On today's episode of In the Drink, host Joe Campanale welcomes sommelier Rajat Parr, wine director of the Mina Group. Born in Calcutta, Rajat credits his uncle in London for first introducing him to great wines. After earning a bachelor's degree in Hotel Administration, Rajat entered the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, New York. In 2003, Parr was named Wine Director for the Mina Group, where he develops and manages the wine programs at numerous restaurants. In 2011, Rajat launched Sandhi, which produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced from select vineyards of Santa Rita Hills in partnership with Charles Banks and Sashi Moorman. In 2013, Rajat released wines from his new estate vineyard, Domaine de la Cote. Tune-in to today's episode of In the Drink and learn more about Rajat's wine experience today! This program has been sponsored by GreatBrewers.com.
"If you really want it, you have to own it. Eventually you want to be totally involved."
-- Rajat Parr on In the Drink