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This red grape is famous for producing wines with notes of cherry, strawberry, violet, and mushroom. It produces wines with moderate tannins and body, and the rim of the glass will be ruby red.

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Upon tasting this wine, you’ll immediately notice vibrant acidity. This wine can be sweet or dry and typically presents notes of lime, stone fruit, florals, and often a hint of petrol.

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This Italian grape might produce a wine with a slight orange hue around the rim of the glass. It features a bouquet of sour cherry and orange peel, and you will notice its apparent acidity and strong tannins.

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This typically dry white wine has notes of lemon, lime, grapefruit, and white pepper. Upon tasting this wine, you might notice vibrant acidity that “explodes” in your mouth like pop rocks.

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This white grape makes wines that feature notes of lemon, lime, and green apple with a distinct waxy texture on the palate.

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If this white wine comes from New Zealand, you might notice vibrant acidity accompanied by the distinct smell of grapefruit. If this wine comes from France, you will notice citrus fruits accompanied by a lingering hint of herbaciousness.

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This aromatic grape produces wines that can be medium- to full-bodied with notes of grapefruit, lychee, peach, and floral notes.

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This wine has jammy fruit notes of raspberry, blackberry, and raisins. On the palate, you might notice a hot, tactile sensation due to this varietal wine’s tendency to produce high alcohol wines.

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This versatile white grape can be grown in a variety of climates and produces wines in many different styles. If grown in a warm climate, this grape will produce a wine with tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, guava, and banana.

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This complex wine smells of cherry, blackberry, tar, and roses. On the palate, you will notice high tannins, especially if this wine is young.

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With a little practice, you can improve your skills and your score. Review this quiz and make note of the key tasting notes for each variety. Then apply this information when you taste at home and see if you can identify them. When it comes to wine tasting, practice makes perfect, and you will have a great time learning. In addition to that, consider subscribing to the Daily Drop for a daily wine fact that will gradually build your knowledge.
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It looks like you’ve done your fair share of field research! Have fun at home and try practicing your tasting skills using Wine365’s Sip of the Day suggestions. Use these wines as a reference against these tasting notes, and see if you can identify key smells and flavors that makes that varietal wine stand out. Happy tasting!
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Great job identifying these varieties! I would fear you if we were competing for a blind tasting competition. Test your knowledge with more Wine365 quizzes and see if your up for the challenge of some of our advanced / intermediate level quizzes.

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Gabrielle earned a Level 2 certificate from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and has continued her wine education by becoming a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) in 2020. In addition to writing for Wine365, she also provides creative contributions and research analytics.

4 Comments

  1. Wayne Williams Reply

    You guys should quit ripping off the Society of Wine Educators exams… I’m going to send to the SWE.

    • Hi Wayne, thank you for your feedback. Could you let us know how we are ripping off the Society of Wine Eductors exams? We consulted with the president of the SWE, since she is one of this website’s contributors (Missi Holle), and she did not see anything in violation of the SWE’s regulations. Many thanks!

  2. On your grape synonym quiz, Blaufrankisch comes from Austria not Germany. Germany is Lemberger.

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