The scratch and sniff wine book by Richard Betts





Master sommelier Richard Betts has released a “scratch and sniff” educational wine book that endeavours to make wine and its plethora of varied aromas easier to understand for novices.

The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert is being pitched as a "kids’ book for adults (you) and it makes you a lot smarter..." and it has been five years in the making. The innovative book features quirky illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton and 16 distinctive scents found in red and white wine that aims to help readers choose wines more akin to their palates.

Included in the book is a fold out aroma wheel which breaks down wines by grape, region and style in order to help the reader with their discovery.

Betts’ innovative yet light-hearted book succinctly (it is reportedly just 20 pages long) broaches the subjects of terroir and oak ageing as well as addressing a host of different and occasionally unusual smells associated with wine.
 
 
'The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert' is available on Amazon now.
 
 
 
 
 

Written by: Ben Moss

Ben Moss 

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