Bianca Bosker - CORK DORK

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143128090
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - March 28th, 2017

"A marvelous journey through the mad, manic, seductive subculture of wine and wine lovers."  -Susan Orlean
"The Kitchen Confidential of wine."  -Madeline Puckette, Wine Folly
"I loved this book."  -Mary Roach

Amateur drinker and professional tech reporter Bianca Bosker didn't know much about wine until she stumbled on an alternate universe where taste reigned supreme, a world of master sommeliers who could, after a single sip, identify the grape a bottle was made from, in what year, and where it was produced, within acres. Where she tasted wine, they detected not only complex flavor profiles, but entire histories and geographies. Astounded by theirfanatical dedicationand seemingly superhuman sensory powers, Bosker abandoned her screen-centric life and set out to discover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a cork dork.
Thus begins a year and a half long adventure that takes the reader inside elite tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, a California mass market wine "factory," and even a neuroscientist's fMRI machine as Bosker attempts to answer the most nagging question of all: what's the big deal about wine? Counterintuitive, compulsively readable, and hilarious, Cork Dork illuminates how tasting better can help us live better and will change the way you drink wine forever.