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Non-Reserved Seating/Standing $30.00
Cabaret Reserved Seating + Tasting Plate $50.00

Ever wondered what wine goes best with Fairy Bread? Why hasn’t the ‘Champagne Spider’ caught on? These questions and many more will be inadequately answered by the self-styled sommeliers of comedy, Damian Callinan & Paul Calleja.

After intoxicating sold out audiences across the country, The Wine Bluffs are here to do what they do best: bullsh*t about wine. Laying spurious claim to a reputation as renowned wine consultants, the duo, fresh from judging the Fruit Wine Section at The Rockhampton Show, will take you through the cellar door experience with a comedic twist.

They’ll help you match wine to Chiko Rolls, translate over-written bottle blurbs and identify the biggest Wine Wanker in the room: if you have a wine fridge set on two temperatures... It’s probably you.

The union of Callinan [Melbourne Fringe Comedy winner and three time Barry Award Nominee] and Calleja [stand up & writer on Before The Game & countless other TV shows] has everyone’s palate salivating as they prepare to uncork their latest vintage and let the comedy breathe.

Synopsis
Three time Barry Award nominee, Damian Callinan, and his trusty partner-in-wine, Paul Calleja, join forces as the self-styled sommeliers of comedy: The Wine Bluffs.

If judging the Fruit Wine Section at the Rockhampton Show is not testament to their standing in the Australian wine industry then their Famous Australian Wine Series is (even if the Malcolm Turnbull Shiraz didn’t deliver on its potential).

The Wine Bluffs take the audience through an interactive master class identifying the biggest Wine Wanker along the way [if you have a Winestate subscription and a Vintec fridge set on two temperatures, its probably you].

Callinans ability to read wine auras is revolutionising the wine industry as is Callejas creative gift for pairing food to wine. Once the audience is deemed ready they then take the audience on a virtual wine bus tour where they can put all they have learnt into practice.

From an audacious experiment at the Yarra Valley Grape Grazing Festival 2014, the show has enjoyed sell outs at Adelaide, Melbourne & Perth Fringes and attracted invites to the Barossa Valley Vintage Festival, Beauvine Festival in Perth, and numerous corporate entertainment bookings.

Age Restrictions: This is an 18+ event

Food offering explained: enjoy a delicious tasting plate with a trio of cheese, lavosh, an aranchini ball combining salt and pepper calamari with lemon aioli and a prawn cocktail. 


 

Tickets

 

Non-Reserved Seating/Standing

$30.00

 

Cabaret Reserved Seating + Tasting Plate

Enjoy a delicious tasting plate with a trio of cheese, lavosh, an aranchini ball combining salt and pepper calamari with lemon aioli and a prawn cocktail.

$50.00

The Venue: Ulumbarra Theatre

 

Meaning ‘gather together’ or ‘meeting place’ in the language of the local Dja Dja Wurrung people, Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre rises majestically from what was once the Sandhurst Gaol.

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  5. Latecomers may not be admitted until there is a convenient break in the performance.
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  7. Patrons must ensure all electronic devices are switched off or to silent throughout the performance.
  8. Persons bearing a concession ticket must carry proof of entitlement.
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