Prohibited grape varieties & resistant grape varieties

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Test your knowledge on resistant and forbidden grape varieties.

The test consists of 30 questions in 2 parts:
1: Resistant grape varieties (25 questions).
2: the documentary (5 questions).

Some questions may have more than one correct answer.

Each question is justified by an explanation that accompanies the results.

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Vitis prohibita - resistant gapes coming out of the shadows

This is the incredible true story of six “innocent” grape varieties that were deemed outlaws by the French government. Their grapes were falsely accused of being toxic when made into wine. Selling their wine was prohibited.

Their crime? They were grapes of resistance. Resistance to pests and diseases that, for more “noble” grapes, must be controlled with chemical sprays.

In spite of laws specifically banning these grapes from European soils and attempts to demean their wines, rebellious farmers have defended their value and defied their prohibition.

Resistant grape varieties may yet have the last word.

This film takes you inside stunning rural landscapes in France, Italy, Austria, Romania and the United States where the resistant vines are living history and their unique wines have a passionate following.
PART 1: RESISTANT GRAPE VARIETIES

You will find a lot of clues in the trailer and on the film's website. www.vitis-prohibita.com
Question 1



What does prohibition in the film title refer to?

The cultivation of certain varieties of grapes used for wine
Putting water in your wine
The sale of wine from certain grape varieties
The vinification of certain varieties of grape
Question 2
How many grape varieties are formally prohibited in France?

None
6
278
Thousands
Question 3
Among this list of grape varieties, which ones are formally prohibited?

Baco Blanc
Chambourcin
Clinton
Cunningham
Herbemont
Isabella
Jacquez
Maréchal Foch
Noah
Othello
Question 4
In which year were the grape varieties prohibited?

1854
1907
1935
1958
Question 5
What is a hybrid grape variety?

A natural (sexual) crossing of two different grapevines
A GMO vine
A grafted vine
Question 6
In France in 1958, the surface area of hybrid grape varieties represented...

10,000 hectares
40,000 hectares
400,000 hectares
Question 7
In France in 2008, the surface area of vineyards of hybrid grape varieties represented...

10,000 hectares
40,000 hectares
400,000 hectares
Question 8
The regulations of 1958 fundamentally changed the French viticulture with...

The classification of grape varieties and the creation of the official catalog
The Évin Act on Alcohol Advertising
The prohibition of hybrids
The regionalization of grape varieties and the regulation of controlled appellations
Standardization of the 75 cl bottle
Question 9
American grape varieties and their hybrids are criticized for...

Not producing enough and it's true
Not producing enough but this is not true
Being dangerous to health and it is true
Being dangerous to health but this is not true
Having bad taste and it's true
Having bad taste but this is not true
Having brought the diseases of the vine and it's true
Having brought the diseases of the vine but this is not true
Question 10
The famous "dangerous" methanol is present...

In all wines from all grape varieties
Only in wines made from hybrid grape varieties
In other alcoholic beverages
In grape juice
Question 11
The "foxy" taste of hybrid grape varieties...

Concerns some hybrid varieties
Concerns all the hybrid grape varieties.
Concerns some so-called "noble" grape varieties.
Question 12
The term "foxy" originates from...

The color of the wine made from a hybrid grape variety
The natural shape of the vines that crawl on the ground like a fox
The wild taste of the wine, compared to the fox
Question 13
What is the origin of the Vitis vinifera species?

America
Asia
Europe
Tropics
Question 14
What is the origin of the Vitis amurensis species?

America
Asia
Europe
Tropics
Question 15
What is the origin of the Vitis labrusca species?

America
Europe
Asia
Tropics
Question 16
The resistant grape varieties are the result of cross-breeding…

Only between American varieties and varieties from the rest of the world
Only between European and American varieties
Between European varieties and varieties from the rest of the world
Among European varieties only
Question 17
Resistant grape varieties are resistant...

To breathalyzer
To phytosanitary products
To increasingly harsh climates
To diseases and some insects of the vine
To chemical and organoleptic variations throughout the storage life of the wine
Question 18
Phylloxera is...

A microscopic fungus that invades the leaves of the vines
An insect that colonizes the roots of the vines
An insect that eats the leaves
An insect that eats the berries on the bunches of grapes.
Question 19
Rootstock main purpose helps...

To improve the quality of the wines
To fight against phylloxera
To fight against downy mildew
To fight against the cold
Question 20
In France, who can do research on cross-breeding of grape varieties?

The nursery growers
INRA only
The winegrowers
Any accredited research organization
Question 21
The regulation of grape varieties concerns...

Only France
All European countries
All countries of the world
Question 22
In the USA, there are no restrictions on the cultivation on grape varieties.

True
False
Question 23
In Europe, some countries tolerate the cultivation of prohibited grape varieties.

True
False
Question 24
In France, resistant grape varieties are gradually being registered in the official catalog. How many are there in 2020?

5
35
48
122
Question 25
In France, are the new resistant grape varieties permitted for use in AOC (controlled appellation) wines?

Yes
No
PART 2: THE MOVIE

Even if you haven't seen the movie, you can easily answer the questions by looking for clues on the movie's website. www.vitis-prohibita.com.
Question 26
In which countries was the documentary Vitis prohibita filmed?

Austria
China
Korea
France
Spain
United States
Italy
Japan
Portugal
Romania
Question 27
Which subtitle languages are included in the international version of the DVD?

German
English
Chinese
Korean
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Portuguese
Romanian
Question 28
Who doesn't appear in the film?

Gilbert Bischeri, amateur winemaker, association Fruits Oubliés Réseau (France)
Hervé Garnier, amateur winemaker, association Mémoire de la Vigne (France)
Isabella Lenoir, historian (USA)
Jules Émile Planchon, botanist (France)
Lucie Morton, ampelographer, viticulturist (USA)
Pierre Galet, ampelographer, professor of viticulture (France)
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, former Minister of Finance (France)
Virgil Grecu, member of the Academy of Agricultural and Forest Sciences (Romania)
Question 29
Who doesn't appear in the film? (continued)

Émile Cassez, Minister of Agriculture (France)
Freddy Couderc, history buff, writer (France)
Franco Zambon, amateur winemaker, confraternita del Clinto (Italy)
Gérard Depardieu, actor, winegrower (France)
Greg Taylor, wine grower, Bully Hill Vineyards (USA)
Martin Weinek, actor, winegrower (Austria)
Vincent Pugibet, winegrower, association PIWI (France)
Winifred Wright, sales director, Terravox vineyards (USA)
Question 30
Does the film have a sequel?

Yes
Sometimes
No
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