Date(s) - December 13, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A second-tier program … for those well travelled, you can either start here or visit our Wine Camp – Introduction to Wine™
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)
- A Great White Burgundy (France)
- A Top Scoring Barolo (Italy)
- A Classified Growth Bordeaux (France)
- A Sensational Spanish Collectible (Spain)
- A dessert wine that will change your mind about dessert wines (TBA)
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 Los Angeles
- Our List of Top Food and Wine Venues in Los Angeles
For the wine you have several options:
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. Also visit any of Ian’s websites at:
and more to come.