Archive for November, 2010

Wine Teasers in Top 10 Stocking Stuffers at About.com

Cork Jester’s Wine Teasers is in fine company in About.com’s list of Top 10 Stocking Stuffers for Wine Lovers.

We share the stage with the Vacu-Vin Gift Pack, Wine Themed Cuff Links, Cork Stoppers, Wine Aroma Kit, and other Christmas Themed Wine Accessories.

We always we knew we were the best wine stocking stuffer out there, but it’s great to be recognized! Thanks, About.com! Check out some other media accolades here.

November 30, 2010 at 7:17 pm Leave a comment

Wine Card Games

Seems like most trivia games simply provide questions and answers. The person who knows the most about the topic wins.  Play a few times with the same people and there’s no hope for all but Mr. Smarty Pants, who wins incessantly, wants to play repeatedly, and who everyone else just wants to strangle.

The same is true for most wine card games, which provide a deck of questions and answers and have rules that amount to no more than counting correct answers. If there’s a wine snob in the room, these games have the potential to make just about everyone feel miserable.

But even worse, many people who are well-educated about wine feel embarrassed playing these kinds of games. They don’t want to look like know-it-alls. They want to have fun, just like everyone else. If they know enough about wine to share their knowledge, they don’t want to do it at the expense of someone else LOSING while  they WIN. Most wine tasting parties and other social gatherings at which wine is being enjoyed and discussed are most definitely not competitive environments.

We at Wine Teasers Wine Game have very purposefully taken a different approach to wine trivia. The rules make it  clear that the trivia is not used to divide players. The questions, answers, and discussion points provide a platform to learn more about wine, to bring people together as they experience something they enjoy. Sure, there will be a winning team at the end of the game, but along the way, everyone realizes that the winning team didn’t necessarily know more about wine. They pooled their ideas, they made the most of  the playful hints, or maybe they just got lucky. Nobody ever feels bad when playing Wine Teasers Wine Game!

That’s our approach. We think it sets us apart from other wine trivia games. Give us a try. We’re easy to pick up at Amazon.com or True Fabrications. Read some of our media reviews while you’re at it.

November 28, 2010 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

Legally, on American wine labels, the term “Reserve” designates:

It’s been eons since we posted an actual Wine Teasers question so here goes:

The Wine Teaser is: Legally, on American wine labels, the term “Reserve” designates:

A: Top-quality grapes
B: Longer barrel aging
C: Nothing at all

And, as usual, here comes the GREAT BIG HINT.  Players move ahead more quickly if they don’t need the hint, but it’s always there, ensuring that  Wine Teasers wine game is playable by even people who know little about wine.

Hint: We don’t need no stinkin’ rules.

Answer: C. In European countries, Reserve is a legal term with very strict rules about quality and ageing. In America, it’s every man for himself. Some wineries use it for their best grapes, or for longer oak-aging, while others slap it on their cheapest junk.

That’s an actual question (one of the more serious ones, you might notice) from Cork Jester’s Wine Teasers wine game, the most fun, zany, unintimidating wine game on the planet!

November 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm Leave a comment

Another great place to buy a great wine game!

Here’s another great place to buy Wine Teasers wine game, the must-have wine accessory for holidays 2010!

Who or what is True Fabrications, you ask? They’re about the biggest distributor of wine accessories in the United States. While they’re well-known in the wine wholesale world, everyday consumers are probably not as familiar with the name. But you’ve probably seen their displays of wine accessories, since those displays are up in thousands of wine-selling establishments throughout the nation.

So pop over to True Fabrications and take a look at Wine Teasers there, along with lots of other outstanding wine accessories.

November 13, 2010 at 5:54 pm Leave a comment


What is Wine Teasers?

Wine Teasers Wine Game

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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