Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste

For readers of Anthony Bourdain, Susan Orlean, and Mary Roach, a surprising, entertaining and hilarious journey through the world of wine Like many of us, tech reporter Bianca Bosker saw wine as a way to unwind at the end of a long day, or a nice thing to have with dinner and that was about it. Until she stumbled on an alternate universe where taste reigned supreme, a worl...

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Title:Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste
Author:Bianca Bosker
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ISBN:0698195906
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:346 pages

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste Reviews

  • Alyssa Nelson
    Dec 25, 2016
    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*Andrew and I started learning more about wine when we first read The Judgment of Paris by George M. Taber. Once we started earning money from having jobs (rather than being rather poor full-ti...
  • Randal White
    Nov 14, 2016
    Cork Dork manages to completely peel back the layers surrounding the wine world and it's mystique. I have to admit, I love wine. And have spent a copious amount of time trying to educate myself about it. Despite studying all the written material that I could find, and tasting many, many wines, I sti...
  • Julia Coney
    Mar 22, 2017
    This book officially comes out on Tuesday, March 28. I have pre-ordered the book because I believe in supporting the author. As a wine blogger, this book helped me tremendously. I took my time with it and didn't rush to finish it while I read some other advanced reader books. This book is for the no...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Apr 18, 2017
    About: Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste is a memoir written by Bianca Bosker. It was recently published on 3/28/17 by Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, paperback, 352 pages. Th...
  • Samantha March
    Mar 30, 2017
    As a casual wine drinker, I took on Cork Dork in hopes to learn a little about wine, be entertained and gain some knowledge. I think all of that happened, but it ended up being a tough read for me. I think this book is for very enthusiastic wine drinkers, sommeliers, or readers who really want extre...
  • Book Pairings (Laci Long)
    Mar 31, 2017
    Rating: 5Pairings: 2015 Pedernales Texas Albarino & 2014 Silverado Vineyards Petit Verdot. I selected both of these wines because they are unlikely gems in the wine world, just like Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork. Long ago I was romanced by the wonderful world of wine and I even toyed with the idea ...
  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    Apr 06, 2017
    In "Cork Dork," author Bianca dives into the world of sommeliers. Now, I like wine. I know what color I prefer (red). I also know what kinds I prefer (malbecs or pinot noirs are clutch in my book). I know that I enjoy wine but that is about it. This book opened my eyes to a brand new world. Much of ...
  • Sarah Swann
    Apr 13, 2017
    This was a fun book! I was just floored with how complex the wine world really is. I have referred to myself as a "wine-o".....I am not a wine-o. Not even close! The flavors and the types of grapes and the regions...it's crazy! I really enjoyed reading about it and I'll be paying a lot more attentio...
  • Alyssa Palombo
    Apr 14, 2017
    An absolutely fascinating look "behind the scenes", in a way, at the world of wine. I learned so much and appreciate wine even more, and am looking forward to trying some new ones and expanding my horizons. Highly recommended for wine lovers!...
  • Nicole
    Apr 13, 2017
    This book is a really fun, multidisciplinary, Legends-of-the-Hidden-Temple exploration of the world of wine*.Not content to simply immerse herself in the NYC somm scene, Bosker brings in the perspectives scientists looking at olfactory systems, a perfumier, neuroscientists, and broad cast of eccentr...