The Game Plan
Will Blackmon — The NFL Wine Guy's Journey from Super Bowl Winning Safety to Sommelier
May 3, 2020 · 58 min
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This special weekend addition pod comes on the heels of our guest's official launch of his latest business endeavor, The Wine MVP.

Will Blackmon played 14 years in the NFL, including time with the Packers, Giants, Seahawks, and Redskins. His ability to learn new defensive schemes while in the NFL has translated well to his interests off the field as he has become a quick study in the world of wine. He is one of the first NFL veterans to achieve Level 2 Sommelier Certification.

Listen in as Will shares the story of how he first got into wine, led by veteran teammate Charles Woodson. We also learn how The Wine MVP came to be and what's in store for the future of Will's business in the wine world. Both wine novices and experts will enjoy this episode as we ask our guest to share some of his favorite bottles and winemakers.

You can follow Will Blackmon on Twitter and Instagram @willblackmon, and be sure to check out The Wine MVP at

Follow co-hosts Jay Kapoor (@JayKapoorNYC) and Tim Katt (@Tim_Katt) for all things sports, media, tech, and venture capital.

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