[QUIZ] Are You an Italian Wine Expert?

Win this Alessi 'Proust' Sommelier's corkscrew by completing the quiz

Italy is one of the oldest & prestigious wine producing countries, bringing us exciting and diverse wines from big & bold Barolo to fun & bubbly Prosecco.

So how much do you know about Italy’s wines?

Test your knowledge with this fun quiz and enter for a chance to win an Alessi Parrot Sommelier’s Corkscrew valued at nearly $60. Check out the contest rules below.

Take the quiz. 


Contest rules.

If you’re over 21 years of age and are a resident of the US, you can enter the contest. We limit contest entries to one per person.

To enter, just complete the quiz and then fill in a simple form at the end with your E-mail address and name.

There will be one (1) Prize awarded by randomly selecting from all completed contest entries received by 11:59 PM on August 15, 2016. The Prize to be awarded is a new Alessi "Proust" Parrot Sommelier-style Corkscrew valued at $58.50.

The Prize will be shipped to the lucky winner at a verified US mailing address by Priority Mail shortly after the close of the contest. No purchase is necessary to enter our contest.

We will add you to our Giro d'Ombra newsletter mailing list and contact you from time to time with updates on the contest, to notify you of the contest winner, and other emails about Italian wines. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. If you win the Prize, you agree to allow us to use your name to announce the winner on Facebook, Twitter, in our Giro d’Ombra newsletter and on the dalluva.com website.

— Michael

6 Responses to “[QUIZ] Are You an Italian Wine Expert?”

  1. Michael Horne 17 Jul 16 at 9:34 AM #

    Wow. After 157 people taking this quiz, only 64% are getting this question right:

    "What is another name for the Muscat grape that grows on the Italian island of Pantelleria?"

    Good luck with the quiz!

  2. rew 24 Jul 16 at 12:30 PM #

    I can't find something to click to take the actual quiz – it's not above here. Are too many taking it?

    • Michael Horne 24 Jul 16 at 1:49 PM #

      Hi Rew — if you can’t see the quiz on the page, it’s probably a browser problem.

      Good news is, you can take the same quiz by clicking here.

      (P.S.  As I type this, 463 people have taken the quiz so far, and 120 people have entered the contest to win the Alessi Parrot Sommelier’s Corkscrew!)

  3. Paul Manchester 24 Jul 16 at 6:51 PM #

    I missed one…annoyed!!!!!

  4. Michael Horne 28 Aug 16 at 9:20 AM #

    Okay, time for the random drawing for the Alessi Parrot Sommelier’s Corkscrew. Over 1000 people took the quiz and entered the drawing for this way-cool corkscrew.

    And the winner is… wait for it…

    Nancy McCracken of Ohio!

    Nancy has won the random drawing, earning 90% on the quiz and is definitely an "Italian Wine Maestro."  Congratulations, Nancy!

    The results from this 10-question quiz are quite fascinating. Of the people who completed the quiz:

    • 55% got a score of Italian Wine Maestro (9 or 10 correct answers)
    • 23% got a score of Italian Wine Aficionado (7 or 8 correct answers)
    • 22% got a score of Molto Curioso (6 or fewer correct answers)

    What was the toughest question? Only 57% of people correctly answered this question:

    • "What is another name for the Muscat grape that grows on the Italian island of Pantelleria?"

    (Want to know the correct answer? Check out this wine.)

    For the fellow data-geeks out there (I love the statistics that come out of quizzes), here’s a bit more data on how the questions were answered (including the most common incorrect answer given for each question):

    Quiz Question % Correct Answers Most Common Incorrect Answer
    What animal is the mascot of the Chianti Classico wine making consortium? 88% White Stallion
    Primitivo is an Italian red grape varietal commonly used to make wine in the Italian region of Puglia. What is the grape called in the US? 83% Syrah
    Barolo is sometimes referred to as the "King of Italian Wines." In what Italian region is Barolo produced? 83% Tuscany
    In what Italian region is Amarone produced? 76% Piemonte
    What is Sciacchetrà? 68% A grape varietal used to make Vin Santo
    Prosecco is the name of a popular sparkling wine from the Veneto that was also the name of a grape. In 2009, they changed the grape name to: 67% Pelaverga
    On the hilltop town of Montepulciano you will find a wine being made that is called: 66% Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
    What is the Nebbiolo grape called in the Piedmontese dialect? 63% Gattinara
    Which famous Italian sparkling wine from Lombardy is made using the Champagne method? 61% Prosecco
    What is another name for the Muscat grape that grows on the Italian island of Pantelleria? 57% Pigato

    For those of you who took the quiz, thanks for joining the fun! The next quiz and drawing is right around the corner…stay tuned!

    — Michael 

  5. Tony Motola 8 Dec 16 at 10:19 AM #

    Just got my quiz results. ” I know nothing John Snow” ! And I’m Italian !

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