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LearnAboutWine.com Presents Top Wines of 2022 Wednesday, January 25 @ 7 PM


A virtual & interactive presentation of last year’s top wines!

January 10th – Take a deep dive into seven of 2022’s greatest wines with Wine Expert Ian Blackburn. Ian buys wine for a number of high profile accounts in Los Angeles, as well as a number of private clients. His pursuit is always to find new efforts of merit and to help smaller producers succeed. Top Wines of 2022 explores a unique set of special wines and Ian explains why they each deserve a spot on “the year’s best list.” Join us live on Zoom and taste along with wine delivered. Tickets can be purchased here! VERY LIMITED. Explore more of Ian’s top wine picks by checking out his blog here

Wine List

  • Lagar de Cervera, Pazo de Seoane, Rosal, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2020 (Ian’s Top Pick) ($28)
    • 98 Points
  • Fritz Haag, Brauneberger Juffer Kabinett, Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2021 ($34)
    • 95 Points
  • Drew Wines, “Fog Eater” Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, California, 2021($60)
    • 96 Points
  • Aaron Keola, Sand & Stone, Paso Robles, California, 2020 ($50)
    • 96 Points 
  • Locanda, Beckstoffer Georges lll Vineyard, Napa Valley, California, 2018 ($200)
    • 96 Points
  • Ramos Pinto, Quinta de Ervamoira Port, Douro, Portugal, 2002 
    • 2002 is current release in distribution – 99 Points ($80)
  • Once & Future, ‘Frank’s Block’ Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel, Dry Creek, Sonoma, 2019 ($60)
    • 100 Points


Wine Educator, Professional Sommelier / Host and Master of Wine Student  – I discovered the wine industry while working with Chef’s Thomas Keller and Joachim Splichal in the top dining rooms of Los Angeles. My passion redirected my career from restaurants/hotels to vineyards and wine-education.  Now with over 25-years of experience hosting events; leading trips around the wine world; I published a wine book; produced my own wine called Beekeeper Cellars and sat for the difficult Master of Wine Exam! Today, I am considered one of the region’s best wine educators and work for my 20,000 followers (follow me), visiting vineyards and wine regions and producing over 100 wine classes and events a year for my businesses and my team.      


  • 1995 Learnaboutwine.com was created
  • 2003-2005 TASTE on Two Rodeo – weekly tastings on Rodeo Drive 
  • 2005 LASupportsLA donated $250K to Hurricane Katrina Charities 
  • 2007 My wine class was featured on ABC’s The Bachelor 
  • 2010 Sold 5000 Groupons in one day to survive the great recession 
  • 2016 Appeared in the Movie “Sour Grapes” – Yes, Rudi was originally a student
  • 2019 Surpassed 1 million dollars in Charity donations through our various events 
  • 2020 Pivoted to our own retail store called Merchantofwine.com & we still deliver! 
  • 2022 Appeared in the Movie “A Perfect Vintage” 


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