With a long career in wine, Raj Parr has been called "one of the most celebrated sommeliers in the world." He has shifted his expertise and energy towards ownership and wine making at Sandhi, Domaine de la Cote and Seven Springs.  Raj has also received a James Beard Award for his book, Secrets of the Sommelier, How to Thing and Drink like the World's Top Wine Professionals.

What are you drinking now? 

Beaujolais, Jean Louis Dutraive and Foillard gamay

Favorite wine and food pairing?

Roast Chicken and a green salad with a St. Joseph from the Northern Rhone by Pierre Gonon or Jean Louis Chave

Favorite wine restaurant or bar?

Rebelle, NYC

Zuni Cafe, SF

Favorite all time wine?

1986 Raveneau Le Clos Chablis, consumed with Robert Bohr in 1996

Best wine under $15? 

Red: Gamay, Lapierre Raisins Galois

White: Muscadet, Peppiere

Who else is making good wine in the Finger Lakes? 

Weimer, Nathan Kendall, Ian Barry, and Chris Bates, to name a few.

Weekly Wine Sip: 

2014 La Source Pinot Noir by Evening Land made by Raj Parr. 

Retails for around $70 and is available by mailing list, finer restaurants and wine stores. 

Loved It

Sam Benrubi