INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' PICK
"Thrilling . . . told] with gonzo lan . . . When the sommelier and blogger Madeline Puckette writes that this book is the Kitchen Confidential
of the wine world, she's not wrong, though Bill Buford's Heat
is probably a shade closer." --Jennifer Senior, The New York Times
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 flavor. Astounded by their fervor and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, she set out to uncover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a "cork dork."
With boundless curiosity, humor, and a healthy dose of skepticism, Bosker takes the reader inside underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, California mass-market wine factories, and even a neuroscientist's fMRI machine as she attempts to answer the most nagging question of all: what's the big deal about wine? What she learns will change the way you drink wine--and, perhaps, the way you live--forever.
"Think: Eat, Pray, Love
"As informative as it is, well, intoxicating." --FortuneBinding Type:
7.90h x 5.20w x 0.90dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly
01/15/2017 pg. 42Booklist
02/15/2017 pg. 12Shelf Awareness