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Education,Entertainment,Wine,Wine Game

Playing around in wine country ~ ZinZig™

ZinZig™ arrived at my door step the other day; it’s the new wine drinking game from True Fabrications. This wine drinking game, unlike others that we’ve all played ~ like taking a sip of wine every time the word “Pecker” comes up in the movie “Pecker” ~ this game has a real educational function about wine.

IMDb review about “Pecker:” A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he’s taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called “Pecker” because he pecks at his food like a bird. Written by Joe Blevins

From their Website: ZinZig™ is the wine tasting and trivia game that will challenge your mind and palate. So sit back, relax, and sip your wine. You’re in for a Zin-ful good time™!

The quality of this game is the very first thing I noticed. The creators didn’t skimp on this one, as it’s all made from very sturdy cardboard. They very consciously have made this a game to withstand the tests of time and continued use.

The object of this game is to get to the winery, while answering trivia questions from over 200 cards. In the process, you’ll learn something new about wine. If you answer a question correctly, you win your card; but, you have to be careful, because other players can swap, trade, and/or steal your cards. The first player to collect his or her corks, grapes, barrels, and bottles, and get to the winery, wins the game.

You get to chose your player, from one of these fun wine loving people.

The number of people who can play ZinZig™ at one time is either from two to six; or, you can team up, making the number almost infinite.

To play ZinZig™, you’ll need two to three bottles of wine.

The number of bottles depends on the number of players or your experience level. For two to three players or teams of people with limited wine knowledge, they recommend two bottles of wine. For four to six players or teams, or people who are very familiar with the wine world, they recommend three bottles of wine.

This seems like a great Wine Century Club game, because the creators highly encourage choosing wines that are new to you (the object of the Wine Century Club). This allows the players to be expanding their palates, while learning something new every time they play.

To learn more about how to play the game, visit ZinZig™, or simply buy the game. I really don’t see how any wine lover could or would possibly be disappointed.

The game retails for $35, and is well worth the price. From, my perspective, this seems like a great game to have in your wine cellar, or buy your wine rack. It’s a fun way to learn about wine, while exploring and enjoying wine with your friends. With the holidays coming up, you know I’m going to be recommending this one as the non-wine wine gift of the season!

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