By Laina Carter of McGrail Vineyards
Since it’s ruined plans for pretty much everything there was to look forward to in 2020, I refuse to allow COVID-19 to spoil a good ‘ol get-together; meaning, I don’t let the fact that I can’t physically be with my friends and family get me down. Zoom happy hours were all the rage for a while and though many businesses have begun reopening, including the winery, I know there are so many of us who don’t always feel completely comfortable stepping out of the house still. At McGrail, we continue to offer SIP Club virtual tastings every other week and are more than happy to host a virtual tasting for any group of wine drinkers who would like to enjoy yummy wine in front of a computer screen (a dream come true if you ask me).
With our biweekly SIP Club virtual tastings, Friday afternoons have become a ritual of sipping on a few glasses of wine, paired with locally sourced tasty treats, while engaging in an ever-entertaining game of trivia with our community of spunky SIP members via Zoom. It’s truly been a favorite part of my job over the past few months—composing a sometimes very long list of intriguing and edutaining trivia questions and answers and watching our SIP Club members engage with them. Although we haven’t played trivia every week, it seems to have become a favorite activity of our SIP Club members. As we enter the 29th week of our SIP Club, I look back on the various amusing games of trivia we played over the past several months. I can’t help but want to share these exceptionally enthralling trivia Qs and As with those of you who enjoy some healthy competition and intriguing snippets of information to store in your mind, just in case you’re ever a contestant on Jeopardy.
I’ve compiled a few lists of some of my favorite trivia questions and answers by theme. Maybe you can use these to host your own virtual trivia night with friends or family! Please keep in mind that if you’d ever like us to host a virtual tasting or virtual party for you, we’d be happy to create a trivia game for you and your friends, based on your personal interests!