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Wine and Jazz Night at Papille Gustative


Expert-Led Tasting With Live Music, Sunday, May 15th @ 4:30pm PST

12 May – Join Wine Cloud Inc. for a night of delicious wine tasting accompanied by live jazz music! Artisanal eatery Papille Gustative, known for its farm to table cuisine and lovely outdoor patio is now introducing live music!  With close proximity to Santa Monica State Beach – Papille Gustative is on the map as one of Santa Monica’s top new dining spots.  This celebratory event, kicks off a summer long Jazz series. Sommelier Ian Blackburn will guide a tasting of roughly a dozen wines. Fans of music do not want to miss out on this event featuring The Teddy Bang Trio with special guests… a must-see local jazz band. Limited to 40 guests, don’t miss out! | Get Your Tickets Here! 

Wine List

  • Cultivated by the Mediterranean Climate of Campo de Borja:
    • Bodegas Frontonio “El Casetero” Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain, 2020 ($18)
  • Brought to us One of the Top Winemakers in Austria:
    • Markus Huber, VISION Grüner Veltliner, Niederösterreich, Austria, 2019 (Organic) ($22)
  • From the Magnificent Constantiaberg Mountain:
    • Bayten Buitenverwachting, Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia, South Africa, 2020 ($18)
  • Rich with History and a Touch of Modernism:
    • Casa E. di Mirafiore Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy, 2013 ($36)
  • From the Famous Rhône Valley:
    • Pierre Gaillard “Operation Dragoon” Rouge, Côtes du Rhône, France, 2016 ($28)
  • Founded by the Royal Txueka Family:
    • Txomin Etxaniz Winery, Rosé, Getariako Txakolina, Spain, 2018 (Vegan) ($28)
  • A Relic of the Renaissance:
    • Petrolo Torrione Val D’Arno Di Sopra DOC, Tuscany, Italy, 2015 ($36)
  • From the Roots of California:
    • Native9 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, 2012 ($69)
  • A Beautiful Sonoma Vintage:
    • Beekeeper Cellars, “Secret Stones” Zinfandel, Rockpile Appellation, Sonoma County, California, 2016 ($90)
  • From the Heart of Napa Valley:
    • Sullivan Rutherford Estate, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2016 ($110)


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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