A comedy wine masterclass with Damian Callinan & Paul Calleja

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: bullshit 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 & 3 time Barry Award Nominee] & 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.

“Wildly funny winespeak, a romp around the vineyard that seeks to demystify the cellar door experience and only leaves us feeling more confused.” ★★★★.5 – Herald Sun

“Damian Callinan and Paul Calleja have hit on a winning formula with The Wine

Bluffs, a stand-up show that lovingly lampoons wine snobbery.” ★★★★ – Artshub

“Holds a mirror up to the hobby of high-end wine appreciation” ★★★★ – The Age

“Become a wine connoisseur in one hilarious hour” ★★★★.5 – The Clothesline


Warnings: Frequent course language, sexual references, alcohol consumption and adult themes. Suitable for adults.


Lorne Hotel View Room


Saturday 5 October



Out by:

9:30pm approx.


  • $30
  • $25 for FOPA Friends