"There is something about wine that brings out the optimism in people. We’re not sure why. So we thought we’d pose that question to several people in the industry we met this year." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
- "I chose wines that had somehow achieved 'otherworldy' fame, and which had particularly visionary owners and family stories." -Laura Catena on the wines included in her book.
- "The philosophy of elevating Argentine wine is at the core of everything we do." Laura Catena
- "We’ve spent 20 years writing about wine – and more than 46 taking notes – and Yquem might be the only wine we find indescribable, though of course that never keeps us from trying." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
- "There were wines I had last year that were truly exciting. Encountering these is one of the joys of this lifelong journey we’re on with wine." Dorothy J. Gaiter on her favorite wines of 2017.