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 game of six rounds ideally with an audience of between 80 and 150 divided into teams of 8 or 10.
Each team is given a covered bottle so there is no opportunity of seeing the label. The panel of 3 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, the captain of the winning team is invited up on stage to be taught the art of sabrage - removing a Champagne cork with a sword!
Ted is the owner and MD of The Oxford Wine Company, currently Independent Wine Retailer of the Year. A former minor county cricketer and 1st class rugby player Ted gave up teaching to pursue his passion for wine. The company combines a thriving wholesale business with three retail shops - one in Standlake and two in Oxford.
Robin was a wine merchant for many years before selling his business and is now a hotelier and journalist. He combines his wine expertise with his experience of living abroad to bring an entertaining insight to the great wine regions of the world.
The former presenter of 'Top of the Pops' and 'Saturday Superstore' is a regular panel member. He has written many musicals and top ten hits and recently appeared on 'I'm a celebrity - get me out of here'. He is heavily involved in music production and is also involved in all aspects of the media.