Impact 100 Garden State to host virtual event that will change the way you taste wine

Pour a glass of your favorite wine and learn how to use all your senses to detect the stories it can tell.

“How to Truly Taste Wine,” a virtual event featuring Bianca Bosker, author of the New York Times bestseller Cork Dork, will be held on Tuesday, December 8, from 7 to 8 p.m.

The event is hosted by Impact 100 Garden State for members and all women interested in connecting with us. Sign up by emailing

An award-winning journalist, Bosker traded her job as technology editor for a job as a “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 into underground blind tasting groups, Michelin-starred restaurants, high-stakes competitions and neuroscientists’ labs as she trained to become a sommelier. She’ll explore how we can hone our palates, savor wine with all our senses, and move beyond “mindfulness” to “sensefulness.”

Impact 100 Garden State, an all-women organization for collective giving in five northern New Jersey counties, has provided more than $2 million in grants since 2013 to area nonprofits. Prospective members can learn more about the organization at virtual Meet & Mingle events on December 4 and December 9. Write to

Impact 100 Garden State programs and events are made possible by the generosity of sponsors Crum & Forster, BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Wendy Aresty.

The Community Foundation of New Jersey is pleased to host four Impact 100 groups – Impact 100 Garden StateImpact100 EssexImpact 100 Jersey Coast, and Impact 100 South Jersey – which have brought together a combined 1,100 New Jersey women to make more than $3.5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations to date. These Impact 100 groups share our “multiplier effect” philosophy as evidenced by the volume and, indeed, impact of their giving. To discuss the ways in which the Community Foundation of New Jersey can host these types of philanthropic initiatives, contact us at 973-267-5533.