When love becomes obsession. When life imitates art. Those who can't do, teach.
Bianca Bosker's Cork Dork is not a cliché. Bosker takes readers on a wild ride from her journalism days as she doubled down on her passion for wine as she traverses backroom wine tastings at odd hours of the day, during the work week to breaking down just how expensive it is to become a professional sommelier.
Her tale is so engrossing that I nominated it to Fortune's list for best business books of 2017. From the December issue:
Don’t know anything about wine? Don’t worry. Bosker delivers a delightful and thoroughly reported backgrounder in this droll memoir chronicling her winding path to becoming a sommelier. Good for oenophiles, novices, and wine skeptics alike.
Bosker's experience does include some obsessive points (you'll never want to brush your teeth or eat the same way before drinking wine again). But it is nonetheless fascinating (and inspiring) to watch the evolution of a career from researching and writing about what you love and taking that to an entirely new level.
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