There are a lot of people with a lot of money, and I'm amazed they don't understand what a great pleasure it can be to give.
Even more importantly, it's wine, food and the arts. Incorporating those three enhances the quality of life.
If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three - wine, food, and art - as a way of enhancing life.
We want to raise the art of living well.
Later, at Stanford University, I thought I'd become a lawyer or businessman, but my father came to me and said he thought there was a big future in the fine-wine business.
My mother served me wine and water from the time I was 3 years old.
Wine has been with civilized man from the beginning.
I always knew that food and wine were vital, with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
I always knew the importance of it, since I was three or four years old my mother used to feed me wine and water. I grew up with wine as liquid food.
I want to make wines that harmonize with food - wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness.
I've always wanted to improve on the idea of living well, In moderation, wine is good for you - mentally, physically, and spiritually.
This is what I think is very essential... moderation can be good for you.