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Wine discussion questions

A2 Level (Elementary)

  1. Do you like wine? Why or why not?
  2. What colors of wine do you know?
  3. Have you ever visited a vineyard?
  4. Can you name any countries that produce wine?
  5. What foods do you think go well with wine?
  6. How is wine made? Do you know any steps?
  7. Why do people drink wine with dinner?
  8. What is a wine glass? How does it look?
  9. Do you prefer red or white wine? Why?
  10. How do you serve wine? Cold or warm?
  11. Have you ever seen a wine bottle opener?
  12. What is a wine tasting? Have you ever been to one?
  13. Can you name a famous wine region?
  14. Why do some people collect wine?
  15. What do you think “vintage” means in wine?
  16. How do you store wine?
  17. What is the difference between cheap and expensive wine?
  18. Have you ever given wine as a gift?
  19. What are some occasions when people drink wine?
  20. Do you think wine is healthy?

B1 Level (Intermediate)

  1. How do climate and location affect the taste of wine?
  2. What are the main types of grapes used in wine making?
  3. How does aging affect the quality of wine?
  4. What is organic wine? How does it differ from regular wine?
  5. Can you explain the concept of a “wine pairing”?
  6. What is the significance of the wine cork?
  7. How can you tell if a wine is good quality?
  8. What are some common terms used to describe wine?
  9. How do winemaking techniques vary around the world?
  10. What are fortified wines? Can you name any?
  11. How do you read a wine label? What information does it provide?
  12. Why is the glass shape important for wine tasting?
  13. What are the health benefits and risks of drinking wine?
  14. How has the global wine industry changed in recent years?
  15. What role does wine play in cultural traditions around the world?

B2 Level (Upper-Intermediate)

  1. Discuss the impact of terroir on wine characteristics.
  2. Analyze the process and benefits of biodynamic winemaking.
  3. How do wine ratings and reviews influence consumer choice?
  4. Explore the history and evolution of winemaking practices.
  5. Discuss the challenges faced by the wine industry due to climate change.
  6. Compare the wine production methods of Old World and New World regions.
  7. What are the ethical considerations in wine production and consumption?
  8. How do sommeliers assess and recommend wines?
  9. Discuss the significance of wine in global trade and economy.
  10. Explore the cultural significance of wine ceremonies and festivals.

C1 Level (Advanced)

  1. Critically evaluate the sustainability practices in the wine industry.
  2. Explore the role of technology in modern winemaking and vineyard management.
  3. Analyze the impact of globalization on indigenous wine production.
  4. Discuss the future trends in wine consumption and production.
  5. Evaluate the effect of wine tourism on local economies and cultures.
  6. Examine the legal regulations affecting wine labeling and appellation.
  7. Discuss the influence of wine critics and publications on the industry.
  8. Analyze the role of wine in fostering social interactions and connections.
  9. Explore the psychological and sensory aspects of wine tasting.
  10. Evaluate the challenges and opportunities for small-scale wineries in a competitive market.

C2 Level (Proficiency)

  1. Debate the authenticity and value of wine appraisals and certifications.
  2. Analyze the socioeconomic disparities in wine accessibility and consumption.
  3. Discuss the philosophical aspects of winemaking as an art form.
  4. Explore the impact of climate change mitigation strategies on viticulture.
  5. Critique the role of wine in cultural identity and heritage preservation.
  6. Examine the ethical implications of wine marketing strategies.
  7. Analyze the complexity of wine as a symbol of luxury and social status.
  8. Discuss the interplay between wine science and sensory experience.
  9. Explore the contributions of wine to literature, art, and popular culture.
  10. Debate the impact of technological advancements on traditional winemaking practices.