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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."



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Bianca Bosker

Bianca Bosker is an award-winning journalist and the author of Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste.

She's the former executive tech editor of the Huffington Post, where she explored technology's influence on culture through subjects such as teen Vine stars, people who date video games, and the creators of Siri. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, T (the New York Times style magazine) , Food & Wine, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, and The New Republic, as well as The New Yorker online. She is the author of the acclaimed academic book Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China. She lives in New York City.



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