“The Kitchen Confidential of wine

- Madeline Puckette, Wine Folly

“Reading Bianca Bosker is like sitting down with a brilliant, curious friend for an after-work drink, and suddenly finding it’s midnight and the table is littered with empty bottles. Between her hilarious exploits and thoughtful meditations on wine and life, you’ll want to stay for just one more.” - Lauren Collins, author of When In French

"[D]elightfully written and keenly observed[.]" - Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators


Instant New York Times Bestseller

One of the New York Times Critics' Top Books of 2017

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

"A marvelous journey through the mad, manic, seductive subculture of wine and wine lovers."  
Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief

Cork Dork is a brilliant feat of screwball participatory journalism and Bianca Bosker is a gonzo nerd prodigy. In a little more than a year she mastered an arcane field of knowledge and she’s written a hilarious, thoughtful and erudite book that may be the ultimate answer to the perennial question of whether or not wine connoisseurship is a scam.”  –Jay McInerney, author of The Juice

“Thrilling...[told] with gonzo élan…[When] 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

“I loved this book. It’s not just about wine. It’s about learning how to listen to your senses, to more deeply experience and appreciate the world around you, and everyone could use another glass of that.” –Mary Roach, author of Gulp
“Speaking as someone who barely knows a good Bordeaux from a bottle of Boone's Farm, I was charmed and entertained by this book. Everywhere she goes—whether it's into a busy kitchen or a vineyard, or into her own head—Bianca Bosker takes us with her.” –John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Pulphead 

“Utterly delightful. In Cork Dork, Bianca Bosker takes us along on a joyful journey of discovery into the ‘soul’ of wine, filled with wit and insight at every step.” 

–Maria Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game 

“If you have wondered about the mysteries of wine, and the airs of people who claim to know something about it, Cork Dork is essential reading. Read it and you will never look at wine in quite the same way again. This is reportage of a high order.”
Roger Cohen, author of The Girl from Human Street

"Settle down with a glass of wine and savor this rollicking and lively tale of Bianca Bosker’s journey from rank amateur to ‘cork dork.’ I gulped down this book with enormous pleasure."

Julia Flynn Siler, author of The House of Mondavi