Just a Couple of the Amusing Wine Test Answers I’ve Received.

I couldn’t help but post this….with the particular students’ permission of course.

As some of you may or may not know, I have spent the past year teaching a wine class at the local Art Institute here in Jacksonville. It’s only part-time, which turns-out to be perfect, since it enables me to keep my other “side-gigs” going, but it’s also actually extremely rewarding.
Seeing students go from literally never tasting a wine before, to being able to be blind-tasted and know roughly where it’s from and name the grape, is pretty cool!

Any-who, a couple of my students just recently took their final wine exam – and passed with flying colors by the way – but I thought it would be worth sharing with you a couple of the more amusing answers I received.

#66 –“Bearing in mind the year we are in right now, how would you pair this particular wine (a 1985 Rioja) with food?”

Answer: “With foods/recipes that were commonly eaten back then.” [When I read this, I laughed so hard I actually cried. For what it’s worth, I was looking for a few more specifics within this answer. To simply write “…with foods/recipes that were commonly eaten back then.”  just doesn’t quite seem to do the question justice.

#67- “How old do the vines have to be, according to U.S. law, in order for them to be classified as “Old Vines on a wine label?”

Answer: “That’s just marketing crap.” – [Correct; and if I could, I would give you extra points for this one.]



  • April 3, 2013

    Helen Diehl

    there have to be more amusing answers – please share!

  • April 3, 2013

    Kris Chislett

    I teach the class 4x a year, so there no-doubt will be a follow-up post to this one!

  • April 30, 2013


    A wine with every Downton character mainly because there’s so bloody many of them but also because there’s quite a few drab ones in the bunch.

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