Merrick Watts’ ‘An Idiot’s Guide to Wine’ to come to Shelter Brewing Co next month

Breanna RedheadBusselton Dunsborough Times
Merrick Watts will hit the stage at Shelter on August 20.
Camera IconMerrick Watts will hit the stage at Shelter on August 20. Credit: Monica Pronk

The South West is set to host a smash-hit comedy show in its one and only Western Australia performance.

Celebrated comedian and wine specialist Merrick Watts is bringing his show, ‘An Idiot’s Guide To Wine’, to Shelter Brewing Co for an exclusive performance on August 20.

After a sold-out series of shows at both the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival, Watts said he’s looking forward to bringing his show to Busselton.

“This is one of my all-time favourite shows to do — I’ve been waiting years to come to WA,” he said.

“It’s a comedy show about wine, people taste wines as I tell jokes about the grapes and their history.

“As a warning, I should say, some people over the course of the wine tasting have learnt something — that’s accidental.”

Holding a WSET 3 wine qualification himself, Watts said he is looking forward to tasting some local drops.

“Shelter is a renowned brewery and an awesome place to host a show, even one about wine, besides, to me ‘cleansing ales’ are part of enjoying wine,” he said.

“At the show, we’ll be . . . tasting a range of local wines, having the Margaret River wine region at your doorstep is exceptionally handy for everyone.”

The 70-minute show, includes a beer, six wine tastings, a three-course meal from the Shelter kitchen and a belly full of laughs.

Shelter Brewing Co general manager Paul Maley said the unique show is likely to sell out fast.

“Tickets are selling well and we’ve had some group booking inquiries — that’s what this show is all about, friends, fun times, and great wine,” he said.

Tickets are available now via Moshtix.

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