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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bianca Bosker Narrator: Bianca Bosker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781524755348
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOKS OF 2017

Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Fortune, Smithsonian, Bustle, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Booklist, and more

“Thrilling . . . [told] with gonzo élan . . . 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 meets Somm.” —theSkimm

“As informative as it is, well, intoxicating.” —Fortune Download and start listening now!

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  • “Thrilling…[told] with gonzo élan…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.”

    New York Times

  • “As informative as it is, well, intoxicating.”

    Fortune magazine

  • “Think: Eat, Pray, Love meets Somm.”

    theSkimm

  • “Bianca Bosker is an enthusiast. Her passion for wine expertise makes this fun and fact-filled audiobook an extraordinary listening experience. She narrates her text with joy, and her pursuit of the special knowledge and wisdom possessed by sommeliers comes through in every syllable of her journey…Bosker is an excellent companion as she takes the listener through the sensory and intellectual overload of the world of wines. She narrates her audiobook with verve and self-deprecating humor.”

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  • Fortune Magazine Pick of 4 Books to Read This Spring
  • Harper’s Bazaar Pick for March 2017
  • Bustle Pick in Nonfiction for March 2017
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About the Author

Bianca Bosker is an award-winning journalist who has written about food, wine, architecture, and technology for the New Yorker online, Atlantic, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Food & Wine, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, and New Republic. The former executive tech editor of the Huffington Post, she is the author of the critically acclaimed book Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China, among others.