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October 15, 2009

Wine Games for a Wine Tasting Party

Filed under: Blog Articles,Experiencing Wine,Featured — admin @ 11:56 am

Wine tasting parties are becoming more and more common these days as a great way for friends to get together, have fun and learn about wines. Usually each guest will bring a different bottle of wine to the party. Why not be the talk of the party and put your bottle of wine in a wooden contraption called a bottle puzzle? Start the wine tasting party off to figuring out how to get the bottle of wine out of the puzzle. Conversation and wine will flow, but only if you solve the puzzle!

Don't Break the Bottle Puzzle

If you’re planning on hosting a wine tasting party, you’ll need a theme. Select a varietal from a specific region or regions then invite guests to bring California Whites, California Reds, Italian Reds, European Reds, etc.

Our sales have covered many different wine tasting and wine trivia games over the years. Here are some of our most popular versions.

Wine Tasting Party Game

This wine tasting kit can accommodate a party of 36 wine lovers. It comes with 24 colorful wine bottle wraps and 36 wine glass stem tags as portrayed in the following photos.

Wine bottle wraps for blind tastingWine Glass Stem Tags

This Wine Tasting Game goes above and beyond other wine tasting game kits since it includes an aroma guide, tasting tips booklet and flavor guide.

Bouquet the Wine Game

900 questions are divided into 6 categories which are Area, Chateau/Producer, Spirits, Vocabulary, Fortified Wine and Grape in Bouquet The Wine Game.

Bouquet Wine Board Trivia Game

Sample questions from each category in the Bouquet Wine Board Game are:

Do you find AC Pomerol in Spain?
No, it’s in Bordeaux, France

A small Spanish district producing highly concentrated wines of Garnacha and Carinena is taking the world by storm. Name the district and the region.
Priorat DO in Catalonia.

Which is the most peaty / smoky whisky – Irish or Scotch?

Is a vintner a wine merchant or a person who grows grapes?

How soon must a Port be bottled after having been declared as a Vintage Port?
Within 2-3 years.

The Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara wines are all made from one grape variety. Which?

Winerd Board Game

Our next best seller, the Winerd Board Game, uses three bottles of red or white wine. This wine board game has 300 wine trivia questions and includes blind tastings for evaluations.

An example of a wine trivia question from this game is:

When the cork is presented to you in a restaurant, you should:

  • Look at it and touch it
  • Bite it to determine the cork’s subtle flavors
  • Smell it

Look at it and touch it

You should do this to make sure that the cork is moist and not crumbly which could indicate improper storage and possible spoilage. If you choose to smell it, you will most likely only smell a wine scented cork unless there is a severe defect.

White Wine Playing Cards

A poker-sized card deck featuring 52 different white wine grapes. Each card describes a specific grape, outlining its origins and characteristics, along with a suggested dish to serve. Learn what grapes are included in popular blended wines—French Bordelais, or Chateauneuf du Pape; Spanish Riojas, and Italian Vino da Tavolas.

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