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A Taste of The Best

A Taste of The Best and Merchant of Wine presents A Taste of the Best

Wednesday, December 28 @ 7 PM 

A virtual & interactive presentation of top wines!


The holiday season has arrived and LearnAboutWine has the perfect winter treat! Taste a flight of five truly amazing wines, the best names in the wine business. Learn about the intricacies, the history, and what makes each wine so special. This online tasting is a rare opportunity to try this rare set of French classics for a fraction of the cost. A “Taste of the Best” is the perfect gift for that special wine lover in your life, or for anyone that would enjoy a little taste of luxury. Tickets can be purchased here!  VERY LIMITED.

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★ Domaine Jamet, Côte-Rôtie, Rhône, France, 2018 ($200)
97 Points
★ Domaine Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet AOC, Burgundy, France, 2020 ($325)
92 Points
★ Château Cheval Blanc, Le Petit Cheval Blanc, Bordeaux 2018 ($225)
98 Points
★ Château Grillet, Château-Grillet Viognier, Rhône, France, 2017 ($525)
97 Points
★ Château Cheval Blanc, Grand Cru Classé, St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France, 2012 ($800)
96 Points

About Ian Blackburn

Ian discovered the wine industry at the ripe age of 21 while working for famous chefs such as Thomas Keller and Joachim Splichal in the top dining rooms of Los Angeles. The discovery of wine and his endless need for knowledge quickly engulfed Ian’s life. His passion would eventually redirect his career from restaurants and hotels to vineyards and education. In 1995 was born, becoming the first website dedicated to wine education.
With over 25-years of experience traveling the wine world, Ian is a published author (Wiley Publications, 2002), has 10 vintages of top level winemaking on his resume at Beekeeper Cellars, and is considered one of the region's best wine educators. Ian’s push to evolve and his ability to pivot has produced a strata of new concepts such as, (virtual education), (the family’s online wine store), and now the return of in-person gatherings with Ian maintains high levels of entertainment and enthusiasm at his events by using all the great gathering spots in LA as potential venues. All while making a name for himself in the wine industry, Ian has never forgotten to give back to the community. Over the last few years he has raised over $650,000 for the T.J. Martell Foundation, which donates to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help fund research to cure cancer in children. The combined charity efforts of LearnAboutWine have raised over a million dollars for a variety of causes throughout Los Angeles and beyond.

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