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Nice bouquet, Larry

With all the athletes lending their names to wineries, DJ Gallo thinks the label should be a little more honest.

Updated: April 27, 2006, 12:31 PM ET
By Bomani Jones | Special to Page 2

Larry Bird has lent his name to a line of wines. No, seriously.

Bird's first release is a Meritage produced by Cosentino Winery of Napa Valley. The winery's Web site describes it as an "extraordinary blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc ... from the most proven Napa Valley Vineyards of Oakville, St. Helena and Carneros."

Uh, OK. Fine description, I suppose. But none of that really says "Larry Bird's wine" to me. If athletes want their fans to support ...

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