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.
IN ADVANCED WINE 101, WE TASTE A SET OF BENCHMARK WINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
An Alsatian Classic (France)
Pierre Sparr Schoenenbourg, Riesling, France, 2017
A Great White Burgundy (France)
Domaine Pierre Labet Beaune Clos du Dessus des Marconnets Blanc, France, 2013
A Top Scoring Barolo (Italy)
Luciano Sandrone Le Vigne, Barolo DOCG, Italy,2016
A Classified Growth Bordeaux (France)
Haut-Médoc (Grand Cru Classé), Brodeaux, France,, 2012
A Classified Growth Bordeaux (France)
R. López de Heredia, Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia, Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2007
A dessert wine that will change your mind about dessert wines (TBA)
1996 Wiese & Krohn "Colheita" Port, Sarzedinho, Portugal, 1996 (24+ Year Tawny)
WE PROVIDE TAKE HOME MATERIALS
A Reading List: Books You Should Read
A List of Resources Online
A List of Apps We Recommend Using
A Comprehensive List of Wine Stores in Your Area
A List of Top Food and Wine Venues in Your Area
Tuition- Which Experience is Best for You?
Class duration time is 3pm - 5pm (PST)
Tuition for One - $159
This class will take place online via Zoom. This ticket permits one (1) viewer on the Zoom license. This intimate program provides one (1) tasting set of 6 wines (x 1.5-2.0 ounce pours) of some of the greatest wines on earth provided by our licensed partner. These wines are packaged for pick up 24-36 hours before the class.
Tuition for Two - $300
This class will take place online via Zoom. This ticket permits two (2) viewers in the same household on the same Zoom license. This ticket includes two (2) tasting sets of 6 wines (x 1.5-2.0 ounce pours) of some of the greatest wines on earth, provided by our licensed partner. These wines are packaged for pick up 24-36 hours before the class.
Tuition - 6 Bottle Kit - $700-$750
This class will take place online via Zoom. This ticket permits up to six (6) Zoom licenses and six (6) viewers total. This intimate program provides six (6) wines (1 bottle of each selection) of some of the greatest wines on earth, provided by our licensed partner).
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 email@example.com to hire Ian for your corporate event or private function.
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