Last year, I was lucky enough to hang out for a few days with the amazing Richard Betts, during his CreativeLive wine course. Richard is a Master Sommelier and all around wine and spirit guru who published the very fun book, The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert, which as it sounds, is a scratch & sniff book for adults to discover what kind of wine they like.
Somehow, between making fabulous wines and mezcal, Richard (and his collaborators has found time to write a new Scratch & Sniff book, this time about my favorite topic, whiskey!
My favorite thing about Richard’s writing is how very simple he makes finding the wine (and now whiskey) that YOU like, instead of talking about what he prefers best or what the “experts” have deemed the most fabulous. Drinking, like most things in life, is subjective, and Richard has developed a system to explain what is out there and guide you toward your preferred booze.
The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All will be released on October 6, but you can pre-order your copy via Amazon(or your favorite local bookseller) today.
(image c/o Richard Betts’ Twitter stream)