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STARS of Sonoma | Virtual Wine Tasting | Wine Delivered!


Wednesday, June 15th @ 7pm PST

May 27th – STARS of Wine tasting events are continuing on a monthly basis over Zoom as the world carries on attempting to learn how to live and thrive during a pandemic. We invite you to join the best in the wine business for a night of “tasting with the winemakers” from the regions shaping the industry. This month we focus on tasting and discussing with the greats in Sonoma County. Your choice of a tasting flight kit (2.0 oz)  or bottle kits delivered to your door! LearnAboutWine.com continues its tradition of producing ground breaking educational tastings! 

Visit LearnAboutWine.com to learn more and take advantage of their limited early bird tickets!

Wine List & Winemakers

  • Mauritson Wines Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, 2021 ($28)
    • Presented by Clay Mauritson Proprietor/Winegrower
  • Senses Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, 2020 ($80)
    • Presented by Christopher Lloyd Strieter, CEO
  • Alexander Valley Vineyards, “CYRUS” Meritage Blend, Sonoma County, 2016 ($75)
    • Presented by Katie Wetzel, Proprietor/Ambassador
  • Immortal Estate ‘Slope’ Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County, 2016 ($85)
    • Presented by Timothy Milos, Winemaker
  • Beekeeper Cellars, Zinfandel, Hidden Hillside Reserve, Sonoma County 2018 ($90)
    • Presented by Ian Blackburn, Winemaker
  • Locanda Estate, Durif “Romulus”, Estate Red, Sonoma Valley, 2018 ($100)
    • Presented by Brian Graham, Winemaker

Prices increase as the event approaches as we have limited capacity available.


When you’re raised in a military family, drinking wine may not be the first idea that comes to mind, but that is what happened! Ian discovered the wine industry at the ripe age of 21 while working for top chefs in the formidable dining rooms of  Los Angeles in the early 90s. Ian quickly developed a passion for wine and became dedicated to sharing his unique knowledge with other wine enthusiasts. This commitment to educating others kicked off Ian’s long and ongoing career in the wine industry.

After over 25 years of experience traveling the wine world, Ian has become a published author, has 10 vintages of winemaking (Beekeeper Cellars), and is considered one of wine’s best educators. Working with and alongside the world’s greatest wine brands for most of his adult-life and leading wine and culinary tours around the world has given Ian more than a few great stories to share. When the pandemic launched the world into a state of uncertainty, Ian was forced to shut down his once flourishing event business. After pivoting, and pivoting again, Ian was eventually able to restart his event business in a virtual setting. New concepts such as ZoomIntoWine.com allowed Ian to transition into an online setting. This push into virtual events even sparked the creation of Merchantofwine.com, a retail wine store with wine delivered. Now, in an effort to return to in-person gatherings, LearnAboutWine.com has been reborn and is bringing Ian’s version of wine education and entertainment to a limitless audience.  

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