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 For readers of Anthony Bourdain, Susan Orlean, and Mary Roach, a surprising, entertaining and hilarious journey throu...

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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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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Cork Dork: 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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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:346 pages 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

  • JanB
    May 09, 2017
    A big thank you to my friend Mary - I won this book on a giveaway on her blog, bookfanmary. My husband and I are hardly wine connoisseurs. We drink wine, enjoy wine, and attend wine tastings when we get the chance, but liking and enjoying wine is far different than knowing wine. Sev...
  • Deb
    Jun 30, 2017
    Probably 4.5 stars for me total. I really enjoyed this entertaining, informative and enjoyable book about Bosker's somewhat crazy foray into the world of wine, tasting and sommeliers and her pursuit to become a "cork dork." It's important to note that you don't have to know a lot ab...
  • 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, man...
  • 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,...
  • 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 rea...
  • Rebecca Foster
    Sep 13, 2017
    Tasting notes: gleeful, ebullient, learned, self-deprecating Suggested pairings: Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler; Top Chef, The Great British Bake Off Bianca Bosker, previously a technology journalist, gave herself a year and a half to learn everything she could about wine in hop...
  • Book Pairings (Laci Long)
    Mar 26, 2017
    Rating: 5 Pairings: 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...
  • Olive (abookolive)
    Apr 29, 2017
    See my review on booktube: https://youtu.be/C2I8BevGXII ...
  • Book Riot Community
    Oct 20, 2017
    I?m a fan of both food writing and immersive journalism, and this book rang both of those bells for me. In Cork Dork, Bosker leaves her journalism job behind (well, mostly) in order to learn the ways of the sommelier. Along the way, she also meets up with smell scientists, participat...
  • Andrew
    Apr 25, 2017
    I enjoyed this book at the start, and then slowly started to despise it until I was about 60% done with it. At that point there were fantastic sections that dig into what truly defines ?good wine? and how variable the definition can be. I literally judged this book by the cover,...