I bought this as a gift for a fellow wine lover. I was concerned that it might be too focused on drinking wine and not enough focused on learning about wine. But the balance is perfect. You get the opportunity to taste and learn about specific varietals and vintages, but you can also learn a great deal about wines of all types and regions. We found the questions very good; not esoteric but really educational. In addition to the questions and answers, each card provides a little background on the correct answer. So you really can learn more about wine by playing.
This game is great in that the multiple choice questions allow even non-wine-lovers to play along and have fun. Included with the game is a good bit of information about wine and wine-tasting. So it is fun and educational!
All items fit the person and occasion.
Bill was the runner
Informative and fun
I bought two of these games as gifts; one for my brother, who sells wine and belongs to a wine club, and one for my adult daughter, who wants to learn more about wine. I played the game and think it is great fun for both ends of the wine enthusiast spectrum.
just plain old fun to play a game with wine
A wine lovers new Friday night!
I gave this game to my mom and stepdad for Christmas and they loved it! They are both wine lovers and board game lovers, so this was pretty much the perfect gift!
Played this with husband, in-laws and son - we all had a fun time with it! Even though our wine knowledge varied greatly, as did our board game appreciation, the playing field was evened out a bit with free cards, trades and swaps. Plus with multiple choice questions there's always a chance of getting something right! A number of pop culture type wine questions were in there that threw off our "wine expert" :) A fun format where we got to educate ourselves a bit, drink wine, and have a great time together! My only con is that the people markers don't fit well in the cork stands. Certainly not a deal breaker though - the cork stands are a clever idea, you just have to hold the cork rather than the cardboard marker. Would certainly recommend to any wine loving game players!
Wine Country, VA