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Thank you for joining us for Pinot Noir's greatest gathering!
We hope to see you at our next STARS of Wine event!

SATURDAY, JULY 10TH

SUNDAY, JULY 11TH

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

THURSDAY,  JULY 22

Saturday, July 10th

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Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2018

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Winemaker

Guillaume Large

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Los Carneros, Napa Valley, 2017

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Proprietors/
Winemaker

Marta Rich
& Scott Rich

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Mosaic, Sonoma County, 2016

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Winemaker

Justin Harmon

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Domaine Des Heritiers Pernand Vergelesses Clos De la Croix de Pierre Rouge, Burgundy, 2018

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Winemaker

Frederic Barnier

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Rancho Ontiveros Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County, 2016

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Director of Global Sales

Jared Hooper

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Santa Rita Hills, 2019



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Proprietor/
Winegrower

Chad Melville

Sunday, July 11th

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Earl Stephens Vineyard, Russian River Valley, 2018

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Winemaker

David Hejl

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Sonoma Coast, 2018

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Proprietor

Josh Peeples

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Sonoma Coast, 2017

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Winemaker

John Fones

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Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, 2016

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Proprietor

Babak Shokrian

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Block 8-Bien Nacido, Santa Barbara, 2017

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Proprietor

Jenny Williamson Doré

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Zeitoun Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon, 2017

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Winemaker

Chris Bertsche

Wednesday, July 21st

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North Canterbury, New Zealand, 2018

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CEO

Robert Watkins

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Sonoma Valley, 2014

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Winemaker

Michael McNeill

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 Memorialis, Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon, 2019

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Winemaker
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Todd Alexander

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Beaune 1er Cru "Perrières", Burgundy, France, 2016

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Western Regional Manager

Mick Cameron

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Royal St. Robert Cuvée, Sonoma Coast, 2018

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Proprietor/
Winegrower

Carlo Mondavi

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Santenay Rouge, Côte De Beaune, Côte D'or, Burgundy, France, 2019

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Cape Classics Importer

Sean Coetzee

Thursday, July 22nd

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Starkey Hill, Russian River, 2018

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Winemaker

Csaba Szakal

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Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016

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Winemaker/
Proprietor

Simon Waghorn

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Central Coast, 2018 

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Winemaker/
Proprietor

Tyler Russell

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Tondre Grapefield, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2018

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Winemaker

Sabrine Rodems 

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Medici Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains, Oregon, 2018

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Winemaker

Timothy Malone

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Santa Rita Hills, 2019


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Winemaker

Peter Work

How It Works:

*Out of state shipping is additional and will be invoiced after purchase. CA deliveries are $10 and handled by MerchantofWine.com

*Featured select winemakers are recorded in advance for the STARS of Pinot virtual tasting event on Zoom. The brand importers and executives will be present to answer and engage with the audience.

The wines for this event are delivered to your home to arrive right before 7pm! Bottle Kits may arrive at your door earlier, but Flight Kits are carefully handled, managed, and delivered within a day of the event to maintain their freshness. If you join us for BOTH NIGHTS, two separate wine deliveries will occur. If your shipping address is outside of our Los Angeles courier delivery zone, we will also email you your tracking information so that you are aware of the expected delivery time. Signature is required!

The associated Zoom link will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the virtual tasting event. A printable tasting mat, digital brochure and link to the charitable auction will also be emailed to you. We recommend that you plan to enjoy a snack or dinner while wine tasting with the hosts on the Zoom! We also encourage you to have proper glassware to maximize the tasting experience.

Tastings typically run for approximately 90 minutes but may run longer if the conversation continues, as we encourage you, the audience, to participate and communicate with the experts. We pose fun questions and encourage participation in the chat box, too! Our tasting events will continue well past the end of the pandemic, as we believe online tasting is a fantastic format that allows us to assemble the greatest wine talent in the world and to deliver you an exceptional experience, regardless of your address!

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Ian Todd Blackburn, Wine Entrepreneur

Being a wine anything wasn’t part of the original plan - and when you're raised in a military family, drinking wine may not be the first idea that comes to mind, either. Ian discovered the wine industry at the ripe age of 21 and didn't consider it a career option, but working for top chefs in the formidable dining rooms of early 1990s Los Angeles blew doors open - leading Ian to a career in wine education.

In 1995, he started the internet’s first website dedicated to teaching the world about wine: LearnAboutWine.com. Hosting 100 classes a year for about 20 years – Ian is finally starting to get the hang of this. In 2009, Ian and his best friend Clay Mauritson started making wine together: BeekeeperCellars.com; while this brand remains a small production, Ian hopes to grow Beekeeper Zinfandel into something special.Working with and around great wine brands for most of his adult-life, and leading wine tours and culinary adventures around the world - Ian loves to share his story and his passion.

When Covid shut down his wineLA.com event business, Ian pivoted full circle and restarted LearnAboutWine.com and launched ZoomIntoWine.com as a way to bring his version of wine education and entertainment to a limitless audience. With his family’s wine store Merchantofwine.com, virtual wine tastings with wine delivered "at home"; is the latest chapter in the evolution of Ian’s dedication to wine education and the wine lifestyle. This bio is a work in progress…let's see what the next vintage provides. In the meantime, Ian continues to study for his Masters of Wine and to write his next book about his journey.

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