Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine ™
LA’s #1 Intro to Wine Class, endorsed by: The Los Angeles Times, CBS News, and 100,000+ students!
AN INTRODUCTION TO WINE
NOW ONLINE VIA ZOOM WITH WINE DELIVERED!
Acquire the skills you need to elevate your personal wine appreciation.
History, anecdotes, and laughs all served in generous portions
For thousands of years, people have made and enjoyed wine. If it's been around so long, why is it so difficult to Learn About Wine? Why is it so intimidating?
We know how to demystify this ancient beverage. Whether you’re new to wine, or you’re someone who wants to take your wine knowledge to the next level; Wine Camp is the perfect introductory class. We’ll give you the confidence and foundation you need to explore the world of wine. Now with over 100,000 students attended - making this LA’s #1 wine class, as recommended by the LA Times, Yelp, Where Magazine, and CBS.
This 2-hour wine experience is jam-packed with useful information. You’ll learn how wine is made, improve your ability to describe wine, find out the best way to serve wine, and we’ll even discuss food and wine pairings. At Wine Camp, you’ll explore seven outstanding wines in a fun and relaxed setting. When you’re finished, you’ll be able to enjoy wine at a higher level and make confident purchases with your new, topical insights.
INCLUDED IN WINE CAMP
- TASTE seven great wines with instruction and guidance
- LEARN How Wine Is Made
- LEARN how to describe what you taste
- LEARN how to pair food and wine
- TIPS on reading labels, purchasing, and storing wine
- DISCUSS emerging trends in the wine industry
- ASK any question you've ever had about wine
And of course, a guided tasting of seven great wines to help you acquire the skills you need to elevate your personal wine appreciation.
History, anecdotes, and laughs all served in generous portions - over 100,000 students have attended Wine Camp since we starting in 1995!
WE TASTE SEVEN WINES!
WINE LIST EXPLORES CHARACTER - WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY...
BEEKEEPER CELLARS, "SECRET STONES,” ROCKPILE, SONOMA COUNTY, 2014
Tuition - What experience fits best for you
Inside of California One Student Flight Kit - $79
- Permits ONE participant on the Zoom license
- List of the SEVEN wines we intend to taste; you agree to purchase the wines at your discretion
Wines are packaged 24-36 hours before the class. Includes shipping of your tasting kit to any address in California.
How It Works
This class takes place online via Zoom. We deliver wine tasting kits to your home! Tasting Kits are carefully handled, managed, and delivered within a certain timeframe to maintain their freshness by our friends at merchantofwine.com. If you are 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 (a signature is required!).
The associated Zoom link will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the virtual tasting event. We encourage you to have proper glassware to maximize your tasting experience. Tastings typically run for approximately 120 minutes but may run longer if the conversation continues, as we ask fun questions and encourage you, the audience, to participate with us LIVE and in the chat box, too!
ABOUT IAN 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.