"Now that I'm reducing my writing commitments, I think how lucky I've been for 40 years to see the wine world through my era's greatest winemakers. To taste what they're tasting, feel what they're feeling. If you were a young artist and you got to spend one week with Matisse, and one week with Picasso, and one week with da Vinci? What would that mean to you? I've had that for 40 years. The best of the best. I'm happy with that"