Welcome to our new segment, Making Lemonade: Overtime!
I’m here today with former Super Bowl Champion turned sommelier and entrepreneur, Will Blackmon. After a successful NFL career, Will turned his focus to his long time passion, wine. He launched The Wine MVP, a wine concierge business that offers services such as private wine buying, educational opportunities, wine travel, private events, and a monthly subscription box. In Will’s words, The Wine MVP is an “exclusive club without excluding anyone”. With the big game only 3 days away, I tapped into Will’s expertise to help me find the right wines to pair with two popular bowl game snacks. And you might be surprised by what he came up with! Watch now!
And if you haven’t already, go watch Will’s “Making Lemonade“ interview about how he went from NFL player to sommelier and entrepreneur.
This episode of Making Lemonade is part of a partnership between the Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship and the NFL Alumni Association, the most recognizable national organization of retired professional athletes. Together our two organizations will create and share original and curated content to amplify the importance of breaking the taboo of talking about money and encourage young people to think with an entrepreneurial mindset which leads to better financial futures. Read the full press release about the partnership here.