As linked in WineTerroirist, a fascinated read by AdamGopnik on RandalGrahm:
Gopnik:Randal ,
sort of retelling Randal's life in wine. It's a pretty long article, so you'll want to print it out & read it at your leisure...or buy the magazine.
I have, of course, followed Randal from the very start and count him as a good friend. Is mom&dad, Ruth & Allan, were two of the finest people I've met and have shared several meals together. I always ask about Ruth when I see him & occasionally exchange notes with her. A real live-wire.

When I listen to a presentation by Randal, I always time him to his first usage of "counter-intuitive", one of his favorite words. His record is 3 min/17 sec here in SantaFe.

For those of you who have followed Randal, you'll find this a very entertaining read. For those of you who haven't, you'll just dismiss him as a nut-case...or a very clever marketeer. That would be a mistake.