Nintendo announces game to teach wine etiquette

Posted by Mark Raby

Tokyo (Japan) - Nintendo DS owners who have always wondered the proper way to drink Chateau Margaux will soon be able to receive a lesson on the subject with a new game announced by Square Enix.

Square Enix, the same company in charge of the Final Fantasy series, has announced "Beginners Wine DS".  It will feature step-by-step instructions on how to correctly taste wine or choose one for a special occasion.

The DS has been the source for many unique ideas since the release of Brain Age last year.  Games since then have included cooking tutorials, eye exams, and lie detectors.

Beginners Wine DS will hit stores in Japan on November 15, coinciding with the release of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau wine.  So far it has only been confirmed for the Japanese market.