Leah Van Dale is a nice person from Massachusetts whose love for the performing arts and fitness led her to pro wrestling. Her alter ego, Carmella, is the tough-talking one-time WWE Women\u2019s SmackDown Champion, star of E!\u2019s Total Divas and self-proclaimed Princess of Staten Island. Both personalities share a love of gathering with family over a good meal and bottle of wine, so Van Dale started Capo Cagna wines to channel that camaraderie. The motto for her California Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon is \u201cCaution: Not for snobs.\u201d Here, she talks about who her wines are for (spoiler: everyone else) and how they came to be.\r\n\r\nCan you tell me a little bit about your performing career?\r\n\r\nI started dancing when I was three, and I danced all throughout high school. While I was in college, I had a tryout to be a Patriots cheerleader and was on the team from 2007\u20132010. I was also a Laker Girl for the 2010\u20132011 season. I felt like I had done everything I could in the dance world, but I still wanted to continue my passion for entertaining and performing. I found out about the opportunity to try out for WWE and felt like it was the perfect fit for me. My dad was a wrestler for WWE in the early \u201990s, so it was the perfect hybrid of my family history and my love of performing.\r\n\r\nHas wine always been a big part of your life, too?\r\n\r\nSunday dinners were a weekly occurrence growing up. Even as kids, we had a glass of wine with our pasta. It was just normal for us and not at all a big deal. I would say, in my adult life, when I was living in L.A. and dancing for the Lakers, a few of my girlfriends and I were just sitting in my little bungalow in Laurel Canyon and drinking some wine with cheese and crackers and we stayed there all night talking and laughing together. I loved that feeling the wine provided for us to all be able to sit and converse.\r\n\r\n\u201cSunday dinners were a weekly occurrence growing up. Even as kids, we had a glass of wine with our pasta. It was just normal for us.\u201d\r\n\r\nWhat are some of the differences between Leah and Carmella? Do you think they would drink the same wines?\r\n\r\nCarmella is the moon-walking trash-talking Princess of Staten Island. She\u2019s loud and in your face.\u00a0Leah\u00a0is a bit more shy. [But] they both love wine!\r\n\r\nRight, Capo Cagna means \u201cboss bitch\u201d in Italian. Would you say these are bossy, assertive wines?\r\n\r\nI would say they are whatever they make you feel like. I don\u2019t like to tell anyone what to expect from my wines, other than the fact that they taste amazing. I want for my wine to make everyone embrace their inner \u201cboss bitch,\u201d whatever that means to them individually.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAnd you\u2019re working with a California winery?\r\n\r\nI work with Michael Sullberg Family Wines, who are based out of Morgan Hill, California. I\u2019ve been learning so much from them and their team about all things wine related. I can\u2019t even begin to explain the amount of work that goes into each and every bottle, and I\u2019m in complete awe of what they do every season.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIs there a specific drinker you\u2019re hoping to reach with Copa Cagna?\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s all about embracing the boss bitch that you are. You could be working 9 to 5, on Wall Street, a stay-at-home parent or a broke college student searching for a job. My wine isn\u2019t going to break the bank, but it will make you feel like a million bucks. Bougie on a budget.\r\n\r\nIs there a built-in market who knows you through WWE or E! Total Divas?\r\n\r\nI will say that I have the best fans in the world. They are so loyal. Now, with the new season of Total Divas [that premiered] October 2 on E!, I\u2019m hoping to tap into a whole new fan base. I\u2019m really just excited to expand the Capo Cagna brand, share my love for this wine with my fans and to hopefully gain more and build new relationships along the way.