Betts & Scholl
Betts & Scholl is a cooperative effort between Richard Betts, Master Sommelier & winemaker and Dennis Scholl, contemporary art collector and joyous wine drinker, who typically finds himself either in Aspen or Miami Beach. Together, they created special relationships with star growers and winemakers from around the world to share in the Betts & Scholl vision.
This partnership is totally dedicated to making great wine as Richard & Dennis see it, which is, ultimately, wine that they like to drink. No trophies, no wine for competition, just wine for the table – wine made to be enjoyed in the spirit of those wines that got Richard hooked on the whole deal in the first place. This is to say wine you can drink everyday – a grocery, if you will – something that is on the table at lunch, at dinner, in harmony with food, an essential part of the meal. This notion is fundamental to great living all over Europe, and it’s one that Betts & Scholl aims to bring back and live every day.
So Betts & Scholl chose to make the good stuff! Richard & Dennis’ shared aesthetic spoke for elegant, complex, balanced wines of great perfume and finesse with the power to seduce. The object of the B&S fancy is neither the obvious nor the forceful. Instead it is those wines that transport: They taste only of the place from where they’ve come. Come take the trip.
Richard has taken his idea of wine as a grocery, not a luxury one step further with this new off–shoot of Betts & Scholl. The label says “I will not drink bad wine.” (inspired by a particularly bad hangover in Miami), and with that in mind he decided to take the best of California and bottle it for you. For cheap. Or relatively so, as the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from some of the best producers in Napa (imagine you’re drinking a $100 bottle of wine – yeah, you are), but we sell it for around $20.00. The Chardonnay comes from some of the finest, foggiest, coolest vineyards in Monterey County, and sees zero oak, so it’s a crisp, fresh party in your mouth.
They’re perfect for your table, every day. Cheers!