Richard Betts is one of fewer than two hundred master sommeliers in the world, but he’s no wine snob and he hates wine-speak. In the first book of its kind, he helps readers scratch and sniff their way to expertise by introducing the basic components of wine—the fruits, the wood, the earth—enabling anyone to discover the difference between a Syrah and a Sangiovese and get the glass they love every time. Humorously illustrated, with 16 scents, this irresistible gift puts the fun back in wine fundamentals. “So, we wrote a book, and not just any book — it’s The ESSENTIAL Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert. Yes, it really is scratch and sniff and it is perhaps, well, certainly, the most fun book ever written about wine. Think of it as a kids’ book for adults (you) and it makes you a lot smarter. Twenty short pages later and you’ll know what you like, why you like it and therefore what you should drink! It was dreamt up with my pal Chris and created with the two most awesome collaborators, Crystal English Sacca and Wendy MacNaughton”. The book is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For more information follow the links below.