A grape success

(Posted on 10/06/12)

A grape success

Zebra Marketing and Communications, in conjunction with Chester fine wine merchant Cantina Caputo, hosted its second wine tasting and quiz event, the ‘Big Chester Wine Quiz’, on Thursday 31st May 2012, and raised well over £500 for local children’s charity Empowering Youth Foundation (EYF). 


The event again took place at Chester Guildhall on Watergate Street, with 15 teams of up to six people competing for the trophy. Teams included representatives from accountancy firm McLintocks, Imtech, W.A.S.P. and last year’s winners Walker Smith Way solicitors.  The teams were tested over a series of rounds, including questions on the history of Chester, ‘Dingbat’ picture puzzles and general knowledge.  Yet again the most popular round turned out to be the wine tasting, where teams were asked to fill in the blanks for five mystery wines. In addition to the wines and the quiz, the raffle raised over £500 on the night in aid of EYF.


Trophy holders Walkers’ Winos almost fought off the competition, but ended up in a tie for first place with a team from W.A.S.P.  Commented Holly Nelson, marketing manager and captain of the Walker Smith Way team:  “We had a great time and were delighted to defend our title.  We’d have liked to have won outright, but there’s always next year – we’ll be back”.  W.A.S.P. team captain Aimee Jones was also happy to share the prize:  “Our wine knowledge was better than we expected. We have agreed to timeshare the trophy”.  


As co-hosts, Zebra is pleased to see that this event is going from strength to strength.  It was the second annual wine quiz and it’s definitely here to stay.  We’d just like to thank everyone who supported our event and took part on the night – we’re looking forward to next year already.