Bianca Bosker is a hard-hitting tech-focused reporter and editor for publications like The Huffington Post, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. Like many of us, she’d heard of experts who could take a sip of wine and identify not only which grape it was made from, but in in what year and even where it was grown. Then she saw it happen.
For the next year and a half, Bosker was obsessively immersed in a world of people who devote their lives to tasting wine, watching them sip grand vintages in elite restaurants, attending tastings where winemakers attempted to create mass-market crowd-pleasers, and visiting sensory labs that attempt to measure and quantify the entire wine experience. Her quest to see if she had what it takes to become a cork dork was illuminating and unpredictable and she relates it here with charming verve.