Top 5

Jim Fox

Former NHL forward turned broadcaster Jim Fox has been around the world in pursuit of the best wine. Here are his Top 5 wine destinations:


  1. Wine Tour on bike on the outskirts of Beaune, Burgundy, France

  2. Barrel tasting at Roberto Voerzio Winery, La Morra, Barolo, Piedmonte, Italy

  3. Tasting Class and barrel tasting at Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France)

  4. Dinner and tasting at Savier Vineyards, just southeast of Calistoga, California, at sunset looking back over Napa Valley

  5. Anywhere in Tuscany, Italy followed by a glass of wine in the Piazza del Campo, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
NHL Confidential

Mike RichardsLake of the Woods, known more as a remote wildlife habitat straddling Minnesota and Canada, is also a summer favorite of Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards. The former Flyers captain has become an avid wakeboarder/wakesurfer at the lake when he's not on the ice. "It’s starting to" catch on, Richards said. "It’s relaxing to get out there with all your friends and spend a day on the lake."

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Fox, Bure bring new meaning to ‘vintage hockey’

Wine

Tim Horton, the legendary Maple Leafs defenseman, is indisputably the most famous name associated with both hockey and cuisine. As long as a sugary doughnut and hot cup of coffee are enough to quench the bitter chill of a Canadian morning, that isn’t likely to change.

For Jim Fox, Valeri Bure and Wayne Gretzky, that’s OK. Their post-playing passion runs more epicurean than everyman.

The three are believed to be the only retired NHL players who are actively involved in the winemaking business.

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