Wine Tribute to The Boston Red Sox – Happy Opening Day!!

As I had mentioned in a previous post (Fine… I’ll Have A Beer) I talk about how to choose a certain beer based on the wines you like.  Well this article tells of wine that is best suited for Baseball or more specifically a Boston Red Sox Party… I being a Boston native am a big Boston sports fan, including the Red ‘Sawks’ (yes it is somewhat hard living in NYC) found this very entertaining article dedicated to Boston Red Sox Wine and Wineries in Massachusetts that all my Bostonians should all try!  Go to http://www.intowine.com/baseball-and-wine-boston-red-sox to read up on the wineries!

In light of Opening Day, I wanted to highlight the Boston Red Sox Player’s who have participated in this “player’s” wine that is tied to good causes.  It’s called Longball Cellars and they create wine for several Major League Baseball players where proceeds go to that player’s charity of choice.  To date, teams that have a “Player” wine include: Atlanta, Boston, New York, Mets, Chicago, Cinci, Philly, and the 500 Home Run Club.  They also have wines of a few hockey players, wrestlers, and others in different genres.  It is a cool site even just to get a laugh seeing your favorite player on a bottle of wine or to actually purchase a bottle and enjoy a nice glass while knowing you have also contributed to doing something philanthropic… Bottles go for about $15 or less.

All in all, a great selection for entertaining wine and good conversation starter over your Red Socks World Series Party…. (Go SOX)!

Happy Opening Day Everyone!!!

Boston Players & Charities:

Josh Beckett Presents… “Chardon-K”
2009 California Chardonnay, San Martin, CA
Benefitting The Josh Beckett Foundation – “supporting community-based programs that strive to improve the health and well-being of children, especially those who are seriously ill, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged”

Jacoby Ellsbury Presents… “ZinfandEllsbury”
2006 California Red Zinfandel, San Martin, CA
Benefitting Navajo Relief Fund, Project Bread and the Ellsbury Read Project – “The Navajo Relief Fund brings hope to inhabitants of Navajo Nation by building on their strong sense of pride and community; Project Bread is dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ending hunger in the state of Massachusetts; and the Ellsbury-Read Project helps promote child abuse prevention so every child can be safe at home.”

David Ortiz Presents…  “Vintage Papi” (my personal favorite!)
2006 California Blend, Healdsburg, California
Benefiting The David Ortiz Children’s Fund – “keeping children around the globe safe and healthy.”

Jason Varitek Presents…  “Captain’s Cabernet”
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Healdsburg, California
Benefiting Pitching In For Kids – :dedicated to improve the lives of children across New England.  Funds have been earmarked to help Children’s Hospital Boston, one of the nation’s top hospitals specializing in pediatric care.”

Kevin Youkilis Presents…   “SauvignYoouuk Blanc”
2006 Sauvignon Blanc, Healdsburg, California
Benefiting Kevin Youkilis Hits For Kids – “dedicated to rallying local and corporate support and awareness for charities and organizations focused on the health and well-being of children.  Funds will benefit kids in New England and in Kevin’s hometown of Cincinnati.”

Curt Schilling Presents…  “Schilling Schardonnay” (Currently Sold Out)
2006 Chardonnay, Lontue Valley, Chile
Benefiting Curt’s Pitch for ALS – “Program founded by pitcher Curt Schilling and his wife, Shonda. The program benefits The ALS Association , whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those living with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and to support their families while aggressively funding research for a cure.”

Tim Wakefield Presents…  “CaberKnuckle” (Currently Sold Out)
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon,Lontue Valley, Chile
Benefitting Pitching in for Kids – “Program dedicated to improving the lives of children across the New England region through sports- related events, including the Annual All-Star Celebrity Golf Tournament co-hosted by Tim Wakefield.”

Clay Buchholz Presents… “ChardonClay”
2009 Chardonnay,Healdsburg, California
Benefiting the Jimmy Fund – “official charity of the Boston Red Sox, in the fight against cancer at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer locally and around the world”

Jon Lester Presents… “CabernAce”
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Healdsburg, California
Benefiting the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – “This pitch helps researchers maximize the body’s own ability to strike out and eliminate disease so lymphoma patients can win their own games in life.”


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