Monday, January 10, 2011

The WSET / ISG Challenge Number Nine: Fall in Love with Burgundy

Burgundy has a long and venerable history. In fact, according to Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine, “when the Romans conquered Gaul in 51 BC, they probably found the
Celts in habiting what is now Burgundy already growing wine, although the earliest literary evidence dates from 312 AD.”

Here are two test questions to challenge your knowledge of this perennial favourite.

Which village is in the Côte de Beaune?

1. Pommard

2. Gevrey Chambertin

3. Vosne Romanee

4. Vougeot

Which Burgundy appellation produces the most wine?

1. Beaujolais

2. Chablis

3. Macon Villages

4. Musigny

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

Both images shown are originally published on Wikipedia.

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