From the Denver Post:
Broncos linebacker Von Miller gifted every player in the AFC West — including practice-squad players and those on injured reserve — with a bottle of custom wine and a Thank You note.
The wine, called The Setting, was blended by Jesse Katz, a Boulder native and Fairview High grad, who founded Devil Proof Vineyards and Aperture Cellars in California. (Katz also created a custom blend for the wedding of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.) On the label of each bottle is an orange outline of eye-glasses, Miller’s signature accessory, and his signature.
Alright so maybe the logo on the bottle has his signature thick-rimmed glasses and this is obviously a promotional stunt for a brand new wine company that Miller most likely has some serious stake in, but it’s a great move, and Miller is a good dude.
And that’s just good business. Top 10 player in the NFL gives away 300+ bottles of wine to his teammates and competitors = national headline and free publicity. Smart play.
And the note:
It is an honor and a privilege to take the field and compete with you twice a year. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity to fulfill our childhood dreams of playing in the NFL. The blood, sweat, aches and pains, and endless hours spent watching film are a testament to the love and dedication we have for this game. So take a moment, reflect on all your successes, and enjoy your accomplishment. Appreciate those who have helped you get this far, and start working towards your next childhood dream.
Thank you for helping to make our game great!
— Von Miller
Von Miller, good dude. Me, wino. The wine, have to try..
[via Denver Post]
Image via Instagram/ @vonmiller