For many years Knoefel Longest studied wine with the vague notion of eventually becoming a sommelier. Then one evening he realized that he still had far more questions than answers when it came to wine (and, to be fair, much else), and decided it would be quicker to ask those questions of the many talented sommeliers in his beloved home of Boston. Their answers to his questions can be found on Eater Boston, in his column, The Cellar.
If you happen to come across him at a bar in Boston and such information proves useful, his three favorite drinks are champagne, bourbon, and champagne. In that order.