Sunday, June 6, 2010


Meet Kathryn Borel, bon vivant and undutiful daughter. Now meet her father, Philippe, former chef, eccentric genius, and wine aficionado extraordinaire. Kathryn is like her father in every way but one: she's totally ignorant when it comes to wine. And although Philippe has devoted untold parenting hours to delivering impassioned oenological orations, she has managed to remain unenlightened. But after an accident and a death, Kathryn realizes that by shutting herself off to her father's greatest passion, she will never really know him. Accordingly, she proposes a drunken father-daughter road trip. Corked is the uncensored account of their tour through the great wine regions of France. Uproarious, poignant, painfully introspective, and filled with cunning little details about wine, this is a book for any reader who has sought a connection with a complex family member or wanted to overcome the paralyzing terror of being faced with a restaurant wine list.

If you're looking for a book about wine, this is not it. This book is about the author an her father reconnecting. The author is getting over a break-up and still hasn't dealt with her feeling with death. She's afraid of suddenly losing loved ones. And I believe that was the main reason for the wine tasting trip. To learn as much as possible from her father, because you never know when she may lose him. There's also wine in there too, but very little.

That being said, I enjoyed the book. I found it very easy to follow and enjoyed the author's style of writing.

Corked by Kathryn Borel (3/5) Non-fiction: Memoir; Published: Grand Central Publishing (2/2010); New Author; Canadian Author; Books 2010 (61);

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I received this one in a win recently and was hoping for some wine knowledge.