GOLFERS do it. Musicians do it. And of course, winemakers do it. Now swimmers are getting into the act of connecting their name to a wine.
Hold onto your thighs ladies ?+¦-+???+¦-ú?-¦?+¦-ú?+¦+¦ and Grape male staff members ?+¦-+???+¦-ú?-¦?+¦-ú?+¦+¦ because hunk-of-hunks Ryk Neethling is to launch his own wine.
Who exactly is to make the wine that will be placed in a bottle obviously adorned with Ryk’s dimply smile and ripped torso is not yet known as this information was leaked to your reporter in one of those off-guard moments. But the smart money says the wine will be produced at Val de Vie in Paarl where Monsieur Neethling runs a swimming academy.
While we eagerly await the news releases stating Ryk’s lifelong ?+¦-+???+¦-ú?-¦?+¦-ú?+¦+¦ but as yet unknown ?+¦-+???+¦-ú?-¦?+¦-ú?+¦+¦ passion for wine and his commitment to ensuring the quality of his wine is up to scratch, it will be interesting to see how the athlete’s rigorously athletic lifestyle is promoted alongside that of a part-time tippler. Golfers and rugby-players can talk convincingly about enjoying the odd snort. But an Olympic gold medallist whose sport demands training sessions of six hours a day does not a believable wine drinker make.
But I’m sure some of us will buy the bottle of whatever just for those abs.
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