Well I did say “ I’ve met, or known, most of the big names in wine today” — Not to say your name is not big! :) So now I have a new person to meet. I’m sure we might bump into each other eventually.
As to the car example, interesting point. That said, I did mention a rental. For me that is a fleeting experience(that can be repeated, though the car will age, have different providence, etc, etc…) that I enjoy. Not to mention the road I vacation to for one trip, not to return. Again something I might not repeat. I can remember single drives down certain roads I will not repeat with a specific friend on a crisp fall day…those are like wines to me. Full of faint smells of autumn’s leaves and wind in my long lost hair.