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by Fred McMillin
for January 22, 1998
Invigorate Your Tailgate
Prologue: Rosie Brown, Y. A. Tittle and Gale Sayers ... a dream team. And it exists!
The Rest of the Story: Yes, 48 all-time pro greats have formed a team, a wine team. It offers one wine, the Legends Gridiron Cuvee. Each bottle features a handsome portrait of one of the greats in action.
Equally important is what's inside the bottle. Six months were spent blending and tasting.
The difficulty was to come up with a wine light enough to enjoy chilled with cold cuts at the tailgate, yet with one bold enough to serve at room temperature with a more robust Monday night football supper.
Gingerly, they presented a secret blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. A 20-case trial display sold out in hours. The Gridiron Cuvee was born.
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