Trust the fermentation process: The Sixers are making wine now

Monday July 18th, 2016

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The 76ers have not had much success on the court over the last several years, but the team is hoping its newest venture goes much smoother.

The team is debuting its first vintage of a “Banner Series” of wines designed to celebrate the franchises three championships (counting their 1955 victory, when they were known as the Syracuse Nationals). It is doing so with a limited run of a red blend dedicated to the 1983 NBA Championship team that featured Julius Erving and Moses Malone, among others.

Courtesy of the Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia and its wine-making partner, Chaddsford Winery, say this bottle, which will be limited to a run of 76 cases, has hints or raspberry and black cherry, followed by a touch of black pepper and oak, which sounds pretty fancy.

When buying a bottle, fans are not just remembering better times but also helping out the Philadelphia community as 10% of the proceeds go to the team’s Sixers Youth Foundation.

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