Sparkling Wine Celebrates Cubs' World Series Victory

Sparkling Wine Celebrates Cubs’ World Series Victory

Cubs Sparkling Wine

To celebrate the Chicago Cubs’ historic first World Series championship since 1908, Wine by Design, the exclusive wine licensee of Major League Baseball, is delivering a limited-edition World Series Championship Brut with Rack & Riddle, a custom wine operation specializing in sparkling wine.

“Wine by Design has been celebrating World Series champions since 2012 and we’ve had the pleasure of working with Rack & Riddle since 2013,” said Diane Karle, CEO of Wine by Design. “We are fortunate to have a great partner in MLB and have found an amazing wine-making team, specializing in sparkling wine from one of the most prestigious winemaking regions in California.”

Rack & Riddle Executive Director of Winemaking Penny Gadd-Coster added, “This wine is truly worthy of champions like the Cubs, with fine bubbles forming a perfect mousse, aromas of brioche and spiced apple and nuances of lime zest that linger…The beauty of a well-balanced Brut like this is it pairs well with a variety of foods—like World Series-worthy snacks of nachos and spicy wings. It’s perfect for drinking now, and ages well so you can celebrate with bubbly for months to come.”

The Cubs Championship Brut was crafted in the labor-intensive méthode Champenoise tradition and showcases premium grapes from California, according to Wine by Design.

The Cubs wine is available online and at select retail outlets. For more information, visit

About Rack & Riddle

With its expansion in 2014 to two new locations in Sonoma County, California, Rack & Riddle winemakers craft both still and sparkling wines. The company offers complete grape-to-bottle, base-to-bottle and private label wine programs, and houses nearly 2 million gallons of stainless steel storage and fermentation vessels. An exceptional winemaking team produces 1.2 million cases of wine annually.

About Wine by Design

Wine by Design is a marketing and management agency that provides tailored brand experiences, limited wine releases, events and consulting. Founded by Karle, WBD has offices in New York and Napa Valley, California.

About The Author

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