Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The WSET / ISG Challenge Number Five: Argentina

I’m just back from a week in Mexico where some spectacular, and astonishingly inexpensive, wines from South America were on the menu every evening. (Note to self: don’t try the Mexican Chardonnay again!) So I was delighted to see Frank had chosen Argentina for today’s practice questions.

And a big Thank you to our readers for your patience as we worked through techie computer issues and vacation scheduling. (Yes, Virginia, there are still a few hotels in Nuevo Vallarta that choose to charge usurious rates for Internet connection. Hint: check your Mayan Resorts reservation closely.)

Here we go with another round. Answers tomorrow.

There is more Malbec (grapes shown left) planted in Argentina than anywhere else in the world.

True or False

What Argentine wine region is located in Patagonia?

1. Nuequen

2. Jujoy

3. La Rioja

4. Salta

FYI: These are actual practice questions from Frank’s WSET and ISG studies. Let us know how you’re enjoying them and using them.

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