This one, courtesy of Leah Garchik of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Setting: The Lodge in the Regency Center in San Francisco. Kermit Lynch, one of my favorite wine merchants, was made a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor.
Quotable quote: “Do you know the difference between God and a winemaker?” asked Daniel Ravier, the winemaker for Domaine Tempier in Bandol. “God doesn’t think he’s a winemaker.”