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Yao Ming’s another side of life

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Yao Ming sports different hats since retiring from NBA in the year 2011. Now he is the owner of Chinese Basketball League team Shanghai Sharks. He is also the Napa Valley wine company owner. It appears that Yao has not got retired to slow down.

The most successful Chinese player in the history of National Basketball Association has worked very closely with winemaker Tom Hinde on the brand which is sold in the United States and China. Ming very intimately worked with this brand as he did not want something which was not up to his standards. Most people knew that people would buy this wine because this carries his name, but appear from his name, he wanted the thing to have value for reasons.

When he was playing for Houston Rockets, Yao developed a taste for red wine while enjoying it with huge Texas steaks with his mates. He began learning about this from Dikembe Mutombo. He unveiled Yao Ming cabernet and US$ 625 Yao Ming Family reserve. In the year 2011, he also released a cabernet sauvignon. In 2013, Yao has unveiled a more averagely priced wine – it is his US$ 48 Napa Crest, which is a Bordeaux style red wine meld.

In around two years time, Yao would be a graduate in economics and management. This may seem odd – a multimillionaire looking for his graduation degree; but this is what makes him unique. He signed for Sharks, when he was only seventeen years of age.