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The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That Board book – Oct 15 2013

3.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Board book: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Mus Brdbk/ edition (Oct. 15 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0544005031
  • ISBN-13: 978-0544005037
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 658 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Smart, fun, enlightening, and refreshingly free of snobbery ."
- Real Simple

"The master sommelier Richard Betts's clever new scratch-and-sniff book is likely to broaden the novice's appreciation of wine , explaining how aromas relate to different varietals… . A useful chart that ties bouquets to wines is tucked inside ."
-Florence Fabricant for The New York Times

" Fiendishly clever ."
- Food & Wine "

About the Author

RICHARD BETTS is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert . He has been featured in the New York Times , Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Outside, GQ, and Details and speaks frequently on wine throughout the country. He is also the founder of two wine companies, Betts & Scholl and Scarpetta, which have won top praise from leading wine publications. He is also the founder and president of Sombra Mezcal and Tequila Astral, and his newest wine ventures include Saint Glinglin Bordeaux, My Essential Red, My Essential White, and My Essential Rose.

WENDY MacNAUGHTON's work has appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal .

CRYSTAL ENGLISH SACCA is an award-winning advertising art director.


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Purchased this after learning about it's existence on TV, as a funny gift for my Mom (who is a bit of a wineaholic). Book does not have as many scratch-and-sniff areas as I was expecting, but it does seem to have some actually good educational information in it. Overall, pleased with the book.
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My partner and I enjoy wine but make no pretense about being experts. So, I thought this book would be a fun way to increase our knowledge about a product we enjoy drinking.

However, I do not need a book to teach me how every day items like butter, vanilla and bacon smell. I can go to the kitchen for that. I was expecting to get whiffs of wines exhibiting those kinds of characteristics. Not at all. On top of that the scratch and sniff tabs in the book did not work - they all just smelled like paper.

The wine guide chart also provided - charaterizing varietals by aromatic characteristics - is not at all consistent with our experience.
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very few "smells" included - only about half of them smell like anything. A good idea, nicely illustrated, but the scratch and sniff element is poorly done.
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The wine aromas are amazingly captured and the book is a good general. Lovely watercolour sketches add to the ease in understanding the content.
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