Wine Enthusiast LeBron James is Drinking "Pretty Much Every Day"

Wine Enthusiast LeBron James is Drinking "Pretty Much Every Day"

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Wine Enthusiast LeBron James is Drinking "Pretty Much Every Day"

LeBron James loves wine. He did his best Paul Giamatti in Sideways impression while the Cleveland Cavaliers were in Sacramento to play the Kings.

Here’s the transcript, via Yahoo:

It kind of started around when I turned 30, actually. I started to just learn. I wanted to learn about it. Everybody was talking about how great it is and the different regions – not only here in America, but also obviously Italy and France and so many different places.

So, I started to do some research. I started tasting different wines, and it took a while for my pallet to actually give into it. Because your first time drinking wine, it’s not a very, very lasting taste. Like my daughter said – before I let her try some of my wine. She said, “It tastes like rocks.” And I gave her some very, very, very good wine, too. She said, “Ooh, it tastes like rocks. It’s nasty.” So, I kind of understand what she said.

But over the years, the last few years, I’ve been learning a lot about it and the different types of grapes and the different types of vines they be on, different type of region, the red, the white, blends and things of that nature.

So, it’s great to be in wine country.

I’ve heard it’s good for the heart. As far as healing powers, I’m playing the best basketball of my life, and I’m drinking some wine pretty much every day. So, whatever it is, I’ll take it.

All that’s missing from this dissertation is an admission that he’s been into Rieslings lately and a threat to walk out if anyone orders Mertlot. If the Cavs’ Gatorade ever turns into wine courtside, it will be a more of power move by James than the sign of a divine miracle.

Anyway, cheers to James, who is celebrating his 33rd birthday today. Bet he finds an appropriate way to savor it.

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