February 15, 2018
Author: Baxter Holmes
The NBA is brushing up on their wine tasting skills and taking their love of wine on the road. Known oenophile, LeBron James, has taken a concerted effort to make the Cleveland Cavaliers experience as many winery trips as possible. Their last mid-season trip to Mayacamas, one of Napa Valley’s most iconic wineries, sparked competitive conversations over the 2015 Chardonnay and the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. After a cellar tour and tasting, the players flooded head winemaker, Andy Erickson, with plenty of thoughtful questions.
In unison, the players agreed that the dedication and precision of a vintner, or cellar master, is very similar to that of a professional athlete. Both spend tireless hours perfecting their craft.
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