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.

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