Former Chiefs coach Vermeil finds sense of purpose in wines

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September 18, 2018 - 10:27 AM

Former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil n 2006.

CALISTOGA, Calif. — Nearly 82 years old now, Dick Vermeil still possesses that commanding Buzz Lightyear voice, ageless aura of vitality and … sheer need to work.

So walk into Vermeil Wines’ Calistoga Tasting Room during the harvest season, and chances are you’ll be greeted by its namesake. Because Dick Vermeil is Dick Vermeil, he isn’t merely lending his name to some detached celebrity wine operation.

The now 10-year-old business is a direct reflection of the former Eagles, Rams and Chiefs coach, after all, so as ever he is compulsively obligated to focus on the details.

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