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This wine is a New World blend that is made using the same grapes as a red Bordeaux blend, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. What is this blend called and where did it come from?

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In Alsace, there are two different terms for a blend of Alsace grape varieties. The first, ____ , must have at least 50% of the noble varietals (Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, or Gewurztraminer) and the grapes must be vinified separately. The second, _____ , is less regulated than the first and can be made from any blend of Alsatian varietals.

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This famous blend from France is made from 13 to 18 grape varieties, depending on the producer. When this appellation was first officialized, only 13 grapes were allowed; but in 2009, five rare grapes (or mutations) were allowed through an amendment. What is this famous appellation?

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French Champagne is composed of three grape varieties: one white and two red. Select the correct answer below:

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What are the three grapes that can make up a white Bordeaux blend?

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The grapes used in this famous fortified wine are typically Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Tinta Barroca, and Tinta Cão.

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Select the predominant grapes that typically compose a white Spanish Cava:

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Italy’s white Vin Santo is composed of a blend of local Italian varietals, but two grapes are predominant in making this famous wine. They are ______ and _______.

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This blend from France is one of the most famous wine blends in the world. The grapes that make up this wine can be any assortment of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec.

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A “field blend” refers to the traditional practice of winemaking where different varietals are planted together in one vineyard area and later blended together to make the final wine. Which specific region in Austria is known for honoring this tradition and producing field blend wines?

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Different Berries, different flavors

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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.

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