Start Quiz Welcome to your Sherry Explorer Quiz Name 1) What is Sherry Wine?Please select your answerA sweet wine produced in the UK by SpaniardsInexpensive wines made in California, great for cookingA historic fortified wine from Spain with a vast variety of styles, from very dry to very sweetAny wine in the world aged in a “Solera” system2) Diversity is undoubtedly one of the identifying characteristics of Sherry: Finos, Olorosos, Moscateles... different wines showing an endless spectrum of colors, tastes and textures which combine to make up the universe of Sherry wines. True False3) Jerez is one of the classic fortified wine regions in the world, other major similar regions are:3 correct answers Rioja Port Madeira Jura Chianti French Vins Doux Naturels Napa4) There are 3 permitted grape varieties for the production of Sherry wines. These are:3 correct answers Touriga Nacional Moscatel Sercial Pedro Ximénez Palomino Malvasia Chardonnay5) Vermouth is an aromatized fortified wine that is macerated in different botanicals. In the world there are lots of different types of vermouth and the Sherry Region has its own profile. Lustau’s Vermut Rojo is mahogany in color with reddish hues. It has sweet aromas of ripe fruit mingle with hints of citrus and herbaceous notes, over a smoked wood base. On the palate it is flavorsome, velvety and balanced, and with a bitter, delicate nutty aftertaste. This vermouth is made from a blend of:Fino & MoscatelAmontillado & MoscatelAmontillado & Pedro Ximénez6) “Xera” was the name given to the region where Jerez stands today by the Phoenicians, about years ago.7) Is Lustau a leading Sherry company with almost 125 years of history and a boutique collection of high-quality products available in the US? I don't know Lustau Yes, indeed! No I don't like Sherry8) The prevailing climate of the Jerez region is warm as a direct consequence of its low-lying latitude, it being one of the most southerly winegrowing regions in Europe. One of the main factors that make the Sherry Area unique and very unusual is the influence of the humid and cool wind blowing off the Atlantic Ocean known as ____. Poniente Puniente Peniente Poniento https://sherryjourney.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Montegilillo-Vineyard-1.mp49) Most of the best vineyard sites across the Sherry Region are found on: Very steep, almost inaccessible rugged slopes Open, gentle chalky rolling hills Fertile, deep-soil flatland10) Albariza is:Please select your answerA particular style of Sherry with centuries of historyThe name of the hot and dry wind from the eastThe finest soil type producing the most select grapes for Sherry WinesBy far the most important grape variety in the region11) Palomino grape variety is used for all Naturally Sweet Sherry wines, whereas Moscatel & Pedro Ximénez varieties generally produce Dry Sherry Wine styles. True False12) As mentioned Sherry is a fortified wine. A certain amount of grape spirit is added in order to slightly raise its final alcoholic strength. The winemaker decides upon the type of Sherry style thanks to this practice. Depending on its final ABV, the wine will turn into a specific Sherry style inside the cask. Light, pale and delicate wine: fortified up to A % ABV. Darker and rounder wine: fortified up to B % ABV.Please provide the answer below as numbers separated by a comma. Example: (A, B) 13) Biological Sherries are wines that develop a layer of yeast (saccharomyces cerevisiae) on the surface, called “flor”- flower-, which is a natural phenomenon in the region. This “flor” protects the wine from contact with the air and oxidation, and provides unique organoleptic characteristics. Due to this very unique aging method these wines will taste: Round, full-bodied, with a very long roasted nuts aftertaste Very fruity Very dry light and delicate on the palate Extremely sweethttps://sherryjourney.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Harvesting-Soleo.mp4 14) Pedro Ximénez and sometimes Moscatel grapes are exposed to the sun after picking. The exposure to the sun causes evaporation and concentration of the grapes’ natural sugars. This technique is known in the region as: Fortificar Solera y Criaderas Arenas Soleo15) The “Solera y Criaderas” system is the dynamic blending and aging method used in the Jerez region. This fractioned aging method leads to amazingly complex Sherry wines with a high degree of uniformity and quality which is maintained over time. True False16) Manzanilla is a style of Sherry…3 correct answers Aged in the town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda Aged in the town of Jerez Aged under the layer of local “flor” yeast That taste very sweet and full-bodied Known as Biological Made only from grapes around Sanlúcar de Barrameda Always aged for a shorter period than a Fino17) Each Sherry style benefits from a specific temperature range when it is served. Oxidative styles like Olorosos and Palo Cortados are best enjoyed at:35 - 44ºF55 - 57ºF (C)70+ºF18) Keeping half empty bottles of all sorts of Sherry sitting all around your place for weeks on end is a really good idea. True False19) A good food and wine pairing exponentially enhances the tasting experience of both. Since Sherry wine has so many personalities, there is always a Sherry wine to pair with your food, whatever it is. Sherry wines are very versatile! What would you pair with Sherry? Steak Oysters Ramen Green Olives Sushi Artichokes A Burger Thai Food Blue Cheese Ice Cream Wait a sec...all of the above and much more!20) What ingredients would you use to mix an Adonis cocktail?3 correct answers Whiskey Manzanilla Vermut Rojo Blue Curaçao Orange Bitter Tequila Cherry Heering Time is Up!