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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"Take wine out to the ballgame..."

So you head to the ballpark, it’s a bright summer day and you have a hankering for wine. Sure, beer is the preferred drink at a baseball game, but regardless, you just want a glass of wine with your hot dog and peanuts. But without the actual glass – too treacherous – you can’t have shards of glass flying when you catch that home run. You can’t BYOB, so what to do? Hold on to your first base. Fetzer winery in Mendocino has saved the day. Actually they, and a company named Zipz have created a new day.
We now have single serve wines in safe, eco-friendly, 100% recyclable durable plastic which are shaped like a real wine glass hold some pretty good wine. Problem solved, crisis averted, and wine to drink. The Red, called Crimson is primarily Zinfandel, Syrah and Cabernet and the taste is clearly Zin-driven. It’s a very pleasant kitchen sink blend, far superior to bag-in-a-box wine, or whatever-in-a-can and frankly, this would make a terrific everyday red wine.  The White, known as Quartz, is a blend of Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Grigio – a fine concoction ending up fruity, fresh and slightly sweet. The glasses are sealed and have a lid.
Currently they are available at these ballparks:
Tropicana Field - Tampa Bay Rays
Coors Field - Colorado Rockies
AT & T Park - San Francisco Giants
Safeco Field - Seattle Mariners
Citi Field - New York Mets, and
Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves.
There are plans to roll these out to other ballparks and perhaps even supermarkets, so they will be ideal for picnics, time at the beach, even your own backyard deck. Smart, smartly designed, and we hope successful. It’s a home run.  CRIMSON & QUARTZ
$9-11/ 187 ml – Alc:12 % (White), 13.5% (Red)

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