Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 11/30/11
When life as a basketball player ended for recently retired Houston Rocket center Yao Ming, life as a businessman took off. From swishing free throws to swishing wine in glasses, Yao has been the driving force behind the release of Yao Family Wines' YAO MING brand. YAO MING, the company's first wine, is a 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It has been released exclusively in China to take advantage of the cultural "wine boom". The wine is made of cabernet sauvignon grapes harvested in 2009 from Napa Valley in California. The first production consists of 5,000 cases and carries a price tag of $289 USD or 1,775 yuan in China. The price includes a 27% import duty and a 17% sales tax. Yao Family Wines is planning the release of a second wine, Yao Family Reserve, soon. This variety will only consist of 500 cases and will be even pricier. Yao hasn't entirely moved away from basketball. He has purchased the Shanghai Sharks, a professional basketball team in China.Over his nine...
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