Ernie Banks with WineChannelTV and the Cubs
I met the Hall of Famer Banks while dining at Harry Caray’s infamous restaurant in downtown Chicago. He is a truly genuine person. We talked awhile, not just about sports. Actually, sports didn’t really come up. Surprisingly, it was all about WINE .
The legend has his own wine and a cruise coming up in Chicago. I am very eager to try his wine, as many celebrities are getting on board the wine train now, including Bears Legendary Coach, Mike Ditka.
I happened to be going to the Cubs game the day after I met up with Ernie and there among all of the beer guzzler’s, was a lone wine stand near my section. The selection, though, was weak…probably weaker than Dempster’s pitching that day which led to 9-1 loss.
Sutter Home Pinot Grigio or Cabernet Sauvignon was offered. That’s it?! I mean, if Banks has a wine , wouldn’t you think Wrigley Field would catch on? How about offering some ILLINOIS wines and supporting your state?! Just a thought
Since it was a scorching day and I was sitting right behind the dugout I went with the refreshing Pinot Grigio. It’s citrus and vanilla notes were alright, not the best I’ve ever had, but a great match for my bag of peanuts and Chicago Style dog.
Check out WineChannelTV behind the dugout!