is an award-winning journalist and the author
of the New York Times bestseller CORK DORK
, hailed as “thrilling
” and praised as the “KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL
of wine.” Bianca
traded her career as The Huffington Post's
executive tech editor for a job as "cellar rat"--the lowest of the low in the wine world. Inspired by sommeliers who train their senses the way Olympians train their bodies, she plunged inside neuroscientists' labs, underground blind tasting groups, Michelin-starred restaurants, and mass-market wine factories as she trained to become a "somm" and uncover the nature of taste. She has written
for The New Yorker
online, The Atlantic, The New York Times,
and Food & Wine,
among other publications.
Her Instagram alter ego "#Pairdevil
" enjoys the challenging of pairing wines with takeout.