Log In / Join Now

Magazine Archives: June 30, 2013

Tackling a Love of Wine

Football star and ESPN commentator Keyshawn Johnson adds wine to his ready list
Katherine Cole
Issue: June 30, 2013

NFL superstar Keyshawn Johnson could have settled in for a relaxing extended vacation when he retired from professional football in 2007. But instead of resting on his laurels, the former wide receiver launched not just one second career, but about six or seven. Today, Johnson is an analyst and host on ESPN, and has business ventures in real estate and management. Now he's added wine purveyor to his résumé: Last autumn, he unveiled his XIX Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Echo West Vineyard 2007 ($125), named after the jersey number Johnson famously lobbied for and won. Wine Spectator's Katherine Cole caught up with Johnson to discuss wine and entrepreneurship.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 4, 2013.

Members-Only Content


Created with Sketch.

Join today and get immediate access to this article, and to our entire database of more than 345,000 wine ratings. It only takes moments—but it will help you drink better all year long.


Already a member?     Sign In

WineRatings+ app: Download now for 340,000+ ratings.