Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

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Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

#51 Post by Andrew Kotowski » August 18th, 2020, 12:33 pm

Fun listen to Redick’s new podcast “The Old Man and the Three” when he has D Wade in and they talk about how he got into wine (Alonzo got him to try a Flowers pinot) and how he’s moved on to French wines, but is intimidated by “wines with five words and stuff.”

Starts around the 27 min mark. I use Spotify, but this should work.
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Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

#52 Post by Rick Allen » August 18th, 2020, 3:04 pm

Marshall Manning wrote:
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Wonder what board name Kamala Harris uses here? flirtysmile
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Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

#53 Post by Neal.Mollen » August 18th, 2020, 3:12 pm

Marshall Manning wrote:
August 15th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
August 15th, 2020, 10:34 am
Wonder what board name Kamala Harris uses here? flirtysmile
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Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

#54 Post by Dan Kravitz » August 21st, 2020, 6:03 pm

Brings NBA wine memories of CJ.
No, not that one. Wine and the NBA go back.

Charles Johnson, Washington Wizards, helped them to the '77-78 championship. I worked at the top French restaurant in Washington, all French list. Gifted the chef/owner some California wine, he finally decided to put some on the list.

About a month after the championship, CJ is in with many Wizards. Lots of wine ordered. Chef had bought a case of '68 Heitz Martha's, probably sold a few bottles. CJ and the Wizards wiped it out.

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Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

#55 Post by Scott McDonald » August 21st, 2020, 10:05 pm

Dan Kravitz wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 6:03 pm
Charles Johnson, Washington Wizards, helped them to the '77-78 championship....About a month after the championship, CJ is in with many Wizards. Chef had bought a case of '68 Heitz Martha's, probably sold a few bottles. CJ and the Wizards wiped it out.

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Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

#56 Post by K John Joseph » August 22nd, 2020, 7:21 am

Howard Cooper wrote:
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Let us get to the key question. How do we get Popovich, Reddick, Hart, etc., to participate in Wine Berserkers. They would learn a lot and we would have a ton of fun getting to know them.
Remember when Keyshawn posted here for a short time?
He and I PMd a few times.
Don't know that I ever saw those posts. Neat.
It was more than just posts. He sent me a bottle of wine to try and comment on. Pretty neat and very surreal experience. Now to work on Pop as he's got some free time for the first playoffs in 23 years...
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Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

#57 Post by Rich Brown » August 25th, 2020, 10:22 pm

K John Joseph wrote:
August 22nd, 2020, 7:21 am
Howard Cooper wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 10:28 am

Remember when Keyshawn posted here for a short time?
He and I PMd a few times.
Don't know that I ever saw those posts. Neat.
It was more than just posts. He sent me a bottle of wine to try and comment on. Pretty neat and very surreal experience. Now to work on Pop as he's got some free time for the first playoffs in 23 years...
That's awesome man! What was the wine.....and how was it?

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Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

#58 Post by T Welch » August 25th, 2020, 10:31 pm

Dan Kravitz wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 6:03 pm
Brings NBA wine memories of CJ.
No, not that one. Wine and the NBA go back.

Charles Johnson, Washington Wizards, helped them to the '77-78 championship. I worked at the top French restaurant in Washington, all French list. Gifted the chef/owner some California wine, he finally decided to put some on the list.

About a month after the championship, CJ is in with many Wizards. Lots of wine ordered. Chef had bought a case of '68 Heitz Martha's, probably sold a few bottles. CJ and the Wizards wiped it out.

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Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

#59 Post by cjsavino » September 15th, 2020, 1:15 pm

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Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

#60 Post by andrewkao » September 15th, 2020, 3:10 pm

cjsavino wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Drink along with the players

https://www.ackerwines.com/virtual-tast ... -uncorked/
Amazing, thanks for sharing. As a diehard Lakers fan, I'm glad Kuz schedule his for after the finals.

Also - great article today on CJ & diversity in wine: https://theundefeated.com/features/blaz ... winemaker/
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