Daily Question – 85


The Cabernet Franc (Visual 1) and Sauvignon Blanc (Visual 2) grape varieties were cross-bred to create the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, which is used to produce the Cabernet Sauvignon wine, one of the most popular red wines in the world.

Cracked by four of you! In order – Thejaswi Udupa, zizzyphus, Raghuvansh, and vijaysarathy. Good job!

No one got all seven, but one person managed to get six answers right this week – zizzyphus. Well done! So, presenting the tenth QFI Chennai Super King – zizzyphus!

8 thoughts on “Daily Question – 85

  1. My first guess looking at those grapes would be Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, therefore Burgundy red and white wines.

    But then, a little googling to confirm my guess showed that the grapes in the pic were actually Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc respectively.

    And post-that wiki tells me that these two grapes, apart from being commonly used in Bordeaux wines, are the parents of the Cabernet Sauvignon cultivar of grapes, which is by far the most commonly used grape for red wines.

  2. 1.Cabernet Franc
    2.Sauvignon Franc
    Connect is Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Chance crossing betwen Cabernet Franc vine and Sauvignon Franc vine in 17th century France resulted in Cabernet Sauvignon,one of the most popular red wine grape varitey and everybody knows the taste of the Bordeaux wine.

  3. Grape scott! these questions make me w(h)ine. 😛

    These are the Cabernet Franc (top pic) and Sauvignon Blanc (bottom) varieties of grape, which were at some point in history crossbred (like Thomas Masun and Bristol Palin), entirely by error it seems, to form the well known Cabernet Sauvignon grape (and wine) variety (similar to the offspring of Thomas, which I believe is going to be called Ouseph or Susamma depending on gender).

  4. Pic1 is of red wine grapes and pic 2 is palatina a hungarian grape and both belong to the genus vitis

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