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LearnAboutWine.com Presents:
STARS of California Wine | AT HOME EDITION

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Night One

Night Two

NIGHT ONE - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20

WINE LIST:

Bernardus Vineyards & Winery - Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands 2019

Lynmar Estate - Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2018

Ledge Vineyards - Syrah, Willow Creek 2018

Medlock Ames - Cabernet Sauvignon, Kate's & B's, Alexander Valley 2017

Perliss Estate - Cabernet Sauvignon, The Ravens Calistoga, Napa Valley 2018

O'Shaugnessy Estate Winery - Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley 2018

Robert Biale Vineyards -
R.W. Moore Vineyard Zinfandel, Coombsville, Napa Valley 2018

STARS of California Night One
STARS of California Night Two

NIGHT TWO - SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

WINE LIST:

Carol Shelton - Coquille Blanc, Paso Robles, Central Coast 2019

Ampelos Cellars - Pinot Noir, "Lambda" Estate, Sta. Rita Hills 2016

Kimsey Vineyard - Syrah, Ballard Canyon 2014

Leverage Wines - Leverage Trajectory GSM, Paso Robles 2017

Angwin Estate Vineyards - Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley California 2017

Rubia Wine Cellars - Rubia Red Blend, Calistoga, Howell Mountain, Coombsville, Napa Valley 2018

Jeff Cohn Cellars -Zinfandel, St Peter's Church Vineyard, Alexander Valley 2017

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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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