Ask.com put the most-asked wine questions on its site to Tom Wark, a wine publicist and blogger. Can you answer all of them?
1. How many calories are in a glass of wine?
A. 65 calories
B. 127 calories
C. 180 calories
2. How do I make wine?
A. Grapes or other fruits are crushed and combined with yeast, sugar and water. The fruit ferments and creates wine.
B. Grapes are crushed and combined with sugar, and then fermented.
C. Fermented grapes are mixed with barley and sugar and left to age in casks.
3. What is port wine?
A. A wine made with grapes from overseas.
B. A wine made with fruit other than grapes.
C. A fortified, sweet red wine that originated in the Douro Valley of Portugal.
4. How many bottles of wine are in a case?
A. 12 750-milliliter bottles
B. 24 one-liter bottles
C. 12 one-liter bottles
5. What is Marsala wine?
A. A fortified wine named for the Sicilian city of Marsala.
B. A white wine that is served with dessert.
C. A wine made with Marsala grapes.
6. What wine goes best with chicken?
A. Generally, a red wine.
B. Generally, a white wine.
C. Generally, a rose wine.
7. Who is the god of wine?
8. How long does wine last once opened?
A. Wine is good for about a day after opening if it is recorked. White wine should be refrigerated.
B. Wine is good for about a week after opening if it is recorked. White wine should be refrigerated.
C. Wine is good for about four days after opening if it is recorked. White wine should be refrigerated.
9. How do I remove red wine spills from carpet?
A. Blot, wet, blot, baking soda, vacuum
B. Blot, hydrogen peroxide
C. Baking soda, vacuum
10. What is the best way to open a bottle of wine?
A. Screw corkscrew through foil and pull cork out.
B. Remove foil, screw corkscrew through cork, pull cork out.
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