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Wine Phenom Brings her Quest to Houston

Giving it all up for Life as a Cork Dork

BY // 04.25.17

Bianca Bosker knows a thing or two about wine. In fact, you might even call it an obsession. A few years ago, a waiter offhandedly told her he was entering the World’s Best Sommelier Competition. Her interest was piqued — Bosker, previously a mere wine drinker, quickly became a vino fanatic. She quit her job as an editor at the Huffington Post and devoted herself to the world of oenology, becoming a Certified Sommelier in an astonishing 10 months.

She chronicled her journey in her new non-fiction book Cork Dork (Penguin), out now. Author Susan Orlean says the book is “a marvelous journey through the mad, manic, seductive subculture of wine and wine lovers.” Vogue is fan-girling over Bosker, too. The vaunted magazine describes her as “a 30-year-old possessed of swanlike poise” and praises her devotion to her quest (Bosker gave up perfume, salt, spicy food, and hot liquids, including coffee, to enhance her taste buds, considering it essential for a proper wine education).

Now, Houston “cork dorks” have an opportunity to geek out with Bosker. The author visits Brazos Bookstore in Houston for a personal appearance and book signing of Cork Dork, which debuted at the number 5 spot on The New York Times bestseller list.

What: Bianca Bosker Author Appearance and Book Signing

When: Wednesday, April 26, 7 pm

Where: Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street

Contact: brazosbookstore.com/event/bianca-bosker-cork-dork

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