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STARS of France Set for Dec 22

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8 December – STARS events are celebrations of high-level luxury wines from all over the world, and this time, wine expert and educator Ian Blackburn has SIX top selections and is delivering them to you! A unique opportunity to taste, explore, sip, swirl, and engage with wine educators and leading personalities in the French wine category, featuring Domaine du Banneret, Ladoucette, Château Cantenac, Château Rieussec, Commanderie De Peyrassol, and Domaine Leflaive! Tasting flight or bottles delivered to your door. The Wine Community brings great people together!

Early Bird tickets are on sale now – limited to 60 guests. Prices increase as the event date approaches! STARSOFWINE.COM

DECEMBER 22 at 7pm PST

Commanderie De Peyrassol “Le Clos Peyrassol” Rosé, Côtes De Provence, France, 2020

  • Hosted by William Davis – Wilson Daniels

Ladoucette, Comte Lafond Sancerre, Loire, France, 2019

  • Hosted by Naureen Lyon –  Maisons, Marques & Domaines 

Domaine Leflaive Macon-verze Chardonnay, Burgundy, France, 2018

  • Hosted by William Davis – Wilson Daniels

Domaine Du Banneret, Châteauneuf Du Pape, Rhône, France, 2018

  • Hosted by John Bauccio –  Wine Wise

Château Cantenac Brown, Margaux, Bordeaux, France, 2016

  • Hosted by Sebastien Vacher – Duclot

Château Rieussec, Les Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France, 2016

  • Hosted by Sebastien Vacher – Duclot


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. 

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, edu-tainment and the wine lifestyle. This bio and life is a work in progress…let’s see what the next vintage provides.

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