. 4th
C. 5th
D. 6th

A. 3rd

What percentage of Argentina's total wine production hails from Mendoza?

A. 40 percent
B. 50 percent
C. 60 percent
D. 70 percent

D. 70 percent

What launched wine culture in Argentina in the 19th century?

A. Immigrants and the railroad.
B. Immigrants and land grants.
C. The devastation of the European vineyards by phylloxera.
D. The development of global export markets.

A. Immigration and the railroad

There is more Malbec planted in Argentina than any place else in the world. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

A. True

What region is the original home of the vine in Argentina?

A. Catamarca
B. La Rioja
C. Salta
D. Mendoza

B. La Rioja

What Argentine wine region is located in Patagonia?

A. Neuquén
B. Jujuy
C. La Rioja
D. Salta

A. Neuquén

The País grape is indigenous to Chile. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

B. False

There is a shortage of water for irrigation purposes in Chile's Central Valley. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

B. False

Most of Chile's fine wine district is located in the Central Valley. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

A. True

What Argentine wine region makes sherry and the base wines for brandy and vermouth?

A. Mendoza
B. Río Negro
C. Jujuy
D. San Juan

D. San Juan

Argentine vineyards have a Mediterranean climate. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

B. False

In Chile, the País grape is largely distilled into brandy or made into rustic table wine. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

A. True

Malbec is considered to be Argentina's signature grape variety. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

A. True

What area of Chile receives the most rain and averages cooler temperatures than the rest of the country?

A. Northeast
B. Northwest
C. Southeast
D. Southwest

C. Southeast

The synonym for powdery mildew is peronospera. True or false.

A. True.
B. False.

B. False

What is the name of the largest and most important wine region in Argentina?

A. San Juan
B. Salta
C. La Rioja
D. Mendoza

D. Mendoza

Sauvignon Vert is a synonym for Sauvignonasse. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

A. True

Historically, most of the wine produced by Argentina was shipped abroad. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

B. False

What is the name of the cold current off of the Chilean coast?

A. Benguela Current
B. Humboldt Current
C. Antarctic Stream
D. El Niño

B. Humboldt Current

Carmenére is a synonym for Merlot. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

B. False

Grape varieties grown for high yields are often planted on deep, fertile soils and trained the the overhead "parral" system in Argentina. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

A. True

The northern reaches of Chile are tropical jungle. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

B. False

The most widely planted white grape in Argentina is the Torrontés. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

B. False

What is the minimum percentage for varietal, vintage and place of origin on a Chilean wine label?

A. 65%
B. 75%
C. 85%
D. 95%

B. 75%

What is largely responsible for the lack of rain in Argentine vineyards?

A. The Zonda
B. The Andes
C. El Niño

B. The Andes

Water, for irrigation, is plentiful in Argentina. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

A. True

Where are most of Argentina's vineyards located?

A. Northwest
B. Northeast
C. Southeast
D. Southwest

A. Northwest

The Pedro Giménez grape of Argentina is the same as the Pedro Jiménez grape of Jerez. True or false?

A. True.
B. False.

B. False

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