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Wine.woot sells first edition of Wine Teasers game

The first edition version of Wine Teasers wine game recently had a quick sellout at wine.woot.

Some people were wondering if the  Wine Teasers edition for sale at wine.woot was the same as the edition for sale at amazon.com and at the Cork Jester’s Wine Teasers website.

The answer is NO, it’s a completely different edition.

The first edition game is not available on the retail market. The ONLY place you can get it is at wine.woot, where they sell it every now and then, either by itself or bundled with another wine accessory. Just one more great reason to visit the wine.woot site on a regular basis!

What’s the difference between the two editions?

First, Jennifer Rosen, Cork Jester, did the content for the second edition, not the first. As the publisher and creator of the first edition, I can tell you that Jennifer’s expertise, witty writing, and insider wine knowledge is the reason that the 2nd edition got all the outstanding media reviews and is still selling like gangbusters today.

While we at Fine Wine Games, Inc. still have fond thoughts about the 1st edition (probably because we had so much of our own blood, sweat, and tears invested in it), and people did like it, the 2nd edition is the current hot retail product and the only Wine Teasers game that’s available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble stores (not online), and other stores across the country.

Major differences in the two editions include:

  • Second edition is the Jennifer Rosen edition with the Cork Jester brand.
  • Second edition has all new content – no content from the first edition is duplicated in the 2nd edition
  • Second edition includes labels, descriptions, tasting notes, etc. of real-life wines. First edition describes generic wines.
  • Second edition has replaced the dice with another method of chance. It’s 100% paper product, no dice required to play.
  • Second edition has completely different packaging – it’s burgundy colored, not green, and still fits in a purse or pocket.
  • Second edition is still for sale at MSRP at Amazon.com – because it continues to sell so well, Amazon has never seen the need to discount the price (whereas almost all wine game competitors have had their price reduced by Amazon). That means it’s worth every penny people pay for it.

So for those of you looking for a great wine gift, a stocking stuffer, or just something fun to do with the holiday guests, head over to the how to buy page and grab a game or two in time for the partying!

And don’t forget to check in on a regular basis at wine.woot – they’re sure to have the first edition showing up again every now and then.

December 5, 2009 at 3:45 pm Leave a comment

Educational wine gift or fun wine gift?

We got an email yesterday from someone shopping for a fun wine gift who wondered how heavy the “educational” part of Cork Jesters Wine Teasers is.

The answer is that the game is an actual card game with rules that work, meaning it can be played just for fun with no learning required. The rules keep things moving at a good pace and offer a bit of chance along with the opportunity for minor skulduggery.  It’s definitely a game, so that makes it a fun wine gift.

Wine Teasers Wine Bottle CardHOWEVER, for people who want to learn about wine, Wine Teasers wine game offers many opportunities. In fact, one of the Wine Teasers product reviews state that the game can be used as an excellent source of wine reference. So it’s also an excellent educational wine gift.

Players (the more-or-less sober ones, that is) can absorb a lot of good, accurate wine information as they play. Nobody HAS to do that, but it’s there for those who want it. Each question has a one-paragraph answer that goes a little more in depth. People who want to play fast often ignore those explanations. Those who want to learn a bit more or who have their interest piqued by a question spend a moment or two on the explanation.

Another big take-it-or-leave-it learning opportunity lies in the wine bottle cards. The game includes 30 cards that represent real-life wines. Those cards have descriptions that include the grape, origins, tasting notes, food pairings, and price range. The image shows one of those cards.

People have reported that they’ve taken the wine cards with them when shopping for wine. The cards fit easily in a pocket, and with real images of wine labels, the cards make it easy to find the wine of interest.

So what’s the answer? Is Cork Jester’s Wine Teasers an educational wine gift or is it a fun wine gift? The answer is: “YES!”

December 2, 2009 at 8:05 pm Leave a comment

Great wine trivia gift

Love wine? And trivia? Then you’re in luck! Cork Jester’s Wine Teasers is a great wine trivia gift – plus it’s only $12.95 at Amazon.com. Cheap!Wine Teasers Trivia Question Card

The thing about trivia is that it can get show-offy. Holier than thou. Even nasty, sometimes.

But that doesn’t happen with Cork Jester’s Wine Teasers! We use only the kindest, gentlest trivia, certified 100% friendly by KITTIES (Kindness In Trivia Testing Institute Evaluation Service).

Take a look at the image to the right. That’s an actual card from the Wine Teasers game. Notice the multiple choice? That’s what we call NICE. Notice the really big hint? That’s what we call FRIENDLY. Notice the humor? That’s to relieve TENSION. Notice the clear, concise answer? that’s what we call HELPFUL.

Now where else can you find trivia like that?

You just can’t play Cork Jester’s Wine Teasers without having a good time!

December 1, 2009 at 8:28 pm Leave a comment


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Cork Jester's Wine Teasers wine game is a trendy, educational game that combines trivia, hints, chance, and even the occasional diabolical maneuver to provide a fun and unpretentious wine learning experience. Teams of players answer questions, discuss topics, loot virtual wines from each other, and have a fun, educational experience along the way. Wine Teasers’ motto, “The FUN way to learn wine,” describes the game perfectly

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