Cork Dork

Cork Dork Summary

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER AND A NEW YORK TIMESCRITICS' PICK

“Thrilling . . . [told] with gonzo élan . . . When the sommelier and blogger Madeline Puckette writes that this book is the Kitchen Confidential of the wine world, she’s not wrong, though Bill Buford’s Heatis probably a shade closer.” —Jennifer Senior, The New York Times

 
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.

“Think: Eat, Pray, Love meets Somm.” —theSkimm

“As informative as it is, well, intoxicating.” —Fortune



Book Reviews

Ckharvey1234

The Bouquet Has Hints of Perfection5 star

One of the best books for anyone who enjoys wine, or food, or great writing. This was such a fun, enlightening, and compelling read.55

Femcer2012

A true adventure5 star

Brilliantly written tale of her adventure. I like bed the way she changed from investigating the wine world to becoming totally immersed. She is a wonderful story teller.55



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