Watch out Gregg Popovich, Dwyane Wade launches own wine label. In China.

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Gregg Popovich is an oenophile who’s got his own Pinot Noir. His love of wine is well known, but he is serious — he has a 3,000 bottle above-ground wine cellar in his home.

Now he has a little competition in the NBA wine game — Dwyane Wade has his own wine (hat tip Eye on Basketball).

Popovich makes a Pinot Noir, Wade a Cabernet. And suddenly I’m thinking of one of the monologue from “Sideways.”

(Pinot is) a hard grape to grow, as you know. It’s thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It’s not a survivor like Cabernet, which can just grow anywhere and thrive even when it’s neglected. Pinot needs constant care and attention, and in fact it can only grow in these really specific little tucked-away corners of the world. And only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it.

Pinot fits Popovich’s style perfectly.

You can decide of Wade really is Cab. Or is he more of a Merlot?