Win $300 luxury Bordeaux Wine

How well do you know your escargots and Bordeaux? This week, we celebrate two undeniably ‘essential’ days including National Escargot Day that honours the famous French dish of cooked land snails, and National Wine Day (need we say more!).  

Enter and you may be the lucky winner of a Bordeaux Wine set worth $300! The winner will be announced on 08 June across all Karma Group and Karma Concierge social media channels.


    1. Approximately how many tonnes of snails are consumed in France per annum?

    2. Are snails nutritious as well as delicious?

    3. What is the process of farming or raising snails called?

    4. Are all snails a protected species in France?

    5. What are the correct implements to use to eat snails at a formal banquet?

    6. In French supermarkets, snails can typically be found... ?

    7. Where were the World Snail Racing Championships held in 2006?

    8. The snail has had a long and diverse history. Whose 4th century cook book included snail recipes?

    9. Why would you go and buy a box full of large empty snail shells?

    10. Which snail recipe does not exist?

    11. There's a glass of red wine from Margaux in front of you. Which is likely to be the main grape variety in the wine?

    12. Which one of these vintages would generally be seen as the most highly rated from Médoc?

    13. Which of these estates was NOT classified as a 'second growth' in the original 1855 Classification?

    14. Which of these tasting note snippets would you most expect to see in a review of a Pauillac wine? The answer was in a real Pauillac wine review by Jane Anson, who is now Decanter's sole Bordeaux en primeur taster.

    15. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are used to produce Sauternes and Barsac sweet wines. What is the third grape allowed?

    16. Which estate is famous for being mentioned by diarist Samuel Pepys in 17th Century England?

    17. Pick the odd one out...

    18. What do Château Climens and Château Palmer have in common?

    19. On this map showing several Left Bank appellations in different shades of purple, what does number '5' refer to, if '8' is Margaux?

    20. A study led by Bordeaux researchers last year found mint aromas to be most prominent in aged Bordeaux where Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant variety. What is the name of the compound now believed to cause these mint notes?

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    1. I grew up eating escargots. My late grandfather would roll them in special leaves and roast them in an open fire, or cooked with spinach leaves or simply curry until they’re very soft. I know it’s an acquired taste because of it’s rubberiness.

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