These days, when you read about John Daly, the story will most likely include details of an overserved evening at Hooters, or a knife fight with a former wife. And there'll always be mention of a penchant for diet coke and Marlboro lights.
Right now, the one-time Wild Thing is in Australia, at the Hyatt Regency Coolum resort - where he once drowned a problematic putter - to try for the $1.5 million Australian PGA Championship, which starts Thursday. He's struggling on the green and but trying to focus on his game.
Well, while doing my Black Monday shopping today, I came upon a perfect Christmas gift for my French, "wine chauvinist" husband: John Daly wines.
OK, I know... wine and John Daly don't even seem to belong in the same sentence. However, what most cynics don't know is that Mr. Daly's flagship wine, Perfect Round, won a gold medal, and "Best of Class" in the "Red Blends" category, at the inaugural Wine World of Sports competition at the LA International Wine & Spirits Awards. Pitted against prestigious contenders from top producing regions, The Perfect Round made the top ten list of sporting celebrity wines, having won one of only four best of class awards.
John Daly wines come in three different ranges and number of varietals. There are even several awesome gift baskets one can order. So yes, you may wish to do some shopping there like I did.
As far as my highbrow husband is concerned, I think he's in for some interesting wine tasting during the upcoming holidays.