Top 5 Wines to Sneak Into a San Francisco Giants Game

Anyone who loves wine and loves the San Francisco Giants knows one depressing fact: if you want wine at the game, you are going to have to pay an arm and a leg to get it! Even if you find some wine to purchase at AT&T Park, it is probably going to be ridiculously overpriced compared to the quality of the ballpark wine.

If you are like a lot of us, maybe a thought has occurred to you; sneak in your own wine.

Ignoring the legal consequences or the “how-to” parts of this task, there are several wines you should consider smuggling into the park. Now to be fair, I am not picking the most expensive wines. I am looking at wines that pack a punch and are reasonably priced. Also, I am a fan of red wines.

1. Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection: Claret

This is a good wine that you can pick up nearly anywhere for somewhere between $10 and $15. It is strong, not too sweet, and goes down smooth. If you want to read more about it, go to www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com.

 2. Bell’Agio Chianti (Hint: It comes in a basket).

Nice dry Chianti. This is a good but cheap Italian wine that you can get for anywhere between $10 and $15. It is definitely worth the risk of being thrown out of a Giants game. Read about this one at www.bellagiowine.com.

 3. The Show: Malbec

Big and bold, this South American wine is a bit stronger and fuller bodied that the other two. Again costing somewhere between $10 and $15, this wine says, “Take me out to the ball game, but enjoy me discretely.” Go to www.theshowwines.com to learn more.

 4. Mangria: Signature Orange Mangria

Who am I kidding? This should really be number one. This is a wine developed by the comedian and radio and television personality, Adam Carolla. At 20.9% alcohol content, this is by far the strongest wine I have mentioned thus far. It tastes like a great red wine that with just the perfect amount of orange flavoring. It is sublime! This is a drink that is perfect for your ice filled thermos that is tucked under your jacket. It will be refreshing, and it has enough alcohol to leave you feeling great no matter how well Tim Lincecum is pitching. It runs at about $20 a bottle, and you can read more at www.carolladrinks.com.

 5. Pence Royalty HP3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Longtime Texan Howard Pence may have created the top wine to sneak into a San Francisco Giant’s Game. HP3 Cabernet Sauvignon was created to represent the powerful father-son-son trio Howard, Howard, and San Francisco Giants star outfielder Hunter Pence. At 14.6% alcohol this wine will have you feeling good well into extra innings in time for Hunter Pence’s game winning home run in the 11th!

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Tasting white wines with Buoncristiani – VIDEO

Nate from Buoncristiani Family Winery tells us all about these 3 awesome white wines in our exclusive video!

2012 Triad Blanc Napa White Blend
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay

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These wines are available for purchase in our current Buoncristiani offer: https://www.undergroundcellar.com/home/offer_detail/spring-into-whites

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The 3 Best Spring Wine Cocktails

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Although it may not feel like springtime yet with the frigid snow lingering, we’re right around the corner from 70 degree sunny days, birds chirping and blooming flowers everywhere. So to get us on the spirit, I think it’s the perfect time to bring out my collection of the best spring wine cocktails. All fruity, classy and refreshing, these 3 recipes are a surefire crowd pleaser for any spring occasion!

Mimosa – 2 servings

1/2 cup dry sparkling wine or champagne

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Splash of Grand Marnier

Directions: Pour the sparkling wine into 2 champagne flutes (¼ cup each). Next, add in the OJ (also ¼ cup each). Top off each glass with a splash of Grand Marnier.

 

Red Sangria – about 6 servings

1 bottle of dry red wine (Rioja, Cabernet, Zinfandel, Merlot)

½ cup brandy

¼ Cointreau

2 Tablespoons of sugar

2 sliced oranges

1 cup of slices pineapple

1 sliced green apple

1 thinly sliced lemon

1 cup of seltzer water or ginger ale

Directions: Stir together wine, brandy, Cointreau and sugar in a large pitcher. Add in fruit (oranges, pineapple, apple, lemon). Let this mixture sit for two hours. Right before serving, add in the seltzer water or ginger ale.

 

Bellini - 2 servings

1/2 cup dry sparkling white wine or champagne

¼ cup peach schnapps

1 cup frozen peaches

1 cup ice

Directions: Divide the sparkling wine between 2 glasses (¼ cup each). Next, blend together the frozen peaches, ice and peach schnapps in a blender. Top off each glass with ¼ cup of the frozen peach mixture. Stir gently and serve.

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