My WIne School Logo

WineCAST #8 Quiz: Wine EXPLORER: Wine Tasting 2

Thank you for joining us for WineCAST #8.  MWS Contributor Brian O'Keefe designed this week's quiz.  Highest scorers will be entered to win a prize and will be notified on Monday, November 21.









The dominant grape used in a Cotes du Rhone AOC blend is:






Cabernet Sauvignon

“Cotes” in Cotes du Rhone translates as:









Banks or slopes
Best quality

On the WSET scale for Appearance, Color, when moving left to right (purple –ruby – garnet - tawny), may indicate that the wines are:






Becoming younger
Becoming older and/or exposed to more oxidation
Dominated with faults

On the WSET scale for PALATE, the term “Length” refers to:



Time of skin contact during fermentation
How long your mouth waters
How long the flavor lasts after you swallow the wine

A Cotes du Rhone wine makes for a good introduction to Old World wines because





The labels are simple to understand
The wines are fruity and simple
The tannins are high

Extra Credit:    Describe the differences between Old World and New World expressions of a GSM blend. 





350 characters left.

If you are interested in being entered in the contest for the highest scorer, please enter the information indicated below.


By entering my personal information, I consent to receive email communications from the survey author's organization based on the information collected.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Postal Code:


How would you rate the following for WineCAST #8?







 Excellent Very Good Neutral Needs Work Poor 
Overall Impression of WineCAST
Sound Quality
Video Quality
Content of WineCAST
Delivery of WineCAST
  • Comment:

  • 500 characters left.

Thank you for joining us for WineCAST #8! We hope to see you soon!