Cork Dork

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A Kitchen Confidential for the wine industry, this is a sharp and entertaining look inside the secret world of sommeliers.
Professional journalist and amateur drinker Bianca Bosker didn't know much about wine - until she discovered the world of elite sommeliers who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of flavour. Fascinated by their fervour 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, humour and a healthy dose of scepticism, Bosker takes the reader inside underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, 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?

Funny, counterintuitive and compulsively readable, 'Cork Dork' does for drinking what 'Kitchen Confidential' did for dining out, ensuring you'll never reach blindly for the second cheapest bottle on the menu again.

"If Malcolm Gladwell were to write a book about wine, the results wouldn't linger much more pleasurably on the palate than this accessible, adventurous, amusing and informative book by Bianca Bosker" The Times
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Weight 0.303000
Author Bosker, Bianca
Availability IP
Department Food and Drink
Edition Main
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781760632205
Pages 352
Published 27/09/2017
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Section Food and Drink
Size Unfolded 198x129mm
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