by Bianca Bosker
Fascinating nonfiction book about one woman’s journey to becoming a Cork Dork. Bianca Bosker is a journalist who decided to learn the secrets of sommeliers, and she takes her readers along with her on this crazy, obsessed, interesting and insightful experience. From NY to Napa Valley to Virginia Beach to South Korea and beyond, she studies what it takes to be one of the world’s experts on wine.
As a wine lover, I really enjoyed this book. It is funny, chock full of detail, revealing and yes, teaches you a lot about wine. But it’s more about the process of becoming a sommelier than it is a treatise on wine itself. So keep that in mind. Think Cork Dork = Absolute Wine Nerd!
An enjoyable, dense, rollicking ride into the world of wine expertise.