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Travel with us...join the conversation with the winemakers!
World-class wines delivered directly to your home for an amazing online wine tasting event!
Taste along and learn about wine with the legends themselves, LIVE on Zoom!

Woman overlooking New Zealand ocean, Australia City Scape, California City Scape

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
  7pm PST

Event Price Chart, Tasting Flight Kits are on sale for 29.50, Tasting Bottle Kits are on sale for 150
Amisfield Breakneck Reserve Pinot Noir Wine
Host Sam Davies, Winemaker

Amisfield Breakneck Reserve Pinot Noir, New Zealand, 2018
Hosted by Sam Davies, Winemaker

Host Kale Anderson, Winemaker

Kale Wines Heritage "McGah Vineyard", Napa Valley, 2016
Hosted by Kale Anderson, Winemaker

Kale Wines Heritage
Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay
Host Gavin Speight, Vice President

Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay, Margaret River, West Australia, 2019
Hosted by Gavin Speight, Vice President

Host Brown Uzoechi, Estate Sommelier

Merry Edwards Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, 2019
Hosted by Brown Uzoechi, Estate Sommelier

Merry Edwards Winery Sauvignon Blanc
Seresin Estate
Host Leah Seresin, Proprietor

Seresin Estate "MOMO" Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2019
Hosted by Leah Seresin, Proprietor

Host Daniel Hopkins, Proprietor

Tellurian Wines Tranter Shiraz, Heathcote, Australia, 2017
Hosted by Daniel Hopkins, Proprietor

Tellurian Wines Tranter Shiraz

HOW IT WORKS

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 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 virtual tasting events enable us to assemble the greatest wine talent in the world and to deliver you an exceptional wine experience, regardless of your address!

*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 New Zealand vs Australia vs California virtual tasting event on Zoom. The brand importers and executives will be present to answer and engage with the audience.

SPONSORS:

Los Angeles Magazine Sponsor of STARS of New Zealand vs Australia vs California
Merchant of Wine Sponsor for STARS of New Zealand vs. Australia
Ziply Sponsor for STARS of New Zealand vs. Australia

ONLINE AUCTION

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100% of the auction proceeds benefit Children's Hospital Cancer Research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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AS SEEN IN:

Los Angelas MagazineSTARS of New Zealand vs. Australia Article
Advisor Wine Industry Network
Eventbrite
local wine events

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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.

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, edu-tainment and the wine lifestyle. This bio and life is a work in progress…let's see what the next vintage provides.

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