July 15th - Zoom Into Wine w/ André Mack of Maison Noir
Zoom Into Wine is a new, FREE online tasting experience hosted by wine expert and educator Ian Blackburn and sponsored by ZIPLY™ and MerchantofWine.com
This Online Tasting is on Wednesday, July 15th at 7pm
Deadlines to join this ZOOM
Sign up : 24 hours before
Optional wine kit: 48 hours before
Join us for free as we deep dive into 2 bottles of Maison Noir with Wine Host Ian Blackburn and special guest André Mack, Owner of Maison Noir. OPP, In Sheep's Clothing, and so many clever wines to learn about from André! André was a former head sommelier for Thomas Keller's French Laundry Empire at Per Se New York! Learn about his journey, his wines, his life... and get behind the scenes information, ideas and influences.
About André Mack
Despite having a successful career with Citicorp Investment Services, André Hueston Mack decided to leave his “desk job” to pursue his passion for wine. While working as a sommelier in San Antonio, Mack discovered the joys of introducing guests to the little known vineyards that first attracted him to the business and “the instant gratification of a guest’s reaction.” While still in Texas, Mack was awarded the prestigious title of Best Young Sommelier in America by the highly regarded Chaine des Rotisseurs. This recognition propelled him into the opportunity to work as a sommelier at Thomas Keller’s world-renowned The French Laundry in Yountville, California. Mack went on to accept the position of Head Sommelier at Keller’s equally famed Per Se in New York City, where he managed a 1800 selection award-winning wine list and consulted with Chef Keller on menu and pairing development regularly. Winemaking has always been a dream of his and came to fruition when he set up shop under the moniker of Maison Noir Wines. Throughout his career Mack has forged unique relationships with luminary growers and winemakers from around the planet. It is with this prestigious group that Mack currently creates his wines.
Mack has been featured in major publications, such as Food and Wine, Wine & Spirits Magazine, The New York Times, Women’s Health, Ebony, and Wall Street Journal. Mr. Mack was honored in 2007 with The Network Journal’s 40-Under-Forty Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to business. Mack is a zealous wine educator who has been invited to host seminars as well as conduct panel discussions at numerous esteemed food and wine events. He enjoys sharing his fondness of wine with others.
You may also purchase our ZOOM WINE KIT that includes 2 bottles of Maison Noir wine, delivered for FREE* by our sponsor ZIPLY™.
$50 ZOOM Wine Kit includes:
- 2 bottles of Maison Nor wine
- Special offers for future purchases of the wine
- Additional information about future tastings
- And other surprises that we may slip into the box
- Free Delivery** thanks to ZIPLY™
Why Zoom Into Wine?
At WineLA we have hosted wine tastings and educational seminars for over 20 years. While we are not able to get together and toast in person at this time, we've innovated to continue our mission in cultivating and sharing the wine lifestyle.
It's raw, unedited, un-produced, but well practiced and personal. I can’t promise I won’t go political …can’t promise I won’t get drunk…I can’t promise the wines are going to be the best you’ve ever had...but they will be really good!!! I can promise to be 100% authentic, to tell the story of the wine, and to share my passion and knowledge with you.
Each Zoom Into Wine experience is distinctly different. Some will have a large number of bottles, some will have special guests! A distinct story told with every wine along with a few laughs and some industry insights, then around minute 45…IT’S THE NO RULES ZONE! The planned portion of the experience concludes and who knows what we'll be talking about, but wine will influence the discussion and direction.
DON’T WAIT! Wines may sell out, while supplies last!!
How do you join?
*It is FREE to participate but you must sign up (below) 24-hours in advance!
*Optional Wine Kit MUST be purchased 48 hours prior to be delivered before the tasting date.
*Once you have signed up, details and access codes will be distributed via email
ZOOM INTO WINE™ ONLINE TASTING EXPERIENCE:
- 7 PM Prompt Start - ZOOM website unique access directions will be delivered via email after you sign up.
- Anticipated Duration: approximately 45 minutes to 60 minutes
WINE KIT PURCHASE:
- We reserve the right to adjust wines without advance notice
- Must be an Adult 21-yrs of age and older to purchase
- **FREE DELIVERY within 25 miles radius of 90012
- $20 Shipping within CA outside of 25 miles radius
- $50 Shipping outside of CA, within the contiguous 48 states - no promise to deliver in time for the tasting, but you may taste the wines later at your leisure… we aim to ship wine ASAP!
*All sales and purchases are final, no refunds, credits, or returns.
*Must be 21 or over to participate