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Rhône Warriors 2021 | At Home Edition

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February 24, 26 & 27 – We’ve gathered a compelling mixture of some of the greatest Rhône wine producers for a memorable series of tastings – LIVE with the winemakers! Travel with us via Zoom and have wines delivered to your home to taste and experience a battle for the Rhône throne! Join the winemakers LIVE for one tasting or join all THREE! A silent auction will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles via our 501(c)(3) partner, Unite The United.

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now! Tickets will sell out; prices increase as the event date approaches.

For information and to purchase tickets please visit:

Night 1 – 2/24 Wednesday, 7pm
Lasseter Family Winery

  • Melville Winery
  • Andrew Murray Vineyards
  • Tablas Creek
  • LAW Estate
  • Force Majeure

Night 2 – 2/26 Friday, 7pm

  • Denner Vineyards
  • Jada Vineyard & Winery
  • Nelle Winery
  • Skinner Vineyards
  • RD Winery

Night 3 – 2/27 Saturday, 7pm
McKahn Family Cellars

  • Dusty Nabor Wines
  • Bushong Vintage Company
  • Brecon Estate
  • Byron Blatty Wines
  • Troon Vineyard


Ian graduated from California Polytechnic University in Hospitality Management in 1991 (Distinguished Alumni 2008) and is a live-long crusader for wine and improving the wine lifestyle. In 1995, Ian pioneered the internet’s first website dedicated to wine education and in 2020, he re-launches learnaboutwine.com to allow nationwide access to his passionate wine classes, tasting events and virtual tastings via Zoom. Ian’s career has shifted from floor service, to distributor representative, to state manager for an international wine portfolio, to author, to internet wine pioneer and now Ian is a leader in Zoom-based wine classes and events. In 2009, Ian launched his own wine brand with Clay Mauritson dedicated to the world’s best Zinfandel; Beekeeper Cellars continues to amass top scores (95-97 points) critical acclaim and professional praise. Ian has dedicated his life to fine wine and holds a number of credentials from the Society of Wine Educators, and continues his study with the Masters of Wine in London. Ian’s first book was published in 2002 and he expects to publish a new book in 2021.

Since 2001, Ian has served as an official Educational Ambassador for the Regions of Champagne, France and The Napa Valley. Celebrating 25+ years in Wine Education, this new age of on line education played right into Ian’s creative hands – contact [email protected] to hire Ian for your corporate event or private function. Also visit any of Ian’s websites at:

…and more to come!

About Unite The United:  

Unite The United Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) non-profit, fundraising organization founded by the producers of the Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Their mission is to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and action sports worlds to work toward positive change, by supporting local charities, producing events, and participating in community volunteerism events across the United States.

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