Wine In Pop Culture Trivia

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

A: Chianti

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?

A: Pringles 

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”?

A: Chardonnay

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?

A: Mimosa 

Q15: In the film Sideways, Paul Giammati’s character Miles protests drinking what wine varietal?

A: Merlot 

Q16: What is James Bond’s favorite champagne?

A: Bollinger

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