At long last, the Texas Rangers have found the ideal use for their ballpark. The club is hosting a series of wine tasting classes in the coming months, with the first offering, Wine 101, slated for February 14 at 7 pm.
For too long, the ballpark has been monopolized by actual baseball games when it could be dedicating itself to wine.
According to a spokesperson, the facility management has been brainstorming on alternate activities to make better use of the space.
Offered with everyone from the wine rookie to the veteran connoisseur in mind, the classes will highlight the fundamentals of wine origin, selection, and tasting.
Complimentary cheese boards will be provided by Delaware North.
The classes will be led by Tom Dobson, a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, who has traveled to wine regions all over France, Italy, Spain, and the United States.
The wine tasting classes join a series of painting classes, which kicked off in January.
These are the first offerings in a series of new experiences being hosted at Globe Life Park. Fans will have the opportunity to experience the ballpark in unique ways through various creative, active, and culinary classes. Each class will be hosted by local instructors with specialized skillsets and the ability to deliver world-class, hands-on experiences to guests.
The upcoming wine and painting class schedule is as follows:
- Wine 101 – February 14, 7-9 pm
- Painting – February 14, 7-9 pm
- Painting – February 24, 10 am-12 pm
- Wine 101 – February 24, 7-9 pm
- Painting – March 9, 7-9 pm
- French vs. American Wines – March 9, 7-9 pm
- Painting – March 24, 10 am-12 pm
Tickets for the Wine 101 class are $30 and can be purchased at texasrangers.com/experiences or by stopping by the tours box office at the Grand Slam Gift Shop at Globe Life Park. Alcohol purchases are independent of the class ticket. Attendees will purchase their wine samples at the bar upon arrival for $10. The wine classes are only available to those 21 and older.
The February 14 class will be held in the Hyundai Club. Guests should park in Lot B and use the South Centerfield Gate Entrance.