Yao Ming: Expert Winemaker

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Yao Ming has become quite the oenophile post-retirement. (Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Yao Ming (Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

The bad news: Yao Ming's game did not age like a fine wine, as he played his last NBA game at age 30. The good news: his fine wine ages like fine wine.

Famed wine critic Robert Parker gave Yao Family Wines, Yao's post-retirement hobby/career, high praise in the October edition of The Wine Advocate.

Writes Parker about the 2010 Yao Ming Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: “Full-bodied and impeccably made with beautiful texture, length and richness, it can be drunk now, but will stand the test of time for 15 or more years.