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Bangalore Blue is :
A grape variety believed to be a crossing of Vitis vinifera and Vitis labrusca
A fungal infection that affects grape bunches after periods of damp weather
The name of the first winery to be established in Karnataka state
The most widely-planted table grape in India
Pale lemon colour; medium nose of citrus fruit; crisp palate of lemon and gooseberry of medium length. These are tasting of which one of the following wines?
Sula Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, 2009
Deccan Plateau, Zinfandel, 2009
Four Seasons, Chenin Blanc, 2009
Grover Vineyards, La Reserve, 2008
The Pandav Leni caves are close to which wine region?
A customer at your restaurant has recently returned from France where she very much enjoyed a classic wine from Sancerre. She wishes to have a similar wine with her dinner. Do you recommend:
Sula late harvest Chenin Blanc, 2009
Grover Art Collection Sauvignon Blanc, 2009
Indus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008
Seagram Nine Hills Chenin Blanc, 2009
In 2005 Sula Vineyards released Late Harvest Chenin Blanc. This was :
Wine with a distinct aroma of autumn leaves
India's first dessert wine
A product of the 2002 vintage which had been kept in oak barrel storage until 2005
An imported product from the Late Harvest Winery in California
Which company announced in 2005 that it had signed an agreement to set up a winery in the state of Himachal Pradesh?
Mountain View Wines
The establishment of Chateau d'Ori is said to have been inspired by the wines of Bordeaux. Which one of he following grape varieties grown at Chateau d'Ori would you not expect to find in Bordeaux?
The first sparkling wine to be made in, and exported from, India was called:
Fermented to 8% alcohol from Bangalore Blue and Bangalore Purple grapes, then fortified with neutral alcohol to give a final alcohol by volume of up to 18%. This is a recipe for which one of the following types of wine:
"Nasik late harvest liqueur"
Michel Rolland is :
A French "flying winemaker" who has been a consultant to Grover Vineyards in Banglaore
The name of a French wine imported from Bordeaux and marketed by Sula Vineyards
A famous French singer who helped Chateau d'Ori launch their first vintage wines
A Paris-based specialist wine dealer who was the first to import Indian wines to France
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