When three worlds collide...

Taste 6 wines, 3 cheeses, and 3 chocolates!

WITH WINE EXPERT
IAN BLACKBURN

Every class IS UNIQUE!
3 seasonal cheeses, 6 unique wines, and 3 incredible chocolates!

EXAMPLE WINE LIST

1

The Steen

Leo Steen Wines "The Steen" Chenin Blanc, Jurassic Park Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley, California, 2017

2

Château Roumieu, Sauternes, France, 2016

Château Roumieu, Sauternes, France, 2016 (1/2 bottle 375ml)

3

Bohème, West Pole, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2017

Bohème, West Pole, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2017

4

Alessandro & Gian Natale Fantino Barolo

Alessandro & Gian Natale Fantino Barolo "Chinato" Piedmont, Italy, NV

5

Experience Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2017


Experience Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2017

6

Quinta do Crasto Colheita Port, Portugal, 1997

Quinta do Crasto Colheita Port, Portugal, 1997

We use some of the best cheese & chocolate from around the world!
Previously featured:

Point Reyes
Beemster
Cypress Grove
Cowgirl Creamery
Grafton
Rogue Creamery
Jasper Hill Farm
Fiscalini
Milla
Teuscher
Milla
Maison de Chocolate
Compartes
Tony Chocolonely

Please inquire with us about any dietary restrictions/allergies/concerns by emailing our retail partner: office@merchantofwine.com. While we make every effort to accommodate dietary restrictions/allergies, we cannot always guarantee it.

Tuition

Which Experience Fits You Best?

Join class from anywhere! We deliver wine, cheese and chocolate to your home.

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 (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!

Shipping is $15 within California. Shipping to other states will be invoiced by our shipping partner, Merchant of Wine.

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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.

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