Vino Presage

Vino Presage

Stop whining and start amazing! Wine meets mind in this FULL-COLOR book test like no other. What could be a more engaging crowd-pleaser than a playfully readable wine guide penned by a distinguished psychiatrist & sommelier?

VINO PRESAGE is a masterful pairing to get into your audience’s heads. Our boldest blend is the world’s first wine-themed book test. VINO PRESAGE is like no book test you’ve ever seen, with a delightful structure and backstory: an esteemed Doctor’s guide to his favorite vineyards – incorporating some “free association” psychological games to encourage food for thoughts.

Reveal a well-known bottle & vintage of a wine the spectator is thinking of. Know a free-form image they created in their mind. Reveal a word they freely chose. Know the winemaker and the name of their best friend. Reveal “word associations” that two people are merely thinking of. Know the tasting notes and characteristics of their chosen vino + even more! 

VINO PRESAGE flows with over 60 expertly crafted Rorschach “wine stains” that will spark your spectator’s imagination. Every abstract wine page reflects a palette of mind-reading possibilities. 

VINO PRESAGE IS A PREMIUM TOOL. We refused to settle (like many do nowadays) with a carbon copy rehash of typical book test features. We did not want to do a black & white book (which wouldn’t look realistic for a wine guide), or cut back on the number of glossy pages to save on costs. We felt that shaving costs compromised our vision for an exquisite book test.  The goal was to create something balanced for the mind and the eye. So we made a 5-year effort to do this wine book the classy way- and when you hold this baby in your hands and flip through the pages, you will notice the quality.

VINO PRESAGE isn’t just for wine lovers – it’s perfect for any mystery performer. Vino Presage is a book test that will generate conversations before the effect even starts, with layered direct methods for mind-reading miracles or a magical revelation.

Audiences will be awestruck by what’s cloaked behind this innocent “wine guide” with a mix of popular and high-end wines from around the world. But wine is only part of the story. So pour your audience a big glass of mystery and get ready to explore many cool new routines, imagery, and reviews – and perhaps even flex your wine knowledge.


  • FULL-COLOR guide to over 60+ wines from all over the world
  • Glossy UV-coated covers & luxurious heavy gloss paper
  • DURA-BOUND Our new/improved durable paperback binding system was designed to hold up to repeated performer use 
  • Over five years in research & development!
  • From the team that brought you the groundbreaking CELEBRITY PRESAGE books!
  • Reveal a freely chosen wine bottle, vintage year, and taste/flavors
  • Force a wine (YELLOW TAIL MERLOT)
  • Reveal a freely chosen wine stain for a revelation or drawing duplication
  • Know the name of a chosen WINEMAKER, the setting, and even the name of his best friend
  • Reveal a freely chosen word (WikiTest Words)
  • Both the force pages AND non-force pages allow revelations
  • Reveal TWO random thoughts concurrently (from two helpers) using our new “free association” WORD PLAY game
  • Reveal a challenging word from the wine review photo captions
  • Force a page at will using our famous PPNS
  • Force a page using our highest precision Svengali
  • 27-page PDF with detailed explanations and MANY routine ideas!
  • Extra subliminal downloads, Digital Force Bag text, and artwork for revelations
  • WikiTest words crib sticker included
  • Built-in secret cribs within the book itself
  • Snugly fits in a back or jacket pocket (8 x 5.5″)
  • Over 200 pages

VINO PRESAGE is a richly structured book test with “legs” (the wine kind) that will stand up to the closest scrutiny.

If you’re already familiar with our famous Celebrity Presage books, you know some of the techniques—but we guarantee there’s even more in store. 

“Easily the most BEAUTIFUL book test ever created.”

“One of the best-produced book tests I have ever seen. Best quality, using multiple principles that will fool your audience badly!!!” GERRY McCAMBRIDGE

“There is so much thought that has gone into Vino Presage. There are countless possibilities for performance variations. It checks all my boxes, which means I’ll be adding it to my arsenal of killer effects right away! I’ve already had a chance to try it out here in the land of wine (Italy), and it blew folks away. I love it!” JONATHAN LEVIT

“Vino Presage is first class, from its ideas to the premium paper stock. Its pages are exquisitely printed and thoughtfully designed, and it offers a backstory that gives it many interesting presentation options. This extraordinary creation is the Swiss Army Knife of book tests. There are so many different things you can do with one book! Whether you perform magic or mentalism, your audience will be blown away.” JAY ALEXANDER

“This is another winner from Mike Maione and Brett Barry! Vino Presage is a powerhouse of effects in one single beautiful book! You can do a 12-minute act just with it!” LUCA VOLPE

“When I see something new and brilliant in the magic world, I sometimes laugh – not because it’s funny, but because it is simply brilliant and how it will blow audiences’ minds. Today I was laughing big time. I knew this book test would be great, but after getting a personal walk-through today – great doesn’t come close to how brilliant this is! VINO PRESAGE looks so innocent – as though it belongs in the homes of many in our audience.” GRAHAM ROGERS

“Vino Presage is incredible. I love the concept and it’s total brilliance. This is making it straight into my cruise ship shows.” RICHARD STEELE

“The new book test from Mike and Brett is amazing. Tonight, I gave out a bottle of wine to the CEO of a well-known company at a corporate show in Israel. He said he would save it on his desk for the rest of his life.” LIOR MANOR

“Precision quality is what you expect from these creators, and you will not be disappointed. Inside these glossy covers are so many “Hidden Treasures!” ALAN ARITA

“This book is so clever. I simply love the wine stains, and when you reveal the Rorschach image they are thinking of – it’s a true WTF moment. So many ways to use this, and it’s my favorite book test so far!” CATHERINE HICKLAND

“The number of principles coexisting within the pages of this elegant book is almost as amazing as the effects they allow you to perform. I think any mentalist will easily find more than one piece that perfectly suits their needs, regardless of style or venue.” SPIDEY

“I love this new tool! In the short time I have had to play with this great book, I have found half a dozen comedic moments, and the best part is that the revelations are so hard-hitting that the comedy really enhances them! I have only scratched the surface of presentation ideas for Vino Presage.” SHAWN FARQUHAR

“I had the privilege to see Mike demo this a couple of weeks ago and its fantastic. There are so many features built into the book that utilize multiple methods which extend this well beyond a simple ‘think of a word’ book test – you get a ton of performance mileage out of it. The quality, in particular, really stood out – the full-color layout and stock look and feel amazing. It’s not cheap, but its a classy, high-quality product that is worth the investment.” DAVID JONATHAN

$199 Includes shipping within the continental USA