Wine, a new hit in baseball

I made the pages Sports Illustrated! Whodathunk I’d be in SI?!? All those “curls” with the wine glass must have paid off. 😉 And, no, it is not the swimsuit issue.

Last week I sat down with reporter Lisa Altobelli to taste three wines whose profits benefit various charities associated with the Boston Red Sox. As a Cub fan (why bother?!) I may have been the only non-partisan taster in New York.

The Chilean wines were the Schilling Schardonnay, Manny being Merlot, and Caberknuckle, selections from Red Sox stars Curt Schilling, Manny Ramirez (described as “a budding enophile”) and Tim Wakefield. Check out the May 28 issue, p. 26 for my detailed comments but I’ll tell you here that is the order that I preferred them. Even though they won’t be available to Red Sox Nation and beyond until next month, 264,000 bottles have already been pre-sold.

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A very good year: three Red Sox enter the world of wine” [pdf, from SI]

UPDATE: if you’re looking to order the wines, surf on over to Charity Wines to order directly. They say specific stores will be posted soon. Or try wine-searcher for the Shcardonnay, Merlot, or Caberknucle.

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4 Responses to “Wine, a new hit in baseball”

  1. How can we order some of this wine?? Love the SOX so the wine is a must!!

  2. You’d think it would be obvious with that many bottles pre-sold, but it’s not. Check the wines’ web site for some limited information.

  3. […] Photo one provides a glimpse of the left front label, photo two, the right, photo three, the actual label for your spy cam comparisons. Put them together and what does it spell? Domaine Ste Michelle! Is it the finest “handcrafted” bubbly that $6.99 can buy? You decide! Oddly, they changed since they popped Korbel back when they won the first round of the playoffs. But why no Red Sox charity wine? […]

  4. If anyone’s looking to buy a bottle of Manny Being Merlot, email me at because production stopped in 2005 and this wine is now impossible to find. As of December 2008, I have a bottle to sell.


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