2013 San Jose State Football Wine Tasting Tailgates

The 2013 football season is over, but we will leave this page up for awhile so you can see what tastings we conducted last year and start planning for a similar program in 2014!  

Plus, we did something a little different last season:

All wines should be local from either the Santa Clara Valley, Santa Cruz, Monterey or Paso Robles appellations.  We are still seeking to discover “wine finds” (i.e. great wines at reasonable prices), but $20 is a tad too restrictive with the appellations suggested, so the < $20 requirement is lifted.

All SJSU tastings will be in a new location (see map below SJSU/Stanford info).

Date Opponent / Event Location Game Time / (Result) Wine Tasting
08/29/13 vs. Sacramento State Spartan Stadium 7:00 p.m. PT    (SJSU 24  Sacto 0) Chardonnay
09/07/13 at Stanford TV Stanford, Calif.
see location
info below.
8:00 p.m. PT Cabernet Sauvignon
09/21/13 at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. TBA Away Game
09/27/13 vs. Utah State * TV Spartan Stadium 6:00 p.m. PT Merlot
10/05/13 at Hawai’i * Honolulu, Hawaii 6:00 p.m. HT Away Game
10/12/13 at Colorado State * TV Fort Collins, Colo. 1:30 p.m. MT Away Game
10/26/13 vs. Wyoming (Homecoming) * TV Spartan Stadium 4:00 PM PT Pinot Noir
11/02/13 at UNLV * TV Las Vegas, Nev. 1:00 PM PT Away Game
11/09/13 vs. San Diego State * TV Spartan Stadium 7:30 p.m. PT Merlot
11/16/13 at Nevada * TV Reno, Nev. TBA Away Game
11/22/13 vs. Navy TV Spartan Stadium 6:30 p.m. PT Syrah
11/29/13 vs. Fresno State * TV Spartan Stadium 12:30 p.m. PT Zinfandel
Mountain West Conference Championship
12/07/13 TBD TBD TBA

See info below for the xxx tasting on xx/xx/xx.  Get there on time to assure your wine gets into the comparative tasting.

  • Location: Parking lot on other side of South 10th Street from the stadium
  • Tailgate starts at xx:xx with the tasting
  • Game time is xx:xx
  • Wines:  Wrap your wine in tinfoil (see instructions here).
  • Bring food to share, potluck style
  • Bring folding chairs if you have any.  Also warm clothing
  • And, feel free to use the comments box below to give us a rough idea of who is coming.

Location This link shows where we are holding the tastings this year.


2013 San Jose State Football Wine Tasting Tailgates — 2 Comments

  1. I am a member of the Redwave that was fortunate enough to be your neighbor for the tailgate. Really sorry our Defense missed the bus but we had a great time. I hope you travel to Fresno next year. We pride ourselves on our tailgates and our enology/viticulture department. Good luck in your bowl!

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