Lionel Messi wine set for launch

9th February, 2012 by Alan Lodge

Football superstar Lionel Messi is to become the latest sportsman to enter the wine industry after Argentinian winery Bodega Valentin Bianchi announced it is to launch a new wine bearing his name.

The wine will be called “Leo” after the Barcelona and Argentina star and it has the full backing of the three-time FIFA World Player of the Year.

According to the winery – which is based in Messi’s home province of Mendoza – the project will be carried out in cooperation with the Leo Messi Foundation, with the profits being diverted to charitable causes.

“This venture will collaborate with the Leo Messi Foundation in order to continue creating projects focused on infant health and education, as well as establishing sporting activity as a key part of….

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5 Responses to “Lionel Messi wine set for launch”

  1. jane says:

    the gorgeous messi deserves it

  2. Kevin Ecock says:

    Hope its cheaper than Yao Ming’s Napa ‘masterpiece’! What does he sell for again? Oh yeah €269.00 a bottle!
    I wonder will the name work. I might be a Messi drinker but don’t want everyone to notice ..

  3. paula says:

    you are my favorite player, I don’t expect a wine company from you. You better do something for the people of third world country……. thank you

  4. super p says:

    As long as I know, Messi is not from Mendoza, he is from Santa Fe, not precisely close to the Argentinean wine country.

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