The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn and share their new experiences with good food and friends. So the following ‘Wine Quiz’ is a little bit of fun and learning for all - and for those a little more competitive a personal test of your wine knowledge.
So you think you know the home of Cabernet Sauvignon?
Or - You think you know the ideal food pairings with Cabernet Sauvignon?
Take this short wine quiz and find out. A new wine quiz each week.

This Weeks Quiz: How well do you know Cabernet Sauvignon?


In the 1990s DNA testing confirmed Cabernet Sauvignon was a cross between which 'two' grape varietals back in the 17th century?

Cabernet Franc and Merlot

Cabernet Franc and Malbec

Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot

Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc
In Bordeaux during vintages when Cabernet Sauvignon struggles to fully ripen, which of the following earlier ripening varietals is used as a blending component?




Cabernet Sauvignon as a grape varietal can grow well in many different soil types. Which of the following is not ideal soil conditions?




Because of Cabernet Sauvignon’s rich character, structure and tannins, it is often vinified using many different winemaking techniques - 'except' which of the following?

Destemming Grapes

Malolactic Fermentation

Lengthy Aging in Oak Barrels

Secondary Fermentation
Which of the following countries has more planted area of Cabernet Sauvignon than any other varietal - and with most of its premium quality wines being crafted from it?




New Zealand
Cabernet Sauvignon is the base varietal and backbone to all but 'one' of the following top Bordeaux wines?

Lafite Rothschild



Which of the following characteristics is often associated with Cabernet Sauvignon predominant red wines?

Rich, dark berry fruit flavours.

An herbal, minty or peppery aroma.

Full bodied, firm structure and good tannins.

All of the Above.
In which way can quality, well-made Cabernet Sauvignon wines benefit from time in the cellar?

Their tannin structure begins to soften, making the wine more elegant.

Primary ripe fruit flavours evolve into more complex secondary flavours.

It is known for going through a quiet phase in aroma and flavour, which passes with time.

All of the Above.
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the key varietals of Bordeaux, thriving on the Left Bank. Which of the following wine appellations is not planted with Cabernet?




Cabernet Sauvignon is an important grape varietal and wine in which of the following regions?

Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand

Left Bank in Bordeaux

Maipo Valley in Chile

All of the Above.
Cabernet Sauvignon crafted a full-bodied red wine pairs ‘best’ with which of the following dishes?

Grilled red meats such as beef or venison.

Grilled white fish with a side salad.

Steam green vegetables.

None of the Above.
Which Cabernet-based wine was the first of Italy’s ‘Super Tuscan’ wine movement, which led to Cabernet Sauvignon being planted and respected in the country?




Santa Margherita
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