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Questionnaire for the ASI Diploma exam 2019

To give you an idea, what kind of questions had to be answered to pass the ASI Diploma 2019, we publish a few of them here.

  • Are these vine pathologies caused by a virus, a bacteria or a fungus?
    • Oïdium (Powdery Mildew)
    • Mildew (Downy Mildew)
    • Mildiou
    • ESCA, Etypa
    • Leafroll (enroulement)
    • Flavescence Dorée
  • What are the main products used for fungal control in organic vines growing?
  • What are the “parents” of:
    • Ruby Cabernet
    • Zweigelt
    • Pinotage
    • Marselan
    • Syrah
    • Müller-Thurgau
    • Kerner
    • Morio Muskat
    • Siegerrebe
    • Domina
  • In which country are the following grape varieties grown?
    • Saperavi
    • Assyrtiko
    • Fer Servadou
    • Vidal
    • Grüner Veltliner
    • Mataro
    • Fetească Albă
    • Zenit
  • How many grams of sugar per litre contains a must at 21° Brix?
  • What is the role of Oenococcus Oenis in the winemaking process?
  • What are the characteristics of a good cork? State at least four of them.
  • Indicate the country of origin of the following beers.
    • Amstel
    • Jupiler
    • Adelscott
    • Cobra
    • Bia H Hà Nôi
    • Liberty Ale
    • Newcastle
    • Tiger
    • Casablanca
    • Angor
    • Aegean
    • Aventinus
    • Cisk
    • Diekirch
    • Kulta Rabbit
    • Birra Moretti
  • Give 3 of the provinces/regions in China where wines are produced.
  • What is the name of the private association of producers, processors and distributors of agricultural biodynamic food products?
  • Appoint the 4 grapes authorized for the production of the Peruvian Pisco.
  • Who is the owner/winemaker of Domaine d’Auvenay?
  • What are the monopole grand cru vineyards located in Vosne-Romanée?
  • How long a Jura “Vin Jaune” must be matured in barrels before being bottled?
  • To which appellation do the following 10 châteaux belong and what is their classification?
    • Château Cos Labory
    • Château Nairac
    • Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion
    • Château Maucaillou
    • Château Angélus
    • Château Roc de Cambes
    • Château Marquis d’Alesme Becker
    • Château d’Yquem
    • Château La Conseillante
    • Château du Tertre
  • What are the thirteen authorized grape varieties to make Châteauneuf-du-Pape?
  • In which Italians regions the following white wines are produced?
    • Conegliano Valdobbiadene
    • Arneis delle Langhe
    • Frascati
    • Fiano di Avellino
    • Pigato Dolceacqua
    • Marsala Superiore
    • Vernaccia di San Gimignano
    • Cirò Bianco
  • Write the names of the nine production villages of the Chianti Classico wine.
  • After how many months of ageing is obtained the Riserva version of the following DOCG wines?
    • Barolo
    • Barbaresco
    • Gattinara
    • Amarone della Valpolicella
  • When did the prohibition stopped in the USA?
  • Name the most recent AVA in Oregon.
  • What is a “Gusano”?
  • For an American Bourbon Whiskey, what is the minimum corn content?
  • Which country has officially declared wine as its “national beverage”?
  • What is the base spirit in a Caipirinha?
  • Give 3 of the main sake-specific rice varieties.
  • Name the country where each of the following wineries is located.
    • Grover Vineyards
    • Hatten Wines
    • Tiansai Vineyard
    • Marufuji Winery
    • PB Valley Winery
    • Siam Winery
    • Silver Heights
    • Katsunuma Winery
    • Sula Vineyards
  • Give 3 of the prefectures in Japan where wines are produced.
  • When was the first vintage of Penfolds Grange produced?
  • In South Africa, what “wards” are falling under the new district Wine of Origin Cape Town?
  • Which one of these wineries is NOT located in Stellenbosch?
    • Glen Carlou
    • Meerlust
    • Jordan
    • L’Avenir
  • On which island the grape variety “Tarrantez” is used to elaborate fortified wines?
  • What is the main grape in the Fendant?
  • In which cities are the following wine exhibitions carried out?
    • Vinisud
    • Vinexpo
    • Vinitaly
    • Prowein
  • Indicate the sommeliers authors of the following texts:
    • The Wine Experience
    • Comment goûter un vin
    • Le Vin et les Vins Étrangers
    • Le nouveau guide des vins d’Italie
    • Les Vins d’Alsace
    • Coffee Codex
  • What are the names of the three current ASI vice-presidents for Europe & Africa, Asia & Oceania and Americas?
  • What is the minimum ageing period in barrel for a XO Cognac?
  • What is the name of the spirit in the underlying countries that is obtained from the distillation of grape stalks after fermentation of the must?
    • Italy
    • France
    • Greece
    • Spain
    • Portugal
    • Georgia
  • What is the correct water temperature to prepare a white tea?
  • Which country are the first two largest green coffee producers in the world?
  • Combine the following wines with the right water choosing between sparkling mineral water and still mineral water, according to the criteria set out in the Water Codex.
    • Full bodied white wines with great structure, aged in barrique
    • Vintage Champagne
    • Young red wines
    • Sweet fizzy aromatic white wines

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