Wine Tasting Budapest with Taste and Play
Have you ever been to Hungary while having international casino based party games where you can learn the tricks of wine tasting while floating on the Danube River and enjoying live music, have you? We highly doubt it, since our matchless Taste and Play program has just been launched and now is ready for adventurous pioneers to take a chance on the good luck and the sensitive sensory organs. It is recommended not just for professional wine tasters, but for beginners too. So if you are interested in quality wines but you have gained a little experience, the time has arrived to boost your knowledge.
What to expect? Well, valuable information on Hungary’s wine regions and exciting description of wines. Hence, at the next family gathering or company event, you can act as a wine expert. Or if you regard yourself as a professional taster, come and take a risk, test your knowledge meanwhile having a good time with other people of the same interest.
So what is it exactly? Basically, this is a casino themed wine tasting event, where you can enjoy the excitement of a casino game while experimenting the way of proper wine tasting. We recommend it for team building, stag party, even for family occasions if everyone is over 18.
Upon arrival at the entrance kind hostesses await you and show your table.
At the beginning of the game, we give you all the chips you have to organize during the game and you get a new personality since we use name cards for remembering each other's names. Don't think we learn each other's real name, but you can hide behind the face of a famous character such as Pinocchio or Queen Elisabeth. These chips are distributed for everyone equally. As a matter of fact, the chips’ value is, basically, the price of the wine casino; therefore, you can use your money twice in the evening. By the way, if you are afraid to apply alone, there is an opportunity too to play in a group. So take no excuse, apply to our Wine Tasting Game in Budapest!
After you have settled down the referee will explain the rules of the game and will hold a short presentation on the 22 wine regions of Hungary. Just to name a few: Eger, Tokaj-Hegyalja, Pannonhalma-Sokoróalja, Balatonfüred-Csopak, Villány-Siklós etc. Have you heard of the world-famous Aszú wine, Bull’s Blood, Ice wine, Leányka and Medoc from Eger or Cabernet Sauvignon from Bock Cellar? Do they sound unfamiliar? No matter, during the evening you have the chance to taste wines from 7 of these wine regions ranging from red, white and rosé wines. Afterward, you will gain a deep insight into them.
Your tool during the wine tasting in Budapest is a black (not transparent) wine glass, which will restrict you to recognize even the color of the wine you are drinking. Did you know, 80% of the received information comes through the eyes? Did you know that all the other senses lean on the vision while living your everyday life? This game will allow you to test all your other senses while discovering the taste of the wine. Be careful and don't let your confidence rise, thinking you are an expert wine consumer. Based on our experience, we know, everyone can fail our test (and before we forget, don’t think you will cheat and learn about the wine based on the bottle since the bottle will be covered as well). Concentrate and just rely on your senses!
1st round, your wine is pulled into your glass; you taste it and now it is time to take a bet. The examination of wine consists of a thorough smell and taste sampling. By this way, you can figure out whether it has a slightly perfumed, attractive aroma or a rich characteristic smell which makes it a heady, robust wine with plenty of good acids. Doesn’t it sound mouth-watering? I guess, definitely. When everybody is ready, the croupier will reveal the wine and you get your winnings.
While you enjoy the rest of the wine and eat your fingertip snacks, the croupier will explain everything you should know about the wine. These little savory snacks boost the aroma of the wine in order to make the taste more memorable. There are, for example, Grissini stick, Edam cheese, Vegetable
batonnets, Lemon marinated chicken mouse, on your plate. Don't worry, it is not gonna be a dry, boring explanation, it is all about fun (we won't ask at the end what you have learned and you don't have to take an exam either). During the presentations feel free to ask questions. Also, you can discuss with the other players and the croupier who knows well which wine type matches with which certain meals. Of course, it is widely known that red wines are mostly served to dark meat dishes like roasted wild pig or stew, and white wines to light dishes such as chicken breast in its skin filled with cheese, garnished with new potatoes sprinkled with dill or oven baked whole trout from Szalajka Valley sprinkled with lemon and capers and fresh salad, and dessert wines to different cakes like Somló sponge cake or Dobos cake. Collect other examples from the Hungarian's or other nation’s cuisines with your partners.
After paying the prizes comes the next round of betting and tasting again. This exciting, fascinating game has 7 rounds, wines from 7 Hungarian wine regions, with great fellow players and the experienced croupier. No need to mention that there are an ultimately great mood and atmosphere during the whole game where you can have fruitful discussions with others sharing the same taste like you or even make new friends, build potential contacts. Whether you are a beginner or a professional wine taster, there is always something to learn about wines, production technology, vineyards, storage of different wine types, marketing etc.
If each round is over, the winner(s) can win their prize. Until the prize is awarded it is a secret, though. But, of course, the gist of the whole event is playing for pleasure as the chips do not possess the value of money and cannot be redeemed. However, if you are clever and play with good tactics, we offer you another opportunity. Start collecting your chips, or trade with the other players and then purchase together a bottle of wine for the rest of the evening. And, in the end, if you can double the number of your original chips, you will get a 10 % discount from the price of the chosen bottled wine. Moreover; when the value of your chips reaches 100.000 HUF (around 320 Euros), you will get not a 10, but a 20% discount. Wow. It is worth it then. Consider it, figure out a special tactic and cooperate with others at the table, you know, with the potential Ariel or Amadeus Mozart. Have fun together while enjoying the charm of live music and the wines of different tastes.
Do not hesitate, come and try our extraordinary, special Wine Tasting and Playing Program in Budapest on a Danube River Cruise!