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We Like Drinking Podcast

The truth is, most of us don't just drink one type of drink, we enjoy all kinds of adult beverages. The majority of the podcast and blogging world, however, sees the world through their own myopic drinking glasses. It's either all beer, all wine, or all spirits, in other words, they're boringly singular. We Like Drinking recognizes that the drink you crave depends on the situation, environment, mood and a host of other things. This podcast works hard to have fun first and maybe teach you something about your favorite drinks.

May 12, 2017

Thank you for joining us for the We Like Drinking show episode 122. In this episode we’ll be discussing what sommeliers are sick of and we’re cork dorking it up with the CORK DORK author herself, Bianca Bosker! So crack open your beer, uncork that wine, and let’s get drinking.

  • Cheers my podcast drinking friends and welcome to happy hour 122!

Panel Introductions

  • A finalist in the 2013 Wine Blog Awards, a certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador, and the founder of the stay rad wine blog… Jeff “The King of All Wine Media” Solomon …. Jeff is drinking a Laxas 2014 Rias Baixas Albarino
  • He’s a member of the American Homebrewers Association and the head brewer at Angry Goats Brewery, John "The Ruminator" Ruyak. John is being Decadent
  • My name is Jeff Eckles, I’m a certified specialist of wine and your host for these festivities…and tonight I’m drinking
  • Our guest tonight  is an award-winning journalist and the author of the New York Times bestseller CORK DORK who 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 as she trained to become a "somm" and uncover the nature of taste. We are pleased to welcome, Bianca Bosker. Bianca is drinking Gut Oggau Atanasius 2014


  • Dunkelfelder - A grape variety used for red wine, created by Gustav Adolf Froelich.

Ask The Panel

  • "The whole premise of her book is that anyone can become a cork dork. However she is not exactly "anyone." She's clearly a highly motivated woman who went to Princeton and worked as a technology editor at a major newspaper. And as she admits, she had access to unbelievable resources and people who assisted her along her journey. All of this is to say that when I was reading the book, I felt absolutely convinced that becoming a cork dork is not something "anyone" can achieve. What are her thoughts on this?" From Reddit user "CheeseyCurl"

What’s up?

What do you have your eyes on or what do you have coming up.

  • John - Hey Patreons, get out and vote for this month’s wine drinking episode, only a few days left to get your vote in for Rose, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, or Blind Whites.
  • Bianca - Join me on the CORK DORK book tour! If you were thinking,"I want to drink wine/hang out with Bianca/hear about this CORK DORK thing..." come hang out in Chicago (May 11 and May 12), Los Angeles (May 15 and 16), Bay Area (May 17 and May 18), Vermont (May 19-23), and New York (May 24 at the 92nd Street Y).
  • Solomon - Perfecting and narrowing down which salsa to bring to this year’s Salsa Bowl. I’m bringing back the championship, baby!
  • Eckles - Listeners, tis the season for festival drinking. Be sure you are checking your local wine and beer scene for upcoming festivals. They are abundant in most areas, and a lot of fun. If you get yourself out to any be sure to share them with us on your favorite social media. I know I’ve got the Feast of St Arnold coming up in about a month. Do you guys have any you are looking forward to soon?

Last call

Time to clean house and lock the doors

  • This is the time in the show where our beloved listeners go from consumers to action takers. How big an action star you become is totally up to you. What are some of the ways our listeners can climb the action taker ladder, guys?
    • Solomon - For our listeners that want to be like {action star} - Follow us on your favorite social media platform. Facebook or Instagram @ WeLikeDrinking, Twitter @WeLikeDrinking1, the number 1.
    • Ruyak - Hey, if you want to take your action star level up a notch like {action star} you can leave a review and rating on iTunes.
    • Eckles - Finally, for those listeners that want to go full fledged {action star} you can become a Patreon. You can find out more by visiting

And now it’s time for Wait, Who Subscribed

You can also find the show notes for this episode with all the links to the stories or mentions we had at

OK panel, let’s take one last trip around the table and get some final thoughts before we shut off the lights.

  • John
  • Solomon
  • Bianca
  • Eckles

Thanks again for joining us at the We Like Drinking Podcast….where you’ll never drink alone.