WINE, CHEESE & CHOCOLATE 

When three worlds collide...

Now LIVE on Zoom from the comfort of your home!

6 WINES + 3 CHEESES + 3 CHOCOLATES

Join wine expert Ian Blackburn for a special class bringing together three divine creations: wine, cheese and chocolate! Explore the sensual contrasts and delights that each element brings to the experience: the crisp acidity, mouth-filling robustness, or smooth viscosity of great wine; the sharp, subtly sweet, or complexity of fine cheese, and the rich luxuriousness of superior chocolate ranging from creamy-milk to intensely dark. Take this class as many times as you'd like - we change it up every time, because we don't believe you can ever have enough wine, cheese, and chocolate!*

✧ Every class features a different set of seasonal and sensational cheeses!
✧ Every class features a unique set of wines! 
✧ Every class features incredible chocolates from the best producers in the world!

Please inquire with us about any dietary restrictions/allergies/concerns by emailing our retail partner: office@merchantofwine.com. While we make every effort to accommodate dietary restrictions/allergies, we cannot always guarantee it.

We use some of the best producers in the cheese world. Learn more about some of the quality producers we've featured: 



Wine Tasting Kit

*SHIPPING is included in tuition price - we make it easy for you!

 

    we deliver your wines to Los Angeles and Beyond!Bottle Tasting Kit

    EXAMPLE WINE LIST AND PAIRINGS

    The Steen

    Bellwether Farm Bleu
    with
    Leo Steen Wines "The Steen" Chenin Blanc, Jurassic Park Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley, California, 2017

    Château Roumieu, Sauternes, France, 2016

    Manchego & Honey
    with
    Château Roumieu, Sauternes, France, 2016 (1/2 bottle 375ml)

    Bohème, West Pole, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2017

    Milk Chocolate 
    with
    Bohème, West Pole, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2017

    Alessandro & Gian Natale Fantino Barolo

    Spicy Chocolate 
    with
    Alessandro & Gian Natale Fantino Barolo "Chinato" Piedmont, Italy, NV

    Experience Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2017

    Aged Gouda 
    with
    Experience Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2017

    Quinta do Crasto Colheita Port, Portugal, 1997

    Bleu Cheese
    with
    Quinta do Crasto Colheita Port, Portugal, 1997

    Tuition - Which Experience Fits You Best?

    Class duration time is 3pm-5pm (PST)

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

    This class will take place online via Zoom. This ticket permits one (1) viewer on the Zoom license; one (1) ticket per participant. This ticket provides one (1) tasting kit of six (6) wines (2 oz pours of each wine)and three (3) cheeses and three (3) chocolates. Wines are packaged 24-36 hours before the class and shipped by our licensed retail partner, MerchantofWine.com

    Up to Six Students Bottle Kit - Inside CA (Shipping Included*) - $600

    This class will take place online via Zoom. This ticket permits up to six (6) viewers on the Zoom license. This ticket provides six (6) wines (750ml full bottles each) and six(6) kits  consisting of (3) cheeses and three (3) chocolates in each. Wines are packaged 24-36 hours before the class and shipped by our licensed retail partner, MerchantofWine.com

    One Tuition - Outside CA (Shipping Included*) - $195

    This class will take place online via Zoom. This ticket permits one (1) viewer on the Zoom license; one (1) ticket per participant. This ticket provides one (1) tasting kit of six (6) wines (2oz pours of each) and three (3) cheeses and three (3) chocolates. Wines are packaged 24-36 hours before the class and shipped by our licensed retail partner, MerchantofWine.com

    Up to Six Students Bottle Kit - Outside CA (Shipping Included*) - $700

    This class will take place online via Zoom. This ticket permits up to six (6) viewers on the Zoom license. This ticket provides six (6) wines (750ml full bottles each) and six(6) kits consisting of (3) cheeses and three (3) chocolates in each. Wines are packaged 24-36 hours before the class and shipped by our licensed retail partner, MerchantofWine.com


    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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