If you didn't know by now, Kevin Towers is a wine snob. I heard a story recently, from a member of the davidlizerblog posse, about Ryan Klesko trying to name drop some wines at a club downtown to impress the ladies. I decided to further investigate the Padres and their collective love of wine. I came across this old article on Wine Spectator Online. It breaks down what a Wine Snob Towers is, but also outs Bochy, Hoffman, Klesko, and Dave Magadan.
Uh oh, everybody else is being outted...
"Every spring training, we go out to Morton's or Ruth's Chris," Towers says. "We'll share a couple bottles of wine, smoke a couple cigars, and talk about spring training. I always really look forward to that."
There's always someone to talk wine with in the Pads' clubhouse. When some coaches were talking wine in their locker room, hitting coach Dave Magadan--razor in hand, his face half covered in shaving cream--poked his head out to say that he is a Wine Spectator subscriber.
The article goes on to describe their wine experience during dinner after a spring training game: