Maybe beer is the more traditional beverage for baseball fans, but as the World Series approaches, wine enthusiasts have more choices than ever, including some high-end vintages on tap to wash down those hot dogs and Cracker Jack.
“You certainly find more wine in a ballpark than you used to, at least the upscale ballparks,” says Kevin Reichard, publisher of Web site Ballpark Digest.
Sixth-generation grape-grower Tim Carl of Huge Bear wines is a big supporter of the trend. Huge Bear’s small-lot wines are sold at Fenway Park in Boston — their wines are also at TD Garden, formerly the Boston Garden and home of the NHL Stanley Cup champion Bruins.
“The folks that are going to these sporting events nowadays aren’t just looking for standard beer or mass-produced wines. They’re much more sophisticated from a food and wine standpoint,” says Carl. “What the parks have been really good at doing is creating great food venues and now they’re coming to realize that there is a real demand for some of these more unique wines.”
Posted: September 23, 2011 at 01:47 PM | 62 comment(s)
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