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Tag Archives: Yao Ming

• Poor Yao Ming Uses Crowdfunder to Raise $$$ For Napa Winery

Poor Yao Ming Uses Crowdfunder to Raise $$$ For Napa Winery

As China’s luxury wine market cools, Yao Ming, the former National Basketball Association all-star, is inviting U.S. wine and basketball enthusiasts to own a piece of his Napa Valley winery, for as little as $5,000 per person. Yao Family Wines plans to raise $3 million via Crowdfunder, a website for entrepreneurs to get funding from […]

• Wineries find success exporting California wines to Asia

Wineries find success exporting California wines to Asia

What does a retired NBA star from China have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? They have both started their own wineries in Napa. Yao Ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the Houston Rockets. “We do have a lot of beef over there […]

• Yao Ming wine arrives in China but only for the hoity toity

Yao Ming wine arrives in China but only for the hoity toity

China’s burgeoning interest in fine wine is set to get another boost thanks to the arrival of the first batch of Yao Ming 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon into the country. The much-hyped wine is ready for sale at 3,800 yuan (£384) a bottle, but none of the 1,200 bottles will be sold on the […]

• Yao Ming launches his own California wine label. Slam dunk!

Yao Ming launches his own California wine label. Slam dunk!

So, retired basketball star Yao Ming is launching his own California wine label. Yao Family Wines is a bit different from other sports figures’ vanity wines in that it is being targeted primarily for the Chinese market. The sole wine released so far, the 2009 Yao Ming Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, will retail for $289 […]