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Cork Dork

Cork Dork

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • English language
  • Publication date: 03/2017
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Dimensions: 13 x 20 cm
  • Weight: 255g
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9780143128090

Presentation :

A 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 the taste. Amazed by their fervor and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, she set out to discover what motivated their obsession and whether she, too, could become a "cork."

With boundless curiosity, humor, and a healthy dose of skepticism, Bianca Bosker takes the reader inside clandestine tasting groups, exclusive New York restaurants, mass-market California wine factories, and even into the machine fMRI of a neuroscientist to try to answer the most nagging question of all: what is the point of wine? What she learns will forever change the way you drink wine and, perhaps, the way you live.

The Author:

Bianca Bosker is an award-winning journalist who has written about food, wine, architecture and technology for The New Yorker online, The Atlantic, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and The New Republic. Former technical editor of the Huffington Post, she is the author of the book Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China (University of Hawaii Press, 2013). She lives in New York.

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