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Nickel & Nickel Winemaker Joe Harden Explains How Basketball Influenced Him To Create Great Wines

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James Hills from ManTripping recently interviewed Nickel and Nickel Winemaker Joe Harden about his background in college and professional basketball and how that led him to wine:

"One thing I really appreciate about Nickel & Nickel's wines is that they focus on creating single vineyard vintages. Instead of blending wines together to create a specific experience, this is essentially allowing nature to come through and tell it's own story with a bit of help from the winemaker. If you have never tried wines like this, I encourage you to do so. Just as basketball is basketball no matter what stadium you are sitting in, being able to experience, compare, and contrast a Cabernet Sauvignon from one vineyard to another from the same region is remarkable for how the nuances can come together to create a unique experience on your palette.

With that in mind, let's talk with Joe about his background in college and professional basketball and how that helped influence him to become one of California's top winemakers."

Click here to read the full interview.

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