Royal Croquet Club – The Parlour, Wed 24 Feb
Have you ever wandered into a cellar door and not had a clue what you were supposed to do (What am I supposed to say? Why do I smell this? I guess it tastes like stone fruit?)? Do you find the whole song and dance particularly pretentious? Well never fear, because The Wine Bluffs are here!
Whether you are a lover of wine or have only enjoyed it from a box, The Wine Bluffs is a show you should take the time to see this year at The Fringe. Comedians Damian Callinan and Paul Calleja act as judges and consultants on all matters wine: food parings (what goes will with a chicko roll?), wine descriptions (lots of words) and label names. They will tell you how to properly aerate a wine (think of Beyoncé) and how to taste it, and what you should or shouldn’t say at the wine cellar. They also give their advice on what they would have paired with the food at the Adelaide Oval’s Hill of Grace.
Even though the audience may mostly be from Adelaide, one of the greatest wine producing regions in the world, Damian and Paul will still teach you a thing or two. While poking fun at the absurdity of the wine industry, they do so with a clear love and knowledge for the subject matter. The two comedians work incredibly well together, as their banter and jokes were very natural and made for a quick hour show.
Go down to the Royal Croquet Club, enjoy a free glass of wine on them, and learn about the ins and outs of the wine industry. For anyone who has been on a wine tour, tried to understand a wine list or just browses the varietals sections at Dan Murphy’s, this is a show not to be missed.
Damian Callinan & Paul Calleja – The Wine Bluffs continues at The Royal Croquet Club – The Parlour from 9pm until Sat 5 Mar.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.