Wine Camp

LA’s #1 Intro to Wine Class is now available nationwide… endorsed by The Los Angeles Times, CBS News, and 100,000+ students!

Whether you’re new to wine, or you’re someone who wants to take your wine knowledge to the next level; Wine Camp is the perfect introductory class. We’ll give you the confidence and foundation you need to explore the world of wine and grow.

Advanced Wine

A second-tier program … for those well-travelled, you can either start here or visit our Wine Camp - Introduction to Wine™. This program deep dives into the classics and provide talking points and perspective that you can build your wine knowledge around. Establish a full suite of talking points about the greatest wine regions in the world of wine, expand your ability to discuss the marques and the jewels.

Learn About Wine School

"Sommelier" is a job title - to get there, one needs detailed product knowledge and a credentialed resume.

Over 1500 Graduates have successful completed this multi-week wine program course. Ideal for those focusing on beginning or advancing a wine career or eager to become a wine-savvy and credentialed consumer. Each week we work to grow your understanding and build towards world wine competency, achieved through tasting, course work, and a proprietary credential exam.

Palate Builder

“As much fun as you can have wine tasting” – one of our guests gave us this quote years ago and it stuck! Join us for a 2-hour tasting experience or hire us to provide this program for your staff, clients or family.

Understand more, gain knowledge and build your palate! of course we have fun along the way in this part-wine tasting, part-game show experience … no experience necessary but those that answer the most questions accumulate the most points and win.

Wine Cheese and Chocolate

Not all classes need to feel like a class… this is a A special program that bringing together three divine creations: Wine, Cheese and Chocolate! Explore the sensual contrasts and delights that each element brings as we learn about the production process to better understand the product – you will taste them differently going forward. Every class has a different set of seasonal artisan cheeses ✧ Unique wines in every program (no wine list is ever the same twice) ✧ Amazing chocolate from the best producers in the world!


Do you have passion for the wine industry? Do you like your current job? Are you defined by your career? Do you enjoy where your future lies? Do you want to find out what opportunities exist in wine? Treat yourself to an informative discussion about the wine industry and the vast opportunities that could be open to you!

Learn from our resident 20-year industry expert and Master of Wine Student, Ian Blackburn, about the past - present - and future of this dynamic industry. This class is perfect for someone who is trying to break into the industry, as well as for those who are looking to expand their insight in the wine drinking world.



Ian graduated from California Polytechnic University in Hospitality Management in 1991 (Distinguished Alumni 2008) and is a live-long crusader for wine and improving the wine lifestyle. In 1995, Ian pioneered the internet's first website dedicated to wine education and in 2020, he re-launches to allow nationwide access to his passionate wine classes, tasting events and virtual tastings via Zoom. Ian’s career has shifted from floor service, to distributor representative, to state manager for an international wine portfolio, to author, to internet wine pioneer and now Ian is a leader in Zoom-based wine classes and events. In 2009, Ian launched his own wine brand with Clay Mauritson dedicated to the world's best Zinfandel; Beekeeper Cellars continues to amass top scores (95-97 points) critical acclaim and professional praise. Ian has dedicated his life to fine wine and holds a number of credentials from the Society of Wine Educators, and continues his study with the Masters of Wine in London. Ian’s first book was published in 2002 and he expects to publish a new book in 2021.

Since 2001, Ian has served as an official Educational Ambassador for the Regions of Champagne, France and The Napa Valley. Celebrating 25+ years in Wine Education, this new age of on line education played right into Ian’s creative hands - contact to hire Ian for your corporate event or private function.