NIGHT ONE - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Melville Winery: Syrah, Estate, Sta. Rita Hills, California, 2018
Andrew Murray Vineyards: Mourvedre, Curtis Vineyard, Estate Grown, Santa Ynez Valley, California, 2018
Lasseter Family Winery: Lasseter Chemin De Fer, Justi Creek Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, California, 2017
Tablas Creek: Esprit de Tablas Rouge, Estate, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, California, 2018
Force Majeure Vineyards: Parvata Red Wine Blend Red Mountain AVA, Washington, 2017
LAW Estate: GSM Blend, “Sagacious”, Paso Robles, California, 2017
NIGHT TWO - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26
RD Winery: Grenache, Rossi Ranch, Sonoma Valley, California, 2019
Ledge Vineyards: Bien Nacido Estate, Block 11 Estrella Clone Syrah, 100% Syrah, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County, California, 2018
Nelle Winery: Syrah, Coastview Vineyard, Gabilan Mountains, Monterey County, California, 2018
Skinner Vineyards: Syrah, El Dorado, California, 2018
Denner Vineyards: Dirt Worshipper, Central Coast, California, 2018
Jada Vineyard & Winery: Syrah, Jersey Girl, Paso Robles, California, 2017
NIGHT THREE - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27
Troon Vineyard: Syrah Whole Cluster Fermented, Applegate Valley, Washington, 2018
McKahn Family Cellars: Viognier, Catie's Corner Vineyard, Russian River Valley, California, 2019
Dusty Nabor Wines: Syrah Kimsey Vineyard Ballard Canyon, California, 2018
Bushong Vintage Company: “Power, Corruption & Lies”, Paso Robles, California, 2018
Brecon Estate: Forty-Two Red Rhone Blend, Central Coast, California, 2018
Byron Blatty Wines: Agenda Syrah / Tannat Blend, Los Angeles County, California, 2017
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ABOUT IAN BLACKBURN
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 learnaboutwine.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to hire Ian for your corporate event or private function.
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