It’s “the Kitchen Confidential of wine,” said Madeline Puckette. “A brilliant feat of screwball participatory journalism,” wrote Jay McInerney. “I love this book,” said Mary Roach.

Reading it 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 bottles,” said Lauren Collins. Cork Dork, Bianca Bosker’s memoir of hunting down the true inside story of wine, is an oenophile’s delight.

Enjoy a glass of wine while Bianca talks with bestselling author Maria Konnikova about her wild journey into the wine industry and how she learned that tasting better can help us all live better.

There will be a book signing following this event.

This event is part of our Kitchen Arts & Letters series. In partnership with the esteemed culinary bookstore, we present talks, demos and tastings with leading cookbook authors, chefs, food historians and farmers. See the complete line-up here.

Brief Bios

The former executive tech editor of The Huffington Post, Bianca Bosker has written about food, wine, architecture and technology for The New Yorker online, The Atlantic, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and The New Republic.

Maria Konnikova is The New York Times bestselling author of The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and a contributing editor for The New Republic. Her first book, Mastermind, has been translated into over twenty languages and was nominated for the Agatha Award and the Anthony Award for Best Non-fiction and was a Goodreads People’s Choice Semifinalist for 2013. The Confidence Game was optioned for film and television by Universal, and Maria is currently working as a consultant for an unrelated documentary series on con artists. Maria's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, California Sunday, Pacific Standard, The Paris Review, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, The Boston Globe, The Observer, Scientific American MIND, WIRED and Scientific American, among numerous other publications. Maria is a recipient of the 2015 Harvard Medical School Media Fellowship, and is a Schachter Writing Fellow at Columbia University’s Motivation Science Center. She is the host of a new longform storytelling podcast, The Grift, which launched from Slate Magazine's Panoply network on March 15, 2017. She also hosts the weekly Is that BS? segment for Slate's The Gist podcast. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University.

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