Jan 8, 2014 9:05 AM
Ready to leave behind the comfort of your white Zin bottle and step into the wide world of wines? Let master sommelier Richard Betts help you navigate new territory with his humorous (and scented!) book, The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That ($17). Reading it probably won't make you say pretentious wine things like, "I don't care for the floral nose on that Chablis," but it will give you a far greater appreciation for a damn good bottle of wine, or at the very least, it'll give you an excuse to drink under the guise of learning something new.