That's a shame. I got to meet LA Times writer, Dan Berger, on a couple of occasions. The most memorable was my 1st time as a wine judge. I was on his panel with 2 other people, he saw I was nervous and really helped me out (I wonder if he realized I was shaking because I was on a panel with him). He told me to trust myself and not be afraid to score a wine too high or low. In the 1st round I had to give my scores first (no medal, bronze, silver and gold) and was literally shaking. Our scores were perfect matches and the rest is history.