Book Review for CORK DORK by Bianca Bosker
CORK DORK by Bianca Bosker
A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: Fun, entertaining and informative.
CORK DORK is the author’s journey into the world of restaurant cellars, wines, and what it takes to be a sommelier. With a unique voice, Bosker allows her readers to get a glimpse into the world of wine that few of us truly have a chance to experience.
As a wine lover myself, I was instantly drawn to this book, but I wasn't sure that what to expect. However, once I started reading, I became fascinated with the people she met, the wine they all were drinking, and the level of day drinking…I mean commitment…it takes to truly understand wine. Bianca Bosker’s experience is a humorous and completely delightful read. I say grab that glass of wine and sit down for a good read. Cheers!
Warning: After reading this book, you may want to invite some friends or family over, pour your favorite wine, swirl it around, and talk about it the flavors you smell/taste. Even though you think you know more about wine now, leave it to the professionals. Trust me on this one. ;)
About the Book:
Professional journalist and amateur drinker Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine—until she discovered an alternate universe where taste reigns supreme, a world of elite sommeliers who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of flavor. Astounded by their fervor and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, she set out to uncover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a “cork dork.”
With boundless curiosity, humor, and a healthy dose of skepticism, Bosker takes the reader inside underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, California mass-market wine factories, and even a neuroscientist’s fMRI machine as she attempts to answer the most nagging question of all: what’s the big deal about wine? What she learns will change the way you drink wine—and, perhaps, the way you live—forever.
About the Author: Bianca Bosker is an award-winning journalist and the author of Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste.
Bosker has written about food, wine, architecture, and technology for The New Yorker online, The Atlantic, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and The New Republic. The former executive tech editor of The Huffington Post, she is the author of the critically acclaimed book Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China (University of Hawaii Press, 2013). She lives in New York City.
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books (March 28, 2017)
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