For all the oenophiles among you out there in Redleg Nation land, did you know that Ken Griffey, Jr. is selling wine now, for charity? It’s true, according to the Seattle PI:

Still feel as if Ken Griffey Jr. is one of Seattle’s own? His family foundation is betting on it, teaming up with Charity Wines for a Griffey celebrity vintage featuring him in “earlier playing days” of Mariners blue. All proceeds will go to the foundation, which benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, among others. The cabernet, bottled by Selby Winery in California, is expected to retail for $13 and will be available in May. A “premium” cabernet titled “Junior 600” is planned for when (not if) Griffey breaks into the 600-home-run club.

Cincinnati fans won’t be left out. They get their own Griffey wine with him dressed in red.

The Junior Cabernet Sauvignon can evidently be purchased at Junior’s official website.

But wait! It gets better. You can also purchase B-Lark Merlot from Barry Larkin and Homer Chardonnay from Homer Bailey.

You know I’m purchasing all three of those. Count on it.

Blame Chad for creating this mess.

Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

About The Author

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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One Response

  1. DevilsAdvocate

    From candybars to wine – Griffey Jr. has run the gamut.