20 questions about wine and its role in popular culture
Q1: In which Queen song are Moët and Chandon mentioned?
A: “Killer Queen”
Q2: In the movie Groundhog Day, what does Bill Murray’s character drink every day for ten years?
A: Sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist (Vermouth is an acceptable answer)
Q3: What Bay Area rapper owns a line of wine and spirits, with names like Function Red Blend, Mangoscato, and Slurricane?
A: E-40 or Earl Stevens (either answer is acceptable)
Q4: A line of wines was inspired by each of the following series, except one. Which one? Game of Thrones, Duck Dynasty, Sons of Anarchy, or the Walking Dead?
A: Sons of Anarchy
Q5: What was the name of the song and the name of 1990’s singer/songwriter of the song that includes a line about “a black fly in your Chardonnay”?
A: “Ironic,” Alanis Morisette
Q6: What iconic female duo was known for drinking wine on their morning talk show from 2007 until 2018?
A: Kathie Lee Gifford (KLG) and Hoda Kotb
Q7: What was the wine enjoyed by Hannibal Lecter among fava beans and the liver of a census taker in the Silence of the Lambs?
Q8: In 2019, a woman at a Walmart in Texas was banned from their stores after being caught at 6:30AM drinking a bottle of wine disguised as a can of what?
Q9: The desk featured in what Golden Globe and Oscar-winning film can be found at the winery owned by the film’s director in the Dry Creek Valley?
A: The Godfather
Q10: In the 1998 remake of the Parent Trap, what actor played Napa winery owner Nick Parker?
A: Dennis Quaid
Q11: What wine varietal does Lizzo mention in her hit song “Juice”?
Q12: What is the name of the Emmy-winning Bay Area baseball reporter who hosts “Wine Wednesdays” on Instagram Live, featuring current and past MLB players, coaches, and managers?
A: Amy G. or Amy Gutierrez (either answer is acceptable)
Q13: In Netflix’s Wine Country film, what comedic actress played the owner of the home in which the group of middle-aged friends stayed?
A: Tina Fey
Q14: Pantone’s color of the year in 2009 was named after what classic sparkling wine cocktail?
Q15: In the film Sideways, Paul Giammati’s character Miles protests drinking what wine varietal?
Q16: What is James Bond’s favorite champagne?
Q17: In the Jerk, Steve Martin’s character turns down what prestigious 1996 wine in favor of “fresh wine, this year’s”?
A: Château Latour
Q18: The wines featured in the Game of Thrones line are focused around what wine growing region?
A: Rhône (Game of Rhônes)
Q19: What Hollywood couple created a line of “quarantine wine” from which 100% of the proceeds will be going directly to COVID-19 relief efforts?
A: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Q20: What English actor played snooty Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier in Bottle Shock?
A: Alan Rickman