“I have to be on it. We are a unique gateway into the world of fine wine through the lens of professional sports. Woodson, who owns a winery in Napa Valley, began sharing his knowledge with Blackmon.

Creating a simplified approach to wine consumption for millennial black consumers and wine-o's It happened late Monday night along Sturges Avenue. That passion for wine has continued to grow as my knowledge and expertise continues to dial itself in. 70. Red Flag warning, outage watch issued for parts of Bay Area, Can't-Miss Play: Daniel Sorensen seals win with one-handed INT, Mahomes shares expectations for K.C.

18. The men sample 50 to 60 different wines. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. Lee Roy Selmon -- DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976-1984). John Hannah -- OG, New England Patriots (1973-1985). 71. 44. 79. 60. Gale Sayers -- RB, Chicago Bears (1965-1971). Jerry Rice -- WR, San Francisco 49ers (1985-2000), Oakland Raiders (2001-2004), Seattle Seahawks (2004). 54. 25. ...read more, Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris shares his Super Donuts with The MMQB staff. Bruce Smith -- DE, Buffalo Bills (1985-1999), Washington Redskins (2000-03). 46. 62.

Larry Allen -- OG, Dallas Cowboys (1994-2005), San Francisco 49ers (2006-07). It was with them that he started The Wine MVP concierge service, a business geared toward professional athletes and sports fans looking for help in curating their cellars. Walter Payton -- RB, Chicago Bears (1975-1987). ...read more, © 2020 ABG-SI LLC. The variety fascinated Blackmon. Terrell Owens -- WR, San Francisco 49ers (1996-2003), Philadelphia Eagles (2004-05), Dallas Cowboys (2006-08), Buffalo Bills (2009), Cincinnati Bengals (2010). Sammy Baugh -- QB, Washington Redskins (1937-1952). The questions come via phone call or text message. Jonathan Ogden -- OT, Baltimore Ravens (1996-2007). They’ve always viewed him as the answer man. What is the Wine MVP? Blackmon then makes his way to another side of the shop and tells the origin story of a wine produced by Tolpuddle Vineyard, in an area of Australia founded by British exiles, and then a wine from Alsace, a region of France that survived a lengthy border war with Germany. 38. Former defensive back Will Blackmon enjoyed a successful career in the NFL, but was always drawn to the history and culture of wine. 43. “It was 2015, after that playoff loss to the Packers,” he said. And so birthed an unquenchable thirst that has taken the now-retired pro from casual fan to certified sommelier and budding businessman. Willie Lanier -- LB, Kansas City Chiefs (1967-1977).


Gene Upshaw -- OG, Oakland Raiders (1967-1981). Rod Woodson -- DB, Pittsburgh Steelers (1987-1996), San Francisco 49ers (1997), Baltimore Ravens (1998-2001), Oakland Raiders (2002-03). You can see the gears grinding, and when i see people and the gears are grinding, they’re in it to win it. “I’m not going home drunk.”. “That’s the way football is for me too. J.J. Watt -- DE, Houston Texans (2011-19). I’m not playing with this. Mike Haynes -- CB, New England Patriots (1976-1982), Los Angeles Raiders (1983-89).

“They said, ‘Hey, man. They’d talk football, life and wine. During one offseason while playing for the Redskins, he landed a part-time job working at a northern Virginia vineyard. Marvin Harrison -- WR, Indianapolis Colts (1996-2008). “That’s how I was playing football as well. 95. 75.

Simpson -- RB, Buffalo Bills (1969-1977), San Francisco 49ers (1978-79). Newhouse played for ...read more, The MMQB's Albert Breer joined Amy Campbell from Miami to break down the big game.

Troy Polamalu -- S, Pittsburgh Steelers (2003-2014).

Word of mouth. 21. What’s cool?’ I’m not like ‘Aw, you gotta go get this $500 bottle of wine.’ It’s never like that. 63. 97. 68. 92. A full concierge level of wine service no matter your wine experience. “Sometimes I get direct, ‘I want this,’ or, ‘What’s hot right now? 33. “Me tasting is like studying film,” Blackmon said.

He helped plant, transplant and care for vines.


Mike Webster -- C, Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-1988), Kansas City Chiefs (1989-1990). Aware of his affinity, players will contact Blackmon before attending or hosting functions and ask what wine goes well with items on the dinner menu, or what they should pick up for their own collections or gifts. Callie Brownson, who was the first woman hired to be hired as an NCAA Division I coach back in 2018, was hired by ...read more, The Washington Football Team has already seemingly moved on from second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins as it was announced Kyle Allen will take over as starting QB. Do you know Christian Navarro?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, he’s like the wine concierge to the stars.’ Guys hit me up all the time for ideas and advice, and they said, ‘You could be the wine concierge to the athletes.’ And I had thought about that.”.

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