Call My Wine Bluff is a hugely entertaining show pitting the wits, wine knowledge and intuition of the audience against the lying, devious and cheating expertise of the panel. With none of the pomp and ceremony usually associated with wine tasting Call My Wine Bluff is an opportunity to taste (and drink!) 6 wines in a competitive atmosphere.
Call My Wine Bluff is a team game of six rounds, with tables competing against each other.
The panel is usually led by our owner and chairman Ted Sandbach who invites a variety of guests to join him. These may be drawn from our pool of expert staff, or friends of the company who fancy making a fool of themselves.
Wines are poured from covered bottles so there is no opportunity of seeing the label. The panel of three each give an amusing, informative and highly convincing description of the wine. Two of the panel are unashamedly lying through their teeth whilst the other is telling the truth. The table teams have to decide which of the panel is innocent of such deception. Points are awarded for guessing the correct wine and bonus points can be picked up for guessing the retail price.
As the rounds progress the teams - by this time enjoying the effect of the wine - are no longer basing their decisions on cold logic or sound knowledge. Instead they are beginning to realise how difficult it can be to identify the right wine.
At the end of the game, after the scores have been totted up, one team is declared the winner, and rewarded with a bottle of something delicious and fizzy!
Four times a year, we host Call my Wine Bluff at the Jericho Wine Rooms, above our shop on Little Clarendon Street, Oxford. These events are open to the public - simply get your team of four together and book a table through our website. You can find upcoming events here.