Wednesday December 21st at 7 pm A virtual and interactive presentation between you and the experts!
November 22 – France is known for producing certified ‘classics’. STARS of FRANCE focuses on the classics and producers who make a number of great reference wines. LearnAboutWine hosts multiple tasting sessions to keep your wine knife info alive, and in the effort, we’re bringing together French wine stars for a virtual tasting on December 21st. This 75-minute wine tasting session will feature wines from an impressive selection of terroirs. Discover the inside knowledge of the best in the business and sample six delicious classic wines! Attendees will receive their choice of (a) the Flight Tasting Pack (2.0 ounces) or (b) a selection of bottles delivered right to your door. Quickwit tickets are now on sale – limited to 40 guests. Prices go up as the date of the event approaches! Visit STARSOOFWINE.COM for tickets and information.
The wine list:
- Alphonse Millau, La Moussière Sancerre Blanc, Loire Valley, France, 2020 ($36)
- Bouchard Père & Fils, Beaune Du Château Rouge, Premier Cru, Burgundy, France, 2018 ($60)
- Pierre Gaillard Saint Joseph “Clos De Cuminaille” Rhone, France, 2017 ($40)
- Claude de Niles ‘Cuvee Violette’ Anjou, Loire, France, 2018 ($65)
- “Pauillac” by Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 2016 ($55)
- Chateau Rieussec, Les Carmes De Rieussec, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France, 2017 ($40)
For a higher (higher?) level of tasting – see Tasting the Best on December 28th
About Ian Todd Blackburn
Wine Educator, Professional Sommelier/Student Wine Host – Ian discovered winemaking at the age of 21 with celebrity chefs like Thomas Keller and Joachim Splichal in the best dining rooms in Los Angeles. The discovery of wine and his endless need for knowledge soon engulfed Ian’s life. His passion eventually led him to reorient his career from catering and hospitality to wineries and education. In 1995 LearnAboutWine.com was born and became the first website dedicated to wine education.
Ian has over 25 years of wine experience, is a published author (Wiley Publications, 2002), has 10 of the best wineries on his Beekeeper Cellars resume, and is considered one of the best wine educators in the world. in the area. Ian’s drive to evolve and the ability to pivot has produced layers of new concepts such as ZoomIntoWine.com (virtual education), MarchanddeVin.com (online family wine shop) and now the resurgence of online dating. person with LearnAboutWine.com. Ian maintains high levels of entertainment and excitement at his events using all the major gathering locations in Los Angeles as potential locations. While making a name for himself in the wine industry, Ian never forgot to give back to the community. In recent years, he has raised more than $650,000 for the TJ Martell Foundation, which donates to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help fund research for pediatric cancer. LearnAboutWine’s combined charitable efforts have raised over $1 million for various causes in Los Angeles and beyond.