The Wine Games

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Wine tastings are boring. Pub quizzes aren’t. So we thought, why not combine the best of both? In reality we soon found out we weren’t the first to conjure up this glorious concept. But at least it proved that it was sound.

Six to eight wines. Divided into flights of two. Questions preceded by a little inside info to help you navigate your way through the intricacies of foreign lingo, terroir and tinkle bits. One knowledgeable sommelier of questionable habits to chart a course through the murky waters of partially digested grape juice accompanied by a small rabble of devout followers. Battling it out for the honour of top wino!

Egos were tested, nostrils flared, pinkies were raised in defiance; and one man got a headache! It was even told that someone had learnt something.

And thus, after a long and successful run of “Game of Wine Cape Town”, sommelier missionaries Joakim Hansi Blackadder and Barry Scholfield decided to charter a course deeper into the unknown. Roping in Kenyan import Spencer Fondaumiere to help spread the gospel of Bacchus with the help of technological quiz wiz Frank van Oirschot and his team of Dutchies to bring you

Fun, informative, interactive, gamified wine tasting from the comfort of your own home. Spend a night-in traveling the world of wine from the comfort of your sofa while testing your palate against the rest of Mzansi. Or, gather a rabble and compete in real time from the palm of your hand while our designated sommelier team guides you along the journey, on the big screen, in real time, high definition, from our studio in the Stellenbosch Winelands.

For the more serious cork dorks and intrepid adventurers out there check out our Facebook page at for up to date listings on formal wine tastings, new releases and regional overviews hosted by some of SA’s fines wine talent.


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