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Steve Rudden

Ravens WR James Proche II discusses what he learned at vineyard internship

The Baltimore Ravens have many different players on their team, each of which has a wide amount of different interests. It’s great to be able to learn more about the Ravens off of the field, including what they enjoy doing in their free time.

Baltimore wide receiver James Proche spoke to the media alongside fellow wideout Rashod Bateman following the Ravens’ final rookie mandatory minicamp practice. Proche was asked about what he learned from doing an internship at a vineyard, and shared what he ended up doing over the course of the experience.

“It was amazing. I’m not a sommelier or anything, but I know a little something. A little grenache, a little tempranillo, zinfandel. I know a little. (laughter)You know something? So, it was a blessing. I pruned a whole row of grenache, probably like one hundred yards. Polishing glasses. They made me start over because there were spots on them. I did barrel testing, lab work, I did everything. I’m going back in July just because I have a surprise for you all in the next five [or] six years. We have to learn; I want to do it the right way. (Bateman: “That’s a long time.”)“Yes, patience, baby. Patience. We’re good. I have something in the works, for sure.”

Proche seemed to enjoy himself, and the fact that he’s going back in July shows that he’s ready to learn more. It looks like the wide receiver had a great experience, and he could even make wine a part of his post-football career.

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