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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