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Hockey star Mark Recchi

NHL forward Mark Recchi saves his Pétrus for Lord Stanley
Robert Taylor
Issue: December 31, 2010

Boston Bruins right-winger Mark Recchi, 42, has played in the National Hockey League for more than 20 years, and collected wine for nearly as long. His career began with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1988, and when he and then-teammate Mario Lemieux weren't dominating the league, winning the Stanley Cup in 1991, they were looking for California Cabernets and high-end steak houses. Today, the Canada-born Recchi fills his 1,000-bottle cellar with classic Bordeaux, but there's still room for the California Cabs that got him hooked on wine in the early 1990s. Recchi spoke with Wine Spectator associate editor Robert Taylor about how his tastes have evolved and his plans to visit wine country.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 7, 2010.

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