Thursday, March 10, 2011

ChardonClay, CabernAce hit shelves in May

That's right. The new Red Sox wines have been announced with Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester getting the nod this year.

I've always been a fan of these wines. Initially, I was drawn in by the sometimes goofy names (ZinfandEllsbury and SauvignYoouuk Blanc being two of my favorites). However, there's other reasons to purchase this wine. Not only is it a good product for a modest price (the wines will retail for around $14/bottle) but all of the proceeds go to a good cause too.

Clay Buchholz's chardonnay, ChardonClay, will benefit the Jimmy Fund. Buchholz is a Co-Captain of the Jimmy Fund, the official charity of the Boston Red Sox. A portion of the proceeds from ChardonClay support the Jimmy Fund in the fight against cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Insititue, located just down the street from Fenway Park, helping to raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer locally and around the world.

Jon Lester's cabernet, CabernAce, benefits the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. All Red Sox fans know about Lester's struggles with lymphoma. The ace has overcome the frightening disease to become one of the best pitchers in the Majors. That's why proceeds from Jon Lester's CabernAce support Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the development of targeted immunotherapies, helping lymphoma patients fight off the disease.

The wines will be available beginning in May of this year across Red Sox Nation. The 2011 wines are produced by the acclaimed Selby Winery located in Healdsburg, California. As stated above, the wines are expected to retail for about $14 a bottle. For wine connoisseurs and Sox fans out of region, wines can be purchased online at www.charitywines.com.

The players do not earn any money from these wines, 100% of the proceeds go to the designated charities.

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