As a person with deep knowledge for wines, a strong advocate of blind tasting and wine director for Michael Mina group of restaurants in San Francisco, Rajat Parr and wine writer Jordan MacKay present a fascinating portrait of the world’s top wine professionals and their trade. Their book carrying the sub-title, ‘How to Think and Drink Like the World's Top Wine Professionals’ offers an amazing exploration of the inside world of sommeliers, sharing their unique perspectives, extensive expertise, and best stories.
A number of nationally-known sommeliers have been quoted in the book, and the authors have woven throughout their colleagues’ insights, recommendations, and entertaining stories, along with Parr’s own takes on his profession and favorite winemakers and wines. Along the way, Parr and Mackay give an immersion course in tasting and serving wine, share strategies for securing hard-to-find bottles at a good price and identifying value sweet spots among the many regions; and teach readers how to make inspired food pairings. A must read for wine professionals et al.
by Rajat Parr and Jordan MacKay