Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Cork Dork

Taste. Thanks to Bianca Bosker’s lively writing, I was thoroughly entertained while reading her book titled, Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste. This book could have gone wrong at any turn. It might have been so geeked up with wine terminology that it would appeal only to wine snobs. Bosker avoids that trap but still takes wine outsiders behind the curtain. She could have made the book so much about herself that hers would be the only lens through which we would understand the life of a sommelier. Instead, she uses her experience as the bait to lead us into the passion and obsession of a large cast of interesting characters. Whether you know a lot about wine, a little, or nothing at all, you will learn something about taste from reading this interesting book. And as you already know, there’s no accounting for taste. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Cork Dork from

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