Cork Dork: A Wine-Fuelled Journey into the Art of Sommeliers and the Science of Taste

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Cork Dork: A Wine-Fuelled Journey into the Art of Sommeliers and the Science of Taste

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fuelled Journey into the Art of Sommeliers and the Science of Taste

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She has a WSET Level 2 certification in wine, along with a degree in environmental engineering and an MBA. Cork Dork" is a fascinating and humorous look into the world of wine and the people who are passionate about it. I met Bosker at Terroir Tribeca, the site of a chapter in the book where she gets a job as a sommelier. Despite its failure to demystify wine, it’s impossible to read Cork Dork without learning a whole lot about wine, and wanting to learn much, much more; it is therefore a huge accomplishment. Author learns about the fiercely competitive high-stakes championship competitions of the subculture.

bringing] readers on her year-plus adventure of learning about everything from production to consumption. I do think people who say they care about wine should be able to distinguish between processed and relatively unprocessed wines. Bianca Bosker could have written a really excellent book about all of this, had she not insisted on inserting personal bullshit that makes her come off as a pretentious Basic Bitch who muscles her way into places she shouldn't be. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. This wine has a creamy mouth feel but also packs wonderful acidity with green apple and citrus flavors.Thus begins a year and a half long adventure that takes the reader inside elite tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, a California winery that manipulates the flavor of its bottles with ingredients like Mega Purple, 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? In his column and his book, How to Love Wine: A Memoir and a Manifesto, Asimov devoted his career to making wine more accessible and helping his readers embark on a journey of their own.

Also, I’ve started sniffing all the ingredients I use while cooking and attaching words and/or images to them (cloves: “spicy vanilla”; honey: “cloying but smugly virtuous”; freshly washed coriander: that scene in Princess Mononoke where–spoiler–the forest spirit dies and from its body flowers and new green grass grow). In this smart and sharply observed book, Bianca Bosker takes us on a marvelous journey through the mad, manic, seductive subculture of wine and wine lovers.Some forgo brushing their teeth in the morning, or drinking hot beverages, or using perfume, scented laundry detergent, extra salt. I will happily remain a casual drinker of wine, but I have great respect for sommeliers, and the knowledge and passion that drives them. Until she stumbled on an alternate universe where taste reigned supreme, a world in which people could, after a single sip of wine, identify the grape it was made from, in what year, and where it was produced down to the exact location, within acres. This is one of the most informative books that I have read this year, as well as one of the best written.

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