CSW Sample Questions

Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Sample Questions

Here are some questions indicating comparative level of difficulty for the multiple choice exam.


1. Excessive foliage increases:

a) Cluster Primordial
b) Photosynthesis
c) Humidity
d) Aeration

2. Which grape is not native to the area:

a) Cabernet Sauvignon - California
b) Pinot Noir - Bordeaux
c) Shiraz - Australia
d) All of the above

3. Which grape variety yields high acid, high sugar, can be long lived and is naturally low in alcohol:

a) Nebbiolo
b) Barbera
c) Riesling
d) Chardonnay

4. Which grape variety offers the aromas of melon, hay, kiwi, grass, cats pee, herbs, and asparagus:

a) Cabernet Franc
b) Chardonnay
c) Pinot Grigio
d) Sauvignon Blanc