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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-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 their fanatical dedication and 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.

Named one of the Best Books of Early 2017 by Brightly

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