Wine athletes prepare to drink for Waikato Pride!


Comedy Cellar, New Zealand’s largest amateur (team) wine tasting event and a huge night of laughs, learning and entertainment, is back in town on Friday, December 9th at the Atrium (Wintec).

Comedy Cellar is a blend of two of life’s great joys, wine and comedy and is a fun and entertaining night and a great end of year team builder. There is, however, a serious catch on the night as wine athletes from around the Waikato assemble their teams for the chance to not only become Waikato Comedy Cellar Champions (aka the best wine drinkers in town) but provincial wine drinking representatives and possible national wine drinking champions!

Comedy Cellar allows local teams (tables of 8 to 12 persons) to drink and compete against other local teams (typically made up of colleagues, clients, and friends) with scores given for correct answers on wines served to the table. Only one answer per table (team) may be submitted to the judge, so teams must first debate and agree on the correct answer to submit. Four wines are served over the evening, and up to eight questions are asked about each wine. Some scores may not be revealed until the final round making for a tense finish.

After a local champion is found, crowned and presented with the appropriate silverware, all scores are then averaged and compared to other regions around New Zealand via the leader boards on the Comedy Cellar website (updated after every event). So as Comedy Cellar moves around the country, we get to find out who the nation’s best wine drinkers in New Zealand are (let’s go Waikato)!

Comedy Cellar is co-hosted by New Zealand’s foremost wine expert and guru, Bob Campbell (the Cellar) and top entertainer Michele A’Court (the Comedy). The organisers stress this is a completely amateur event, and anyone with a formal wine qualification is actually banned! Alongside the competition wines, a full bar service is also available, and the evening is catered.

Full details are available from the Comedy Cellar website: www.comedycellar.co.nz


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