Bianca Bosker, a former technology reporter covering the Googles and Snapchats of the world, 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.
Fascinated, she starts her journey into this world of almost superhuman sensory powers, inviting the readers to join her. She carefully examines, with a certain pinch of humor and scepticism, what motivates people to become “cork dorks”, and whether whe will eventually become one of them.
Cork Dork is one of the best books written about the sommelier industry. It vividly describes procedures and steps aspiring sommeliers must undertake. The author shares her thoughts and experiences not only in wine, but also in human nature.
Underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, California mass-market wine factories, and even a neuroscientist’s fMRI machine – the places where the author is trying to find the answer the most nagging question of all: What’s the big deal about wine?
Exciting, enriching and hilarious, Cork Dork ponders on how tasting better can help us live better – and will change the way you drink wine forever.
“Think: Eat, Pray, Love meets Somm.” —the Skimm
“A funny, fascinating adventure.” –Real Simple
“One of the most entertaining drink-related memoirs in years.” –PUNCH
“[An] often-hilarious memoir.” –Good Housekeeping
“[A] must-read wine book.” –The Mercury News