Steve Spurrier Selling “Gamecock Garnet” Wine in South Carolina
Steve Spurrier has become the latest sports figure to bottle and sell his own beverage. Like Jorge Posada’s Cinco Anillos Sangria, the drink Spurrier is offering is an alcoholic one. The wine offering from Spurrier Vineyards, which is called “Gamecock Garnet,” is currently offered at more than 50 local retailers throughout Carolina and sells for around $15 per bottle. Proceeds will benefit the Steve Spurrier Foundation as well as USC’s golf program.
According to Southern Wine and Spirits of South Carolina, the release of the wine is intended to celebrate South Carolina’s SEC Eastern division championship in 2010. Since Spurrier believes that some of his players go off and drink beer during the offseason instead of staying in shape, perhaps he is offering them an alternative that can at least provide them with a source of antioxidants.
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