Question#2 If a wine is described as "hot", it most likely means it: A. Is spicy flavored B. Has too high an alcohol content C. Is served at warmer than room temperature Answer: A. This is a negative trait in most table or sparkling wines. Too much alcohol in wine can produce a burning sensation in the mouth and throat while being swallowed..
Question#1 A "Vertical Tasting" involves: A. Wines from the same year but from different vineyards or winemakers B. Wines from the same vineyards or winemakers but from different years C. Tasting wines while standing up
Answer: B. Often it takes experience to discern subtle differences from one year to the next in wines made by the same winemaker.