Let’s try to break it down!
Sir Alex said that those managers he prefered to sit down with post-match to enjoy a glass of wine were Roberto Mancini, and Carlo Ancelotti. And why so ? Well, very simple – they brought with them the best bottles ))
And what was the favorite by Roberto Mancini ? Well, the one Fergie was very happy about and mentioned subsequently that enjoyed a lot was the Tuscan wine Sassicaia.
It has been hard to find any reliable indications as to what may possible be Ancelotti’s favourite wine. But he has presented Cristiano Ronaldo with a bottle from Vega Sicilia on several occasions. Vega Sicilia is the winery in Ribero de Duero which put this region on the map so it is now counted alongside with Rioja and Priorat as one of the 3 big in Spain.
Pep Guardiola born, raised, and resident in Catalonia when not coaching abroad, is obviously also into wine. In order to be able to get a decent meal in Manchester he had to open his own restaurant in the city. But which is his favourite wine? Possibly Priorat. But otherwise another of the great Spanish wines AKA Rioja and/or Ribera.
One footballer not just buying and drinking but one who is actually producing as well is Barcelona star A. Iniesta. Another one is Pirlo in area around Brescia, Lombardy.
Andres Iniesta has gone one step further and he is not just drinking wine he is also producing wine.
I am sure Iniesta is not the only Spanish player involved in wine making.