Ex-NBA star to lead a vegan wine tasting

John Salley with his NBA rings.

After his NBA career, John Salley has gone into the wine business  - specifically, the vegan wine business, with a company called The Vegan Vine.

Salley will visit the state store at Second Street and Girard Avenue in Northern Liberties from 4 to 6 p.m. June 23.

And from 7 to 9 p.m., he will be at the vegan bar Charlie was a sinner. (131 S. 13th St.) for a tasting of Vegan Vine's' cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay.

Both wines will be available for tastes at Charlie was a sinner.; they will be sold for $10 a glass.

The bar also will offering zucchini ceviche ($5) to pair with the chadonnay, and a crispy smoked tofu taco ($5) for the cabernet sauvignon.