The NBA players truly love wine, Yao Ming owns a winery in Napa. Steph Curry’s wife, Ayesha, has her own label. And of course, there’s Dwyane Wade and his partnership with the famous Pahlmeyer family.
“I didn’t drink for most of my life,” he explained. “And when I did, it had to be really sweet. We’re talking Riesling.”
So how did Dwayne Wade as an athlete came up with the luxurious wine brand?
“It was just the right time, the right place, the right conversation, the right introduction. I flew to Napa to meet Jayson [Pahlmeyer, Wade’s business partner], and we kicked it. I enjoyed his personality. Jayson is laid back, funny and cool. But more than that, I felt his passion for wine. The Pahlmeyers had never had a partnership before, and I didn’t know much about wine. But it was something I didn’t want to pass up, so, I jumped right on it to be partners.”
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