What's In A World Series Wine? Astros Championship Brut Is Up To Bat

Posted: Nov 03, 2017

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The Houston Astros won their first World Series championship last night, the culmination of one of the most exciting MLB postseasons ever. Astros outfielder George Springer led the night off with a double on his way to being named Series MVP (he also hit the fifth of his World Series record-tying five homeruns), and afterward, there was double the sparkling wine for the champs. In the locker room, the Moët & Chandon corks were flying like Yu Darvish fastballs off the Astros' bats. “We are thrilled to be a part of such a historic moment for the Astros’ World Series victory," Moët & Chandon USA vice president Renaud Butel told Unfiltered via email. "Moët & Chandon is all about celebration, and last night’s win was such a wonderful Moët moment.”

Houston, we have a championship cuvée.
But Moët wasn't all the Astros were blasting out of the park. Their official Astros 2017 World Series Championship Brut also debuted. Made by Sonoma-based Rack & Riddle winery, in partnership with Wine by Design and Major League Baseball, the Astros Championship Brut is a traditional method California sparkler with Colombard as the dominant grape; it's priced at $25 and will be available at mlb.com/wine. “This wine is truly worthy of champions like the Houston Astros, with fresh fruit aromas of Golden Delicious apple and citrus flower nuanced with tropical notes on the nose," said Rack & Riddle executive director of winemaking Penny Gadd-Coster. "The taste follows through with citrus that livens the palate—begging for another sip or two.” It's been a rough few months for the people of Houston, and we think they deserve a sip or two as well.

Source: WineSpectator.com November 2, 2017 
Image Credit Wine: MLB Wine By Design
Image Credit: Twitter Houston Astros

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