It’s the start of regular football season, an exciting time if you’re a fan. For a Wine of the Week to celebrate, I was going to go with, well, BEER. It’s synonymous with weekend football celebrations. Instead I figured there must be football players in the wine business these days, as there are with celebrities from all fields. Sure enough, I found INTERCEPT Wine, created by Charles Woodson, the first defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy; a player with over 65 interceptions in his 18-year career; and the first black NFL player to enter the wine market. His line includes a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and a red blend. I love what he says about wine on his website: “I approach wine just like athletics: You can bruise your hip, or dislocate your shoulder, but you’ve still got to pull through on Sundays. You’ve still got to deliver world-class wines each vintage, and that’s where you truly understand there’s no substitute for hard work…I created Intercept as a thank you to my fans. I wanted to give them high quality wine at an affordable price because they deserve it. The name ‘Intercept’ is a nod to my career, but also a reminder that during every moment of your life, the possibilities are wide open. You just have to go get it.”
The wines are being distributed across the country, but can still be hard to find. They can be ordered online at cwinterceptwines.com. Fun!!