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" 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 curiousity, 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."
Purchase Cork Dork on its own, or join us for our Virtual Wine Salon featuring Cork Dork on Sunday, October 25th at 3pm. Part tasting, part salon, part book talk, Corey Nuffer will lead a transformative discussion that combines the art and science of developing your palate:
“Informed by a more narrative-driven primer to wine, as well as a focus on science, all thrown into helpful relief with Bianca Bosker’s life-changing book, Cork Dork, you’ll learn just as much about how your body works when you smell and taste,” describes Nuffer. “We’ll explore the importance of words, something that’s often overlooked during tastings...and pretty much all wine lists ever.”
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