From the NBA to Kosher Wine...Amar'e Stoudemire Style!
August 29, 2018
HEYYYY FAMERS!! Hope you've been having a fun and fame filled summer! Hope you've been following me on Instagram @allthefamenoneofthefortune and of course on Facebook for all my latest FAME-SCAPADES! You might know him from the NBA, but Amar'e Stoudemire has launched an All Star line of kosher wines called Stoudemire and I was there for the launch at JNF Headquarters in NYC...I even wrote a piece about it for the Jewish Voice with some excerpts here:
Stoudemire wines are produced in Israel and distributed by Royal Wine Corp, the largest purveyor of kosher wines and spirits in the world. Wine lovers can choose from the Reserve, Grand Reserve and Private Collection, all part of the limited edition bottles being released. The Reserve and Grand Reserve are sourced from the Galilee, with 1,680 bottles which will soon be available. The Galilee is considered to be the best appellation for wine growing in Israel.
Stoudemire, who played for the Knicks and Heat before becoming the star forward for Hapoel Jerusalem, is also known for his activism and was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr Award by the State of Israel, Jewish National Fund and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York in March of 2017. Consul General of Israel in New York Ambassador Dani Dayan and JNF CEO Russell Robinson presented the sports star and activist with the award during a reception at the Mount Zion Hotel in Jerusalem. This prestigious award is given annually in celebration of Black History Month to those who have demonstrated the ideals of Dr. King through their efforts to promote diversity and tolerance.
As you may know, Amar'e is no stranger to wine - in 2015, a social media video of him bathing in red wine went viral...oh, and in case you were wondering, he does indeed prefer red!