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Sportswear brand Nike has recently released new wine themed soccer shoes in honor of iconic Italian soccer player Andre Pirlo. The soccer shoes are colored in a deep shade of a certain grape to reflect Pirlo’s love of winemaking. What grape is it?

A. Sangiovese

B. Merlot

C. Nebbiolo

D. Pinot Noir

B.

Pirlo owns a winery in northern Italy and grows merlot among several other grape varieties. Merlot is Pirlo’s favorite wine. To emphasize the wine theme, the shoes also feature a cork sockliner and the box that the shoes come in resembles a wine box.

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