SPORTS FIGURES IN THE WINE BUSINESS
More and more pro sports figures have been getting into the winemaking business, including several big names with New England connections like former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe.
Bledsoe (at right in photo) has returned to Massachusetts frequently to promote his wine, Doubleback, which is produced in Washington's Walla Walla Valley, and Bledsoe is also appearing at the Statehouse to lobby for a change in Massachusetts law that bans out-of-state shipments to Massachusetts residents.
While many sports figures lend their name to charity or promotional wine label, several others are involved in the real business of winemaking. Scroll through the gallery for a look.