No joke, this game is truly a crash course – Oenophilia 101. Not only do you have hands-on wine tasting incorporated into the competition, it also provides a wealth of history, terminology, and fun facts about wine. Having been an up-and-coming wine lover for the last several years, I did know enough to not feel like a total novice playing, but if you want to take your party tricks in wine wows to the next level, get and play this game!! Zinzig!!