Andrea Pirlo: Juventus Midfielder Doubles as Winemaker off the Pitch (Video)

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Andrea Pirlo already had plenty in common with a classy wine. Like a finely crafted bottle of a superior vintage, the bearded midfielder has only become better with age.

So it probably will come as little surprise that the 33-year-old Italian midfield maestro is also a winemaker. In the latest episode of Ford's Fascinating World of Football series, we learn that Pirlo produces wine at his family's vineyard, Pratum Coller, near Brescia in northern Italy.

The episode appears in the clip above. It's our Set Piece Video of the Day for Tuesday. Enjoy, preferably with a tasty Lombardia.

If you ask us, this video is just the latest of many reasons to love Pirlo. Who wouldn't buy a case of wine from a guy who faithfully maintains such an epic beard? In fact, it's probably time to re-shoot those commercials about the most interesting man in the world.

Anyhow, according to Pirlo, his vineyard produces a rosé, a white and two types of red. One red he calls "standard," while the other is "aged longer and better to drink." Put us down for two cases of the aged version, then.

"For now I only think about playing football for the next few years," Pirlo says through a translator. "Then, I'll definitely spend more time also at the vineyard."

By then, we'll all be wine enthusiasts it seems. For now, there's the business of finishing off Celtic in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. Pirlo and Juve hold a 3-0 lead after the first leg in Glasgow, with the return leg set for Wednesday in Turin.

That should mean plenty of time afterwards in the vineyard, right?

(h/t Dirty Tackle)

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