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How is the game played?Wine Teasers Wine Game

Teams take turns answering and discussing questions related to wine. Correct answers lead to opportunities to select wines for team wine cellars. The first team with a full wine cellar wins.

How long does the game take to play?

Play can be completed in as little as 30-40 minutes or can last up to 2 hours. It depends on how much discussion takes place – some groups like to whip through the game to see who wins, others like to spend time discussing and assimilating the content.

How many people can play?

The game can be played well with 2 people, is best with 6 – 10 people, and is adaptable for groups as large as 30 or more people.

Is this a boring and stuffy educational game?

Absolutely not! The questions and explanations reflect Jennifer Rosen’s wacky sense of humor and witty writing style. And the game play itself encourages playful interaction. After questions are answered correctly, players get to take a CELLAR STEP. Cellar steps lead to chance AND excitement as teams try to stock their wine cellars, sometimes LOOTING from other teams (oooh, payback is so much fun!) or using cellar EXCHANGES to take critical bottles from opponents (ouch, that hurt)!

I know nothing about wine. How can I play?

Wine Teasers is a LEARNING game, so everyone can play! Each question comes with a big HINT, which makes the answer accessible even to people who know very little about wine. More than just a gimmick, the hints are an integral part of the game play and help determine who wins.

Are there a lot of difficult pronunciations?

A few, but Wine Teasers makes sure nobody ever has to feel uncomfortable with pronunciations. First it comes with a pronunciation guide designed to be passed to the player reading the question. Second, each question card that has a hard-to-pronounce word has a “pronunciation alert” warning that reminds the reader to grab the pronuciation guide.

Is this a drinking game?

No, it is a learning game. No alcohol needs to be consumed during play and no questions encourage alcohol consumption.You do not need to purchase any specific wines, or for that matter, any wine at all, to play. It is not a wine tasting or wine drinking game. However, it is the perfect activity for a wine tasting event because it provides a lively activity that gets everyone involved and interacting.

What topics are covered?

  • Types of wines, grape varieties, qualities of wines, etc.
  • Techniques for drinking, serving, storing, restaurant etiquette, and more.
  • Food and wine pairings for at home and at restaurants.
  • A few trivia questions about unusual or quirky wine topics.

Is this just another trivia game?

This is trivia like no other! Instead of experts competing, showing off their already-acquired knowledge, Wine Teasers is about LEARNING, SHARING, EXPLORING, and LAUGHING!

Each question has a HINT, which often just gives away the answer. Plus, each question has a Cellar Step, which involves CHANCE, providing another avenue for beginners to move ahead.

What comes with the game?

  • 100 questions with hints and discussion points.
  • 30 wine bottle cards for team wine cellars. Each card describes a wine, why it would be a good addition to your team’s wine cellar, and includes food/wine pairings.
  • 4 hint credits (to keep track of if you needed a hint to answer a question)
  • Fast start rules and complete rules sheet
  • Pronunciation card

How many times can we play the game before we’ve used up all the cards?

You can play at least 4 times before you’ve gone through all the questions. It takes most groups between 20 – 25 questions until someone wins. Of course, there’s no guarantee people will actually REMEMBER all the questions and answers, so you can probably get a few more plays out of it!

Remember, Wine Teasers is also an excellent personal wine reference. The wine descriptions, food pairings, and basic facts make it useful for shopping, general reference, and individual learning.

I’m already a wine expert! Why should I play?

You’ll learn more, help others, and look smart! Each question includes a DISCUSSION point, which is brought before the entire group for fun and lively discussion. Your expertise will contribute to the group dialog, help others understand more, and make you look like the WINE GOD YOU REALLY ARE!

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Brenda  |  June 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    How is a winner declared?

  • 2. wineteasers  |  June 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    The way you win a game of Wine Teasers is that one of the two teams has answered enough questions correctly that they have collected one “bottle card” in each of the six different categories of wine. So, in other words, the first team to collect 6 bottle cards, one in each separate category, wins. Here’s a synopsis of the rules: https://wineteasers.wordpress.com/how-to-play/.

    Have fun!

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