what to drink now: Jacob’s Creek

Knock, knock? Who’s there? Matt Richardson and Kojo Anim. The UK’s best-know wine brand, Jacob’s Creek, is working with two of Britain’s best-loved comedians to launch an online competition and deliver moments of laughter to lucky Brits this Father’s Day.

During lockdown, moments of laughter were few and far between and the nation has been craving a dose of pure joy. Australian wine brand, Jacob’s Creek, has partnered with two comedians to launch an online competition to deliver the UK’s most exclusive stand-up comedy performances by ex-Dancing on Ice contestant, Matt Richardson, and Britain’s Got Talent golden buzzer winner, Kojo Anim, inside a 3ft Scotch whisky barrel outside dads’ front doors.

What’s more? To celebrate Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel range, six lucky participants across the country will receive a complimentary case of wine with Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The nationwide3 campaign is launching to provide much needed laughs to Brits (including dads) after a particularly tough year. Available from 10th June, to enter the competition, Brits will simply need to visit Barrel-of-laughs.com to be in with the chance to win the UK’s most intimate (or so we think) comedy performance – and, who knows, win their dads a gift to remember.

Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel is finished in aged whisky barrels for a richer, deeper, and smoother taste. The Double Barrel range is crafted from superior quality grapes which are first matured in traditional wine barrels. Then, using a unique Double Barrel technique, the wines are finished in aged whisky barrels to build additional layers of complexity. The perfect gift this Father’s Day.

As well as delivering a barrel of laughs in partnership with two comedians and complimentary bottles of Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel aged in whisky barrels, the Australian wine brand has also commissioned a survey4 to find out the nation’s favourite dad jokes which will feature as part of the campaign.

  1. Why is the mushroom always invited to parties? Because he’s a fungi – 21%
  2. Did you hear about the restaurant on the mood? Great food, no atmosphere – 20%
  3. What do you call a short mother? A minimum – 19%
  4. Dad, do you know why it’s so dark at night? No, Sun – 19%
  5. Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It’s very time consuming – 18%
  6. Why did the crab never share? Because he’s shellfish – 17%
  7. What did the late tomato say to the other tomatoes? Don’t worry, I’ll ketchup – 17%
  8. Have you heard the joke about the butter? I better not tell you; it might spread – 17%
  9. What sound does a witch’s car make? Broom, broom – 15%
  10. What kind of doctor is Dr. Pepper? A fizzician – 12%

Comedian Matt Richardson said: “We Brits have a great sense of humour and love to laugh, so it’s a pleasure to be working with Jacob’s Creek to deliver literal barrels of laughter this Father’s Day. What are you waiting for? Head over to Barrel-of-laughs.com for a chance to win a performance by myself or pal, Kojo Anim”.


The competition is available in England and Scotland3 to over 18s. Lucky competition winners will be randomly selected to receive a surprise visit by Matt Richardson and Kojo Anim on Father’s Day, 20th June 2020. Location restrictions apply and competition ends at 12noon on 18th June 2021. For more information, please visit Barrel-of-laughs.com and check full Terms & Conditions.

*(Or so we like to think)

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