I first met Gabriel at the Sunday Times in 1976. We had a few drinks together in the bar. I then watched him win The World Olympiad Championship in 1976 in Monte Carlo. He is one of bridge’s characters. He speaks a bunch of languages and is an entertaining dinner companion.
He usually brings his own two bottles to the restaurant carried in a special wine case. He visited Florida and Maggie and I went down to eat at Bellines a rather fancy restaurant in Coconut Grove Miami.
We started with champagne and then went on to the excellent wines he had...