While in China on a Li-Ning promotional tour, Wade posted photos of wine bottles bearing his name on social media. As it turns out, this was just a sneak peak of his newest business venture, Wade Wine.
Last night i finished the first part of my China tour..which was me launching my very first Wade Wine..Both Shanghai & Beijing events was great and we are looking forward to more in the future.. #Pahlmeyers #wadewine #AllergictoNo
A photo posted by dwyanewade (@dwyanewade) onJul 18, 2015 at 8:06pm PDT
Working with wine connoisseur Jayson Pahlmeyer, Wade has curated a "2012 Wade Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon" which currently can only be bought exclusively in China. According to Wade, his wine "is palatable but has a finesse to it."
Wade has launched DWadeCellars.com specifically for Wade Wine and although the site is sparse right now, you can sign up for updates via a mailing list. If you sign up, you will get this automatic response from Wade:
On July 17, 2015 we proudly launched our inaugural wine in Shanghai, China to a wonderful group of friends and supporters. The Chinese release of the 2012 Wade Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon represents the culmination of a dream and my partnership with acclaimed Napa Valley Vintner Jayson Pahlmeyer.
At present Wade Wine is unavailable in the United States but it is my hope to offer it more broadly in the near future.
Wade Wine is just one of the many business ventures that Wade is a part of. Guess that class at Harvard Business School is really paying off for Wade.
H/T: Hot Hot Hoops