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Lionel Messi Wine: Barcelona Star To Launch 'Leo' Wine Label In Argentina

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, left, duels for the ball against Real Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, left, duels for the ball against Real Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.

His famous Argentinian feet often leave defenders swerving as if tipsy on the pitch, so maybe it was high time that he produced a beverage that could do the same.

According to the Guardian, the Bodega Valentin Bianchi vineyard in Argentina have unveiled plans to release a "Leo" brand of wine with the full support of the Barcelona star.

All profits from the sale of "Leo" will go to various charitable foundations.

Goal.com ran the press release distributed by Bodega Valentin Bianchi:

"This venture will collaborate with the Leo Messi Foundation in order to continue creating projects focused on infant health and education, as well as establishing sporting activity as a key part of the fight against poverty and vulnerability.. These are the fundamental aspects of the Foundation, which since 2008 has worked tirelessly to carry its mission forward; acting to help at-risk children and adolescents."

At just 24 years of age, Messi has won three consecutive FIFA Ballon d'Or ("World Player of the Year") awards and is considered by many to be the best soccer player on the planet, if not one of the best of all time.

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