Chicago Cubs Slugger is Also a Certified Wine Maker
A member of the Chicago Cubs roster is already looking ahead to what he will do after is career after becoming a certified wine maker.
According to information recently shared on social media by the Cubs and the Major League Baseball Players Association, Patrick Wisdom recently completed his training to become a certified oenologist.
WineGeography.com says an oenologist supervises and manages the stages of wine production.
"An oenologist's primary responsibility is blending different grape varieties together to create a finished wine," the website states.
Wisdom pursued the certification after developing a love for wine.
"My interest stemmed from wanting to know more about the background and how it got into my glass," he said in the video.
Wisdom is a fan of older vintage wines, but also said he is open to trying new varieties as well.
While fans shouldn't assume, however Wisdom isn't fully committed to the Cubs as they battle for a playoff spot, he is considering where to go next in his pursuit of wine-making.
"Eventually, you know, hopefully (I would) open a winery and make my own wine," he shared.
Wisdom is one of several members of the 2023 Chicago Cubs who have turned their outside interests into business ventures.
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