LIVE ON ZOOM ~ AS MUCH FUN AS YOU CAN HAVE WINE TASTING!

Build your palate, reinforce and expand what you know, or learn it for the first time!

 Join us LIVE on Zoom with a 12-wine tasting flight kit (1.5-2-oz pours of each wine; about 1-bottle per person in total!) We taste three wines at-a-time, blind! We tell you what each of the wines are and what they smell/taste like, but we don’t tell you which one is which! Deductive tasting is a fantastic way to learn about wine--you'll have a blast guessing the right answers! Trivia questions and other interactive elements keep the good times rolling while you develop tasting skills and learn wine terminology. You'll leave this class with the confidence to identify wines out there in the wild! Action-packed and delicious, this class is fun for everyone! 😊🍷

Aroma Training
✨ - learn how to smell wine!
Tasting Vocabulary 🤓 - taste with conviction!
Old World Detection 🔍 - stone, earth, etched acidity, learn the "fingerprints!"
New World Characteristics 🔍 - fruit forward, use of wood, acid, underripe!
Learn How To Detect 🔍 - alcohol, oak, fruit/varietal, place, vintage, variation!

Demystify the wine tasting experience and build your palate! 

we deliver your wines to Los Angeles and Beyond!we deliver your wines to Los Angeles and Beyond!

SAMPLE WINE LIST

12 QUALITY WINES (EVERY CLASS IS DIFFERENT)! 

Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2018

Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2018

Vincent Vatan Pouilly-Fume Sélection Silex, Loire, France 2017

Vincent Vatan Pouilly-Fume Sélection Silex, Loire, France 2017

Weingut Friedrich Becker B Spatburgunder Trocken, Pfalz, Germany 2012

Pighin Sauvignon Blanc Friuli Grave, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 2019

Weingut Friedrich Becker B Spatburgunder Trocken, Pfalz, Germany 2012

Pighin Sauvignon Blanc Friuli Grave, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 2019

Elouan Pinot Noir, Oregon, USA 2018

Elouan Pinot Noir, Oregon, USA 2018

Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Rouge Les Grands Chaillots, Burgundy 2015

Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Rouge Les Grands Chaillots, Burgundy 2015

Diamantakos Xinomavro, Naousa, Greece 2017

Diamantakos Xinomavro, Naousa, Greece 2017

Bodegas Vetus 'Vetus', Toro, Spain 2017

Bodegas Vetus 'Vetus', Toro, Spain 2017

Cellars 33 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018

Cellars 33 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block, Franschhoek Valley, South Africa 2015

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block, Franschhoek Valley, South Africa 2015

Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina 2016

Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina 2016

Château DuBourg, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France, 2015

Château DuBourg, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France, 2015

Tuition - Which Experience Fits You Best?

Class Duration is 3pm-5pm (PST)

Tuition - One Student - Purchase Wines Yourself Locally - $40

This class takes place online via Zoom. This ticket permits one (1) viewer on the Zoom license and a list of the seven wines we intend to taste; you agree to purchase the wines at your discretion. You can purchase slightly different vintages but we ask that the quality level be high so that you can experience the same level of information. Class is $40 per person, limit one person per sign up. Couples will need to purchase two tickets.

Tuition - One Student Inside CA (Shipping Included) - $95 

This class takes place online via Zoom. This ticket permits one (1) viewer on the Zoom license. This ticket provides one (1) tasting kit of (12 wines x 1.5-2.0 ounce pours) and materials. These wines are packaged 24-36 hours before the class. This ticket includes shipping of your tasting kit to any address in California.

Tuition - Two Students Inside CA (Shipping Included) - $175

This class takes place online via Zoom. This ticket permits two (2) viewers on the Zoom license. This ticket provides two (2) tasting kits of (12 wines x 1.5-2.0 ounce pours) and materials. These wines are packaged 24-36 hours before the class. This ticket includes shipping of your tasting kits to any (one) address in California.

Tuition - One Student Outside CA (Shipping Included) - $185

This class takes place online via Zoom. This ticket permits one (1) viewer on the Zoom license. This ticket provides one (1) tasting kit of (12 wines x 1.5-2.0 ounce pours) and materials. These wines are packaged 24-36 hours before the class. This ticket includes shipping of your tasting kit to any (one) address OUTSIDE of the state of California.

Tuition - Two Students Outside CA (Shipping Included) - $275

This class takes place online via Zoom. This ticket permits two (2) viewers on the Zoom license. This ticket provides two (2) tasting kits of (12 wines x 1.5-2.0 ounce pours) and materials. These wines are packaged 24-36 hours before the class. This ticket includes shipping of your tasting kits to any (one) address OUTSIDE of the state of California.

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 info@learnaboutwine.com to hire Ian for your corporate event or private function.

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