Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams loves him some wine.
As Steve Kerr recently said on The Athletic's "Hoops, Adjacent" podcast, Adams is Golden State's resident "oenophile."
"When I interviewed Ron to come aboard with the Warriors in 2014, my assistant Nick U'Ren and I took Ron out to dinner," Kerr said. "We ordered a bottle of wine. It was an Italian restaurant and they didn't have any California Pinot, which is what we were looking for.
"And the waiter said, 'If you want, I'll bring you the Italian version of a Pinot.' We said great. So he brings back the wine, he opens it up (and) gives Ron the taste. You know, you swish it around. Well, Ron became the first person I've ever been to dinner with who sent it back.
"On a job interview (laughter). That took some guts. So yeah, he's the wine guy."
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Back in March 2018, Adams shared his decision-making process to Grant Liffmann and myself.
"Steve is a big Pinot drinker. We decided at that meal that we were going to get a Pinot," he said. "I don't send a lot of bottles back. A bottle goes back generally if the corkage is bad or something like that.
"But the wine that was brought to the table was not very 'pinot-y.' So I was just trying to please Steve (laughter)."
It was the perfect explanation then, and remains the perfect explanation now.
We only can hope that Adams has enjoyed his fair share of wine (responsibly of course) while sheltering in place the last four months.