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Richard Betts

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Chuck Furuya Uncorked

Welcome to the Richard Betts universe--a highly innovative, very imaginative realm--from his wildly successful "Scratch & Sniff" wine books to his standout, old vine, otherwordly Australian Grenache to his latest project--luxury, Greek Amphora aged Tequila Komos.

1hr 22mins

8 Sep 2021

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Episode 29 - To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, That is the Ethical Question with Dr. Richard Betts

Exposing Mold

Episode 29 - To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, That is the Ethical Question with Dr. Richard BettsDr. Richard Betts is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a Medical Acupuncture Diplomate. He’s a Functional Medicine doctor and has been trained as a Chiropractic Internist both of which require him to stay on top of new research. He has an ongoing radio show “Healthy Living” that has run for 8 years. Since the beginning of the pandemic and the roll out of the vaccines, he has been diligently researching the vaccines finding out the ramifications of receiving the vaccine, why the public has not been given true information per informed consent, and how will the vaccines affect the human body in the future. Being a past Mayor he was able to visit DC with Senators and Representatives. This gave him an eye-opening experience of the governments good, bad and ugly. He was not surprised that the US government created the current situation that businesses and citizens must now endure. It is his quest to continue to learn more about the current pandemic, vaccines, and share the information freely.In this episode, listeners learn more about the Covid-19 vaccine ingredients, the politics behind the current media propaganda,  the role autoimmunity plays in mRNA vaccinations, and ways you can make change in your local government setting.  Transcript: https://bit.ly/3ogyznwClick here to obtain this show's resources page: https://bit.ly/3uiIxbL Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube Voice your opinion to U.S. Federal Government - https://www.regulations.gov/ Find us on Linktree, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,  TikTok and YoutubeNeed help navigating your mold injury without breaking the bank? Join our low cost education group: patreon.com/exposingmoldSponsors: Michael Rubino, The Mold Medic and  All American Restoration,  the first and only mold remediation company in the country specializing in remediating mold for people with underlying health conditions or mold sensitivities. They've quickly become the most recommended remediation company  from doctors and mold inspectors nationwide. Pick up your copy of Michael Rubino’s book, “The Mold Medic: An Expert's Guide on Mold Remediation, " here: https://amzn.to/3t7wtaUSupport the show

1hr 45mins

16 Aug 2021

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The Corporate Duty of Responsibility with Richard Betts

Lemon Slices

Corporations big and small talk a lot about CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility - but what does it really entail? What are the principles and rules that guide businesses on the road to a better future? And how are these principles truly being applied? Join us in a honest conversation with the experienced and knowledgeable Richard Betts, Director of Sustainability Services at KPMG, as we cut through the buzzwords and the jargon around Corporate Social Responsibility and get right down to the bare truth; how are companies applying sustainability principles? What issues are being targeted? How is it affecting their business? We look to answer all of these questions and more, gaining deeper knowledge from an insider perspective on the sustainability and social responsibility efforts undertaken in both large and small corporate environments.  Richard Betts is Director of Sustainability Services at KPMG and a recognized international expert in sustainability. Richard has led a wide range of sustainability engagements in around 25 countries across Europe, Middle East and Central Asia. Areas of expertise within sustainability include the following: Climate Change, Sustainable Financing, Sustainability Strategy and  Implementation, Sustainability Performance Improvement, Circular  Economy, Non-financial Reporting, Sustainability Assurance, IIRC  Integrated Reporting, ESG Risk, TCFD, Natural Capital, SROI, Total  Valuation, Environmental Due Diligence. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. They have 207,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 153 countries and territories. With a worldwide presence, KPMG continues to build on their successes thanks to clear vision, defined values and, above all, their people. 


23 Jun 2021

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Ep 39: Art and Work with Richard Betts

Operation Opera

New Zealand based journalist and music critic Richard Betts on art, work, and the journey of young singers in New Zealand. 

1hr 8mins

3 May 2021

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Richard Betts

How to Do Drugs

This week Alia chats with author and wine and tequila maker Richard Betts. He talks about the difference between living in the Netherlands and the United States, his new book "The Scratch and Sniff Guide to Cannabis," which proceeds go to criminal justice reform, his new margarita in a can "Superbird," as well as his high-end tequila all coming out this month!  PS: Superbird is delicious and has only 5 flippin' ingredients!  Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/how-to-do-drugs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


22 Apr 2021

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In Conversation With - Richard Betts, Sustainability Director, KPMG Turkey

Guernsey Green Finance Podcast

To listen to more of our podcasts, check them out here: https://www.weareguernsey.com/on-demand/podcastFollow Richard on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-betts-6b070b19/Follow KPMG on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kpmg/Follow KPMG on Twitter: @KPMGFollow Guernsey Green Finance on Twitter: @gsygreenfinanceFollow WE ARE GUERNSEY on Twitter: @WEAREGUERNSEYFollow WE ARE GUERNSEY on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/weareguernsey/?viewAsMember=true


