“I’ve been rooting for the Dodgers since 1987. The blood in my veins is not red, it’s blue,” says sommelier and Los Angeles Dodgers superfan Matthew Kaner. And somehow, despite the fact that he just opened a superb new wine bar, Augustine, a couple months ago and also has another restaurant, Bar Covell, to run, he still manages to sneak in some games. “I went to games last week and I’m going to one tomorrow,” he says. “We’re in first place, so we’re off to a great start. Our division’s tough, every team is playing really well.”
Obviously, this is a man who has some ideas about what wines pair best with the baseball. Here are his picks for a case of that will get you through the season, the Dodgers’s season, that is.
1. NV M. Bonnamy Cremant de Loire Brut Rosé
“Baseball season starts in April and there’s a little gloom happens in LA in those days. It starts out foggy and in the 50s in the morning, but then it’s 80 degrees by the afternoon. This is a good bubbles and brunch type thing from the Loire. It’s made from Cabernet Franc and it’s light, delicate, mineral – good for the start of the season.”