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The Philadelphia Eagles unveil a team wine, a 2011 cabernet sauvignon (photo)


Cheer up, Philadelphia Eagles fans. With a 1-2 record, things may not be going as well as hoped, but there’s plenty of time for new head coach Chip Kelly the right the ship offensively. And as far as the abysmal defense the Eagles have played thus far this season, currently ranked 30th in the league? Well, did you know that the Eagles now have an official wine? Drink up and drown your sorrows, I guess.

rollout-philadelphia-eagles-wine-2The new wine is named “Rollout” (clever) and it is a delightful, limited edition Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine for the discriminating tastes and palates of only the most sophisticated of Philadelphia Eagles fans. Or for the less worldly, put it on ice and add a splash of Sprite. That’s how they roll in South Philly. That concoction would go great with a chesesteak, I reckon. Maybe.

Via the Official Site of the Philadelphia Eagles:

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Philadelphia Eagles and commemorate the strong commitment to the city and its fans, the team has created “Rollout”, a limited edition Cabernet Sauvignon. Rollout was crafted by winemaker Sam Spencer exclusively for the Eagles.

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is lavishly constructed with exotic aromatics, a harmonious blend of grapes from areas of California.

Rollout is available in Philadelphia state stores and New Jersey liquor outlets.

Eagles Senior Vice President of Business Ari Roitman told that the official wine is “a nice way for fans to celebrate four generations strong of Eagles football whether they enjoy it with friends and family over dinner or save it as a keepsake.”

Sounds like a mighty fine concept. So, the next time Michael Vick throws an interception in the red zone or some other heartbreaking thing occurs, Eagles fans, pour yourself a nice glass of cab.

Actually, just open a bottle at kickoff. It’s good to let it breathe a bit.

[H/T The700Level]