SI: How many bottles do you have in your wine cellar?
GP: About 3,000. A third of them won't be ready to drink until I'm planted in the ground.
SI: What is your preferred wine to sip while you're breaking down basketball film?
GP: If it's during the day and the weather is warm, it has to be a Riesling or a sauvignon blanc. If it's evening, a glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir.
SI: If you pull into a wine store to buy a nice everyday wine, what do you buy?
GP: A good common white would be a New Zealand sauvignon blanc or a Rudd Chardonnay from Napa, specifically from the Bacigalupi vineyard. Red would be one of the Oregon Pinot Noirs.
SI: What is the one wine you'd like to taste that has eluded you?
GP: A French Burgundy, De La Romanee Conti. It's hard to find and expensive.
Issue date: July 4, 2005