After 18 years in some of the world’s best restaurants, Master Sommelier Rajat Parr has stepped off of the dining room floor but continues to advocate the wine world through education and tasting. James Beard Award-winning author of Secrets of the Sommelier, wine director for all of Michael Mina’s restaurants, and winemaker in his own right, he is one of the most celebrated personalities in wine. I reached the globetrotting vinofile in New York where he is hosting a tasting for his non-profit; In Pursuit of Balance (IPOB).