The Champions League is the most prestigious club football tournament in the world, and winning it is a dream come true for any player. But for one former winner, the victory has taken on a whole new meaning.
Former Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso has launched his own branded wine, and the transformation from Champions League winner to wine entrepreneur is remarkable.
Alonso, who won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2014, has launched his own wine label, Xabi Alonso Wines. The label features a range of wines from the Rioja region of Spain, including a red, a white and a rosé.
The label is a collaboration between Alonso and the renowned winemakers at Bodegas Palacios Remondo, who have been producing wines in the Rioja region since the 19th century.
Alonso has been involved in the production process from the beginning, and has been heavily involved in the design of the label. He has also been involved in the selection of the grapes used in the wines, and has been tasting the wines throughout the production process.
The wines are made from a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano grapes, and have been aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
The label has been designed to reflect Alonso’s personality and style, and features a portrait of him in his Real Madrid kit. The label also features a quote from Alonso, which reads: “I’m proud to be part of this project, and I’m sure that the wines will be enjoyed by all who try them.”
Alonso’s wines have already been well-received, with critics praising the quality of the wines and the label design.
Alonso’s transformation from Champions League winner to wine entrepreneur is remarkable, and it’s clear that he has put a lot of thought and effort into the project. It’s a great example of how a successful sportsman can use his profile to pursue other interests, and it’s sure to be a success.