Get your team ready and get ready to compete! Comedy Cellar, New Zealand’s largest wine tasting competition (and a huge night of entertainment), is coming to Tauranga on Friday 3rd December and Rotorua on Saturday 4th December.
The fantastic combination of wine, comedy, food and entertainment makes for a great Christmas function, says Strike Events Director, the owners of Comedy Cellar, Scott Palmer.
“Participants get the opportunity to compete as a team alongside friends, colleagues and clients for the title of Comedy Cellar Champions, Tauranga (or Rotorua!).
“By the end of the evening, we will have a local champion team worthy of wearing the title of Comedy Cellar Champions!
“But there is a twist; we take the average score from all of the teams who compete on the night, and on our website, you can see how your town or region compares to other parts of New Zealand. So we end up with an (unofficial) New Zealand wine-tasting champion region which is arguable the countries most knowledgeable and best wine drinkers!”
The Comedy Cellar competition is based on the ‘wine options’ format. Four wines are served blind on the night and each wine has around 7 or 8 questions asked about it.
Teams (a table of 8-12 people) need to taste, discuss and agree on a single correct answer for each question which is then submitted to Comedy Cellars knowing all judge and wine expert Bob Campbell for review and score allocation.
Some questions are weighted, and time is limited.
The evening is co-hosted by New Zealand’s highly regarded wine expert, Bob Campbell, and leading stand up talent and host Michele A’Court.
“Our co-hosts are the best in their fields and combine to provide a great night of wine, competition and entertainment,” says Palmer.
Tables are now on sale and can be purchased through their website, but hurry, there is one show only per region.
This year, Comedy Cellar is holding events in Tauranga, Rotorua, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Masterton and Palmerston North, with another several taking place in mid-2022 in other parts of New Zealand.
Regional and team scores are updated after every event so people can follow the progress and overall position of their team and town as more events unfold.
Comedy Cellar Championships
Tauranga | Friday, December 3rd
Classic Flyers Aviation Museum
Jean Batten Drive
Rotorua | Saturday, December 4th
Rotorua Racing Club
Bookings & Info at comedycellar.co.nz