Winemaker/Author Richard Betts
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After an academic journey that included a BS, an MS and nearly a JD, Richard finally found his way to his real love; Wine. While traveling in Italy, he fell in love with the country’s dining tradition and came to regard wine “as a grocery and not a luxury.” He served as the wine director at The Little Nell in Aspen from 2000 to 2008. In the spring of 2003, Richard passed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Masters Exam on the first attempt, the ninth person ever to do so. He co-founded his own wine labels Betts & Scholl in 2003 and Scarpetta in 2006 as well as Sombra Mezcal in 2006.
Today, Richard spends all of his time guiding Sombra and his newest wine projects “My Essential” and “Sucette”.
Richard is also the New York Times best-selling author of “The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert” and “The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All”.
Join Richard at the Grenache Tasting. Find out what this varietal is all about.
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 11:00 AM- 12:30 pm, Matsuhisa Restaurant, Vail Village