About

Ian drinks wine for a living and plans 50-100 public and private events a year.

In 2020, Ian started Zoom Into Wine as a pivot during the pandemic, and ensued a bigger roll at Merchant Of Wine his family's wine store.

Ian stays busy with his family's wine brand Beekeeper Cellars; buying collectable wines for high profile clients; planning luxury wine trips; and can not wait to return to planning private and corporate events. He also continues his wine studies, pursuing The Masters of Wine (MW) and other advanced credential offerings to help improve his craft.

In total, Ian has hosted over 1,000,000 students and event attendees in the past 20 years and maintains over 50,000 subscribers and followers. In 2021, LearnAboutWine re-launched as a hybrid website offering digital online wine classes, zoom based tastings, as well as local L.A. based live events. LearnAboutWine believes that the more you know, the more you will enjoy your wine experience….And the better life you will lead.

Along the way, LearnAboutWine has now raised over $600,000 for charity partners with its famous STARS of Wine events which continue to grow and gather amazing wine audiences.

To learn more, to sponsor, or to purchase tickets - please view the robust selections of offerings on the Calendar or email our office at TLC@LearnAboutWine.com.

 

IAN BLACKBURN, CSW, JWE

Founder of Learn About Wine
Professional Sommelier | The Masters of Wine Institute (London)