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Cork Jester's Wine Teasers Cards – August 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Cards: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Teasers Games, Inc. (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980131901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980131901
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Good Spirits 2008. By Bill Marsano. Handy, enjoyable and informative, Wine Teasers is a game based on a stack of cards, each bearing one question, three possible answers, and a hint for the desperate. Its creator is Jennifer Rosen, the Cork Jester, who has won a James Beard Award and numerous other gonfalons for her witty and refreshing, snobbery-free wine writing. FYI, although the game is designed for from 2 to 20, solitaire is possible and it makes a good self-teaching device (wineteasers.com). Rosen s books, The Cork Jester s Guide to Wine and Waiter, There s a Horse in My Wine, are also well worth a look. --Hemispheres Magazine

Urban Vintage By PETER HELLMAN. A witty wine blogger, Jennifer Rosen, also known as the Cork Jester, has partnered with wine-loving librarian Stefan Smith to create a wine game that combines elements of Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly. And it's been cunningly devised so that wine nerds and neophytes can play together. If a player can't directly answer a wine trivia question, a hint is offered. Each correct answer leads to a "cellar step," which allows the player to select a wine bottle card for your cellar or to loot a bottle from the opposing team's cellar. The first team to accumulate six bottle cards wins. Wine Teasers can be played on an auto trip ($12.95 at amazon.com).

-- HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE -- The San Francisco Chronicle. A "build your own wine gift basket" recommendation by Stacy Finz,

-- Last Nano Second Gift Ideagrams gift recommendation by Grapevine Radio.

-- How to Select Gifts for Your Friends Who Love Wine gift recommendation by eHow.com.

-- Great Gift Ideas for a Wine Connoisseur gift recommendation by E. M. Robinson, Helium. --The New York Sun

--Hemispheres Magazine

About the Author

Winner of the 2005 James Beard Award for Internet Writing on Food, Restaurant, Beverage or Nutrition, and 2003 finalist for Jacob's Creek International Best Drinks Writer, Jennifer is the author of Waiter, There's a Horse in My Wine, and The Cork Jester's Guide to Wine, both winners of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for Wine Literature. Her weekly wine column, called hilarious, informative, and the very essence of wine fun, has appeared in the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, CO, a network of papers across the nation, and has been read around the world by over 45,000 subscribers to her Internet newsletter.

Jennifer's byline has also appeared in Wine Enthusiast, The Beverage Network, Wine Country International, Drinks, Wines and Vines, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Broughton Quarterly, Fine Art Registry, The New Zealand Winepress, The Independence Institute and The Wine Club Newsletter.

Stefan Smith, Wine Teasers founder & publisher, is a wine-loving academic librarian by profession whose research and publication history focuses on small-group learning for adults. After founding Teasers Games Inc. (formerly Fine Wine Games, Inc.) Smith published the first edition of Wine Teasers wine game. With Jennifer Rosen on board for the second edition, titled Cork Jester s Wine Teasers, the game finally came into its own and the rest is history.

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It is informative and really funny.
C. Maria
I don't know if everyone will like that, especially if you're playing with a serious group, but our group definitely liked it.
Ebooks4Us
I had a hard time deciding which game to get as well.
kiwanissandy

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By kiwanissandy VINE VOICE on December 20, 2008
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This game comes in a pack of cards with 50 question cards, 4 hint cards, 1 pronunciation card and 30 bottle cards (there are 5 cards for 6 different types of wines). The premise is to accumulate 1 card from each of the 6 different wines. They are white-lighter bodied, white-fuller bodied, red-lighter bodied, red-fuller bodied, sparkling & rose, and then dessert. You do it by answering questions.

This would be a great card game to leave out on a wine bar and let the patrons try to answer the questions. If you answer the question then you pick a wine card that it tells you to pick. You have the options of picking from the deck, looting your opponents wine cards, or trading. It's all quite fun and I learned quite a bit from the trivia questions.

Examples of questions are: Why are rosebushes planted in vinyards? In Portugal, the "lagar" is an important part of winemaking. What is it? In wine talk "fruity" means? "You'd be surprised how much fun you can have sober. When you get the hang of it." Jack Lemon said this in which movie? So it's facts questions, it's knowledge questions, it's trivia questions. It's just plain fun.

I can't tell the answers, you'll have to get the game to find out. LOL.

This would make a great gift for the wine enthusiast who has everything. It's a nice little stocking stuffer as well. If you have any questions about the game, ask me in the comments and I'll try to answer. I had a hard time deciding which game to get as well.

I would highly recommend this game. If not for the group then just to increase your own knowledge base about wines and winemaking.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Maria on September 18, 2009
This game is a lot of hours of fun in a tiny box. My husband and I (who are wine enthusiasts) and our friends (who know almost nothing about wine)ALL LOVE THIS GAME! It is informative and really funny. One of the good things about it is that people who know know very little about wine can also play and be competitive because there are hints for those who need it,
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ebooks4Us on October 28, 2012
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Just played this with a group of good friends, and I have to say we had a lot of fun. We were wary that this could be too educational, but it wasn't. Most of us knew a little about many of the topics, but the questions and answers have a twist or an unusual fact or something that makes it so that we either learned something or laughed about something or went "aha" instead of just getting it right or wrong. Very nice!

Be warned, it has some pretty wacky humor. The writer seems to get a kick out of insulting the players and being irreverent. I don't know if everyone will like that, especially if you're playing with a serious group, but our group definitely liked it. The wine world needs more humor!

Oh, almost forgot - there's a pronunciation card included in the deck. We didn't see that until toward the end of the game, but it would have been useful for those occasional weird wine words that nobody's sure about pronouncing. Next time we play I'll put it in the middle of the table.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bdf4gam3 on February 11, 2012
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The game is nice and my freinds and I would have enjoyed it more were it not for the smell! For some strange reason these cards have a VERY strong chemical smell that just won't seem to go away. I even left them outside to air out for a week and when I brought them back in the smell was not much better. It actually gave my girlfriend a headache. Very strange??
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By Bill W. on June 12, 2013
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We played this trivia game at our last wine tasting party. All had a good time as we learned a few facts about the wine we get together to sample. Fun and didn't take up a lot of our time. Ideal trivia game for the main subject - the makeup of a bottle of wine.
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