Ripken’s specific, official anniversary date of the record was celebrated at the ballpark during the first week of September. However, on November 1, 2015, Axios Wine is releasing a limited edition “2131” Cabernet to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ripken’s record-breaking streak. Only 2,131 bottles are available.
Retailing at $300 each, numbered bottles will be sold in wood-and-glass cases. The price may seem a little high, but keep in mind that one-third of the proceeds from the sales of the 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will benefit the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing baseball/softball-themed programs that are intended to teach life lessons and help build character for underserved youth.
A limited 100 bottles will be sold at $500 but will also include a Hall of Fame baseball signed by Cal Ripken Jr.
“We have talked about a commercial brand for several years, so in anticipation of the 20th anniversary, we thought the timing was right to create a commemorative wine,” said Gus Kalaris, Axios owner and Ripken Foundation board member. “Meaning “worthy” in Greek, Axios is proud to celebrate an iconic sports-figure, while also supporting a worthy organization.”
Pre-orders are being accepted now and will be first come, first served. For more information or to pre-order the wine, click here.
Photo via Axios Wine
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