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Yao appears on inaugural cover of Mandarin edition of Wine Enthusiast (wine receives an exceptional score)

May 27th, 2012
by John

On Friday, Yao hosted in Shanghai a VIP banquet for celebrities and wine enthusiasts, which also served as a welcome dinner and reception for Adam Strum, the co-founder and publisher of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Strum flew to Shanghai to launch the Mandarin edition of Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Pictured below is the inaugural cover (June 2012) with Yao on the front, and a photo of Yao with Strum pictured behind him.

May 25th, 2012 - Yao Ming appears on the inaugural cover of the Mandarin edition of Wine Enthusiast Magazine

May 25th, 2012 - Yao Ming appears with Wine Enthusiast co-founder and publisher Adam Strum at a welcome reception in Shanghai

You might notice the headline on the magazine cover that mentions the “97 points” for Yao’s wine. Yao Ming’s 2009 Family Reserve received an exceptional score of 97 points from Wine Enthusiast magazine, while his 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon received a score of 95 points. The wines were rated by well-known California editor, Steve Heimoff, in the June issue of the magazine.

Click here to learn more about the ratings the wines received.

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