18 Nov 2020

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Mark Quigley, Beaufort Capital, talks to Richard Betts, Real Asset Media

Real Asset Media Thought Leaders


7 Oct 2020

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Richard Betts of CKBG on Tequila and the Specialty Cocktail Markets (EP.101)

Panic with Friends - Howard Lindzon

Richard Betts is a great entrepreneur focused on one-of-a kind Spirits and joins me on Panic with friends to talk about his new company CKBG (Casa Komos Beverage Group) which just launched the Tequilla Brand ‘Komos’ and Superbird, a canned Paloma cocktail.Guest - Richard Betts, Founder and CEO at CKBG Casa Komos Beverage Grouphowardlindzon.com, CKBG.com, sprbrd.com, Komos.com Twitter: @howardlindzon, @yobetts, @knutjensen Instagram: yobetts #fintech #invest #investment #venturecapital #stockmarket #finance


21 Sep 2020

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Episode 1 - Richard Betts

The Fine Line Podcast: Balancing Hedonism & Health

Richard Betts is a winemaker, entrepreneur, author, and former Master Sommelier. Richard is one of a handful of people to ever pass the Master Sommelier exam on his first attempt. He also has created many wine and alcohol brands we know and love -  including Betts & Scholl, Scarpetta, My Essential Red and Rose, Sucette Grenache and Sombra Mezcal. He is the New York Times best-selling author of “The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert”,  “The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All” and “The Ultimate Scratch & Sniff Guide To Loving Cannabis” (soon to be released). Today we talk about Richard’s almost super-human ability to balance extreme fun with intense fitness, and how his practices have evolved as he has gotten older and wiser. We also talk about how he maintains a balanced diet and his sanity during his travels and downtime, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed his outlook on his once very rigorous travel schedule. Lastly, we discuss the rise of the sommelier and how the Black Lives Matter movement led to his decision to renounce his Master Sommelier pin and title. Show Notes: - The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert - The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All - An Approach to Relaxation - Tequila Komos - Superbird  - Casa Komos Beverage Group (CKBG) Sponsored Promotions: -15% off at Boulder Wine Merchant (303) 443-6761 with code FINELINE15--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/finelinepodcast/support

1hr 1min

14 Sep 2020

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Ep 333: Richard Betts, Former Master Somm, Shows What Moral Fortitude REALLY Looks Like

Wine for Normal People

After studying geology and gaining a BS, an MS and nearly a JD, Richard Betts discovered a love of wine. He served as the wine director at The Little Nell in Aspen from 2000 to 2008, and while there, in all his spare time, in 2003, Richard was the 9th person to ever pass the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Masters Exam on the first attempt. Richard co-founded the wine labels Betts & Scholl in 2003 and Scarpetta in 2006 and founded Sombra Mezcal in 2006. Today, Richard runs Komos Tequila and Superbird Paloma (in a beautiful can), My Essential Wines, and the wine from Barossa in South Australia,  “An Approach To Relaxation.” Richard is 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.”  And after nearly two decades as a Master Sommelier, and feeling disillusioned by the lack of evolution in the organization, Richard has altered the wine world forever, by being the first person to resign as a Master Sommelier. He is here to tell us about his journey and his decision. Here are the show notes: Richard covers his background and his path towards becoming a Master Sommelier. He takes on a journey of what it was like for him in the early 2000s and how the Court of Master Sommeliers of that time fostered his love of learning and wine We talk about Richard’s growing concerns about the Court of Master Sommeliers over time and then we delve into the two major issues that made him quit the organization: The Cheating Scandal of 2018, in which a Master Sommelier gave away answers to the blind tasting portion of the exam to several people in California, and then the Board revoked all certifications of the credential around the world with no explanation or apology. The apathy of the Board of Directors of the Court of Master Sommeliers to the Black Lives Matter Movement, and their veto of a statement of inclusivity to remain “neutral.” Richard tells us how he quit the organization and the painful and extensive steps he took to try to fix things before he made this drastic step. To editorialize: Richard is a hero in the wine world. He has left an indelible mark that screams “I value integrity over status and exclusivity.” His moral compass, intelligence, and down-to-earth style and, ultimately, its lack of fit with the Court should have us all questioning why we give so much deference to those with the credential, when it is a reductive look at one’s ability to take an exam well, not to be the best wine professional s/he can be. Bravo to Richard. He is a hero and a model for us all. Here is a link to his resignation letter. _____________ Thanks to our sponsors this week: Wine Access  Visit: www.wineaccess.com/normal and for a limited time get $20 off your first order of $50 or more!  Wine Access is a web site that has exclusive wines that overdeliver for the price (of which they have a range). Check out their awesome wine site with fantastic, hard to find wines -- you won't regret it!  Thanks to YOU! The podcast supporters on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/winefornormalpeople And get your copy Wine For Normal People Book today! 

1hr 7mins

7 Jul 2020