DOESN'T REMEMBER the classic Italian grape-stomping
episode of I Love Lucy? Subse- quently, who hasn't
wanted to squash a vat full of juicy grapes with his
or her bare feet-at least once? Event and meeting goers
in Northern California's wine country can get a taste
of grape-crushing with Cabernet Chaos, a teambuilding
game from Benicia, California-based Total Rebound.
In the game, groups compete against one another by
stomping wine grapes as fast as they can to get the
juice-and their juices-flowing. Team members carefully
guide the grape juice down a narrow copper trough into
a small carafe that sits pre-cariously on a teeter-totter-style
cart balanced by two other team mates. The team with
the most juice at the end of the game wins.