WSET Level 3 Wines
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Level 3 Wines Questions Set C

Lesson 48 Chapter 2 Module 1

Treat this as a mock exam, 50 questions covering the whole of the Level 3 Book. The pass mark for the real exam is 55% (28 out of 50). Can YOU do it?

Remember these are OUR questions and not from a WSET exam. They will give you a good idea of what to expect though.

1. Acidic wines pair well with foods that are:

 
 
 
 

2. What are nematodes?

 
 
 
 

3. If a grape grower wanted to switch to a different variety between seasons he would choose vertical shoot positioning:

 
 

4. The thought that the vineyard cycle is connected to the air and other planets is part of:

 
 
 
 

5. What is the name of the most important wine making yeast?

 
 
 
 

6. Which of the following is NOT a way to create sweet wines?

 
 
 
 

7. Which variety of Muscat makes the best Muscat wines in Alsace?

 
 
 
 

8. Where in Bordeaux would you find the classification Premier Grand Cru Classé A?

 
 
 
 

9. Which of these regions is NOT found on the left bank in Bordeaux?

 
 
 
 

10. What commune in Côte Chalonnaise only produces white wines?

 
 
 
 

11. Gevrey-Chambertin is located in which region of Burgundy?

 
 
 
 

12. What are the characteristics of a Bourgogne Aligote?

 
 
 
 

13. The regional IGP that covers the entire Languedoc-Roussillon area is Pays d’Oc:

 
 

14. Languedoc AC red wines are a similar blend to those found in:

 
 
 
 

15. In which region of Germany is the village of Piesport?

 
 
 
 

16. What style of wine is Lake Neusiedlersee noted for?

 
 
 
 

17. Sweet wines from Santorini are known as:

 
 
 
 

18. What is the main grape used in Soave DOC wine?

 
 
 
 

19. In which region is the Schiava grape grown ?

 
 
 
 

20. Barbera d’Alba is often higher quality than Barbera d’Asti:

 
 

21. What grape is used for a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG wine?

 
 
 
 

22. What is Zinfandel called in Italy?

 
 
 
 

23. What is the main grape in a Salice Salentino DOC wine?

 
 
 
 

24. What grape is grown in the Rias Baixas region of Spain?

 
 
 
 

25. Which description best describes a wine from Rias Baixas?

 
 
 
 

26. What is the Tempranillo grape called in the Alentejo region of Portugal?

 
 
 
 

27. What grape variety is The Finger Lakes AVA known for?

 
 
 
 

28. What is the name of the current that flows up from Antarctica past Chile?

 
 
 
 

29. Which presents the greatest challenge for grape growing in Argentina?

 
 
 
 

30. What is New Zealand’s second most planted grape?

 
 
 
 

31. The region of Gisborne, New Zealand is noted for what grape variety?

 
 
 
 

32. What is the climate of Tasmania?

 
 
 
 

33. Wines labelled Barossa may source their fruit from Eden Valley:

 
 

34. What aromas are found in a Tank Method sparkling wine?

 
 
 
 

35. What climate does the region of Champagne have?

 
 
 
 

36. In Champagne sub region is the Pinot Meunier grape mainly grown?

 
 
 
 

37. In Champagne the Grand Cru status is given to the vineyard:

 
 

38. How long must a Cava spend on its lees before bottling?

 
 
 
 

39. If a sparkling wine states bottle fermented on the label, which production method has typically been used?

 
 
 
 

40. Sparkling wines labelled Deutcher Sekt may purchase base wines from France or Italy:

 
 

41. Which of the following Sherry terms indicates the longest ageing?

 
 
 
 

42. What is the main grape used in Sherry production?

 
 
 
 

43. What town are the Manzanilla Sherries aged in?

 
 
 
 

44. A fino sherry is biologically aged:

 
 

45. What term is used in Douro for vines planted in line with the slope?

 
 
 
 

46. What is the maximum strength of spirit that can be used for the fortification of port?

 
 
 
 

47. How many sub regions are the vineyards of The Douro Valley divided into?

 
 
 
 

48. The minimum age of wine that can be blended into a 10 year old Tawny Port is 10 years old:

 
 

49. The fortification of port happens when the alcohol reaches what level of ABV?

 
 
 
 

50. In Rutherglen Muscat production the wine is typically fermented on the grape skins:

 
 

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