I met Mike Drapkin when he was the manager at Vestry Wines in TriBeCa. He used to pour me tasting glasses that got me buzzed and talked about wine in a way that made me want to care about it. I wanted to be his friend and told him such. Years later I had a chance to spend evenings on his porch, photograph his wedding and a few days ago I visited his wine shop in Kingston, NY.
It is such a pleasure to see your friends become the people you always talked about them becoming.