This Online Tasting is on Wednesday, December 16th at 7pm 💻 🍷____________________________________________________________________________
Join us for FREE as Ian Blackburn hosts a spotlight on Mathew Kaner, special guest, as we dive into an experiential comparison of Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara vs. Germany. Mathew is a successful restauranteur, a musician, and a top personality in the world of Los Angeles Wine. We'll be getting an insider's look on his winemaking project, AM / FM Pinot Noir, as well a his knowledge on German wine - Matthew is an Educational Ambassador for the German winegrowers in California.
ABOUT MATHEW KANER
Fermented grape juice has allowed Matthew Kaner to find a voice within an industry full of characters and strong personalities. He quite enjoys how things smell and taste. In fact, as a kid Matthew wouldn’t eat anything until I smelled it first. Now a 15+ year veteran of the wine world, his humble wine career began at the Wine Cask Wine Store in his hometown of Santa Barbara.
Moving to Los Angeles in 2006 brought an opportunity to work at Silverlake Wine, where Matthew worked his way up from holiday help to manager. In 2009, my close friend Dustin Lancaster presented Matthew with an idea...”I want to open a wine bar and I’ll only do it if you’ll do it with me.” The only acceptable response: “you tell me when and where.”
In July of 2010, Los Feliz’s Bar Covell opened with a new spin on wine...ditch the traditional wine list and use your words. Bar Covell has a program of over 150 wines by the glass and the staff instead start a conversation/interaction with each guest to gage what they are in the mood for at that moment. This was just the beginning...
Matthew was graciously was named one of the Sommeliers of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine in 2013. In early 2015 with Lancaster and new partner David Gibbs, the trio opened Augustine Wine Bar in Sherman Oaks. Augustine has been named Best Wine Bar in American by Food & Wine Magazine and gets critical acclaim for its Vintage Collection of wines that it makes available by the glass and by the bottle on their in house chalk boards nightly.
In August of 2019 Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Matthew to the 40 Under 40 Tastemakers list for 2019!
In June of 2020 it was announced that Matthew had signed on as an official Host & Producer for the SOMM TV Network, where he hosts the Winery Tours series, and is also working on an upcoming podcast called The History Of Wine.
Quarter 4 of 2020 has proven to be an exciting time, as Matthew launched two new small businesses: Hourglass Gems and The Sip Shield. Hourglass Gems is a text concierge service to help subscribers find the perfect wine pairing, their new favorite restaurant, and their next travel destination! The Sip Shield is a dine-in mask meant to help save restaurant dining and wine tasting events.
Matthew is President of Will Travel For Wine, Inc and will travel anywhere and everywhere for wine. So far his travels have taken him up and down the coast of California, to Australia, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Morocco, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Oregon, Virginia, and New York State on wine adventures.
$50 ZOOM Wine Bottle Kit:
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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 60 minutes
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