Wine Challenge Manifesto
(established in Glasgow, 26/04/2015)
Male Team Record: Eric (DEU) - Max (DEU) 10.0 sec
Mixed Team Record: Eric (DEU) - Francesca (ITA) 15.8 sec
Female Team Record: Deborah (BRA) - Luanna (BRA) 24.1 sec
§1 General
(1) Mutual consideration is highest priority.
(2) People taking part in the Wine Challenge should behave such that no other person is injured, endangered, or - except to the extent made unavoidable by the circumstances - impeded or inconvenienced.
(3) Before moving off you should look around for final check.
(4) New paragraphs or any changes to this manifesto can only be done by a 51% majority of the Wine Challenge Committee. All members of the Committee are: Nils Wilde, Jan Sedelky, Johannes Rybakowski and Eric Scholz.

§2 Match Ball
(1) Only dry red wines with at least 12 per cent alcohol per volume in a 0.75 liter bottle are permitted. Its shape should be the standard Bordeaux bottle.
(2) The bottle needs to be checked and opened directly before the start by one of the referees.

§3 The Wine Challenge
(1) A team consists of two persons.
(2) The team drinks the bottle by putting it directly to their mouths. No technical supporting tools like glasses, straws or funnels are allowed.
(3) Before the game starts, all referees and both players need to give a sign of being ready.
(4) The time measuring starts when the first player (starter) touches the neck of the bottle with his or her mouth and ends when the sprinter (last player in contact with wine) releases the bottle from his or her mouth.
(5) The team may pass the match ball as often as they like but at least once.
(6) A Wine Challenge in which one of the team members drink more than 60% of the bottle is a Dirty Game.
(7) It leads to an invalid game if a player is throwing up before the game was ended, too much wine was spilled or a Dirty Game occurred.
(8) A game is ended when the first referee announced it.

§4 Referees
(1) Every official Wine Challenge needs at least two referees where one of them is the first referee.
(2) The first referee has to be an official and he or she is the final decision-making authority.
(3) To call himself or herself an official, it is mandatory that the person was at least once a player in an official Wine Challenge. Exceptions apply to Johannes Rybakowski and Paul Räcke.
(4) All referees are supposed to keep time and help the first referee in his decision.
(5) The tasks of the first referee include timekeeping, validation of the match ball (accordingly to §2), declaring the game ended and declaring the game invalid.
(6) The first referee can state a time measurement as invalid and has the right to weight time measurements of all referees differently. However, he or she calculates the final time result rounded to the nearest tenth of a second. The result should be presented before declaring the game ended.
(7) Accordingly to §3.6, it is subject to the first referee to estimate the amount being drunk by each player.
(8) All timekeepers should use a clock which cannot be disturbed by any incoming text message or phone call. Used mobile phones - or equivalent - are supposed to be in flight mode.
(9) The match ball needs a manual check of emptiness by one of the referees before the game is declared ended. The match ball is empty if (and only if) there are only single drops coming out when the bottle is upside down. Therefore, this check needs to be done directly after the team finished drinking to maintain the thorough wetting of the inner surface.
(10) It is not the business of the referees to decide when the team should pass the match ball. This is a team-decision only. However, referees are allowed to give advice or announce the current time if the team wishes to do so.