Fiendish Wine Quiz 2014: A vineyard trip of a lifetime for two is the first prize in this brain teaser from Christine Austin.
Check your passport is up to date before you settle down to work through this year’s Fiendish Quiz. The prize is a trip to South Africa and we might as well make the most of the good weather down there. As always the Quiz has been designed to blow away the cobwebs of Christmas and test your knowledge and research capabilities.
The fabulous trip to the beautiful vineyards of South Africa is courtesy of Accolade Wines who are the people behind the excellent wines of Flagstone, Fish Hoek and Kumala.
The winner, a companion and I will fly to Cape Town and over the next few days we will visit vineyards, taste wine and meet the winemaking team, making the most of our time in this gorgeous country. After the prize visits, if you want to extend your visit to the Cape, at your own expense, then this can be arranged.
Flights from a UK airport, three night’s accommodation, and all meals during the trip are included. We will need to arrange a mutually convenient time for the trip, avoiding peak holiday times, because the winemakers won’t be available.
For runners up there are cases of Kumala, Fish Hoek and Flagstone wines.
As always, you may use any means at your disposal to get to the right answers, including pestering your local wine merchant. Most of the people behind the counters of our wine shops, particularly independents, are bristling with wine qualifications and they are an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute information although it might be polite to buy a bottle of something from them while you are waiting for the answers.
This quiz is not open to anyone in the wine trade and that includes wine lecturers who should concentrate on helping their students win.
Now that so many people read The Yorkshire Post online I have decided to allow entries on plain paper, however I shall need your name and address in your own handwriting on your entry sheet. If you have a copy of the newspaper then, as usual, please tick the right answers and send me the whole page. Emailed entries will be ignored. Only one entry per household is allowed and any multiple entries will be discarded.
All correct entries will go into Grapevine’s giant ice bucket and the winner will be chosen at random. There is no cash alternative to any of the prizes.
I will mark all the entries and no arguing will be allowed, although I welcome the customary nit-picking and point-scoring from regular readers which relieves the tedium of marking the entries.
Send your completed quiz to: Sarah Freeman, Yorkshire Post Magazine, No. 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds LS12 1BE to arrive no later than Wednesday, January 14, 2015.