Sunday, November 14, 2010

The WSET / ISG Challenge Number 3: Valpolicella

I was delighted when Frank chose this for the next challenge. I’ve always been enamoured with the rich, elegant warmth of Valpolicella wines — especially as we head into the cooler winter months.

Jancis Robinson describes Valpolicella as “red wine of extremely varied quality.” But when it’s good, Valpolicella will probably always be one of my favourites. In fact, I’m already thinking cheese and charcuterie in front of the fireplace. So see how you do. . . and let us know what gourmet treats you think work best with your favourite Valpolicella.

Which of the following wines is made from the same grapes as Valpolicella?

a. Barolo

b. Barbaresco

c. Barbera de Alba

d. Bardinolino

Which is not a grape used in the production of Valpolicella?

a. Corvina

b. Verdicchio

c. Rondinella

d. Molinara

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