Cork Dork: A Wine-Fuelled Journey into the Art of Sommeliers and the Science of Taste

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Cork Dork: A Wine-Fuelled Journey into the Art of Sommeliers and the Science of Taste

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fuelled Journey into the Art of Sommeliers and the Science of Taste

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Read this book, and you’ll never be intimidated by wine – or wine snobs – again,” Puckette wrote in a blurb. She also set her sights on an ambitious goal: passing the Certified Sommelier Exam, the industry standard for becoming a respected sommelier. This relatively small quibble aside, I am surprised at how much I enjoyed this book, and how much it’s made me want to give wine a chance. To compliment our wines we serve a cheese and charcuterie board, which have been carefully curated for your enjoyment. But capturing the life of a sommelier and capturing the beauty and joy of wine are not the same thing.

Add to that the culture of pretentiousness that’s grown around wine since the 1970s–the elaborate rituals, the implausible descriptions of what each wine tastes like (“sweet, soapy juice with decomposing wet log, truffles, compost aroma”)–and you can see why for me approaching a glass of wine is simply too stressful. Sommeliers have very specialized jobs to do, Asimov explained, whether it’s pairing wine and food, speed tasting, or identifying wines blind. The first is Morgan Harris, a sommelier described to Bosker by other sommeliers as Rain Man, so intimidating do they find his encyclopedic knowledge of wine.At a blind tasting, your expected answer goes something like “This is a Merlot-dominant blend from the right bank of Bordeaux from the village of Saint-Emilion in the 2010 vintage of Grand Cru Classe quality.

These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. At the end of this description, the student must declare a logical grape variety, region, quality level, and vintage. Sommeliers are like those little birds that pick food particles off the teeth of crocodiles, the Long-Suffering Wife recently said during a discussion of 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. Throughout the year we will be hosting some fantastic evenings, such as wine tastings, cheese pairings and many more.

And Rivest, like all the other candidates, had precisely 180 seconds to identify exactly what was in the glass. If you have already read this one, let me know in the comments some of your favorite quotes, or if you’ve decided to add it to your must-read list! Her goal was to figure out how much of this revered title was based on true skill versus pretension. We have a very impressive wine list with over 100 wines and most of these are available by the glass.

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