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LearnAboutWine.com Presents Rhône Warriors – Rhônes of the World Battle 

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Wednesday, February 8th @ 7PM, Location: Tesse Restaurant, Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

January 18th – We’ve gathered an amazing combination of some of the greatest Rhône wine producers for a memorable and competitive evening of wine tasting at Tesse Restaurant! Guests will taste an array of compelling Rhône varieties and will be asked to vote for their favorite wine of the night!  Only one winery will be awarded the “Champion of the Night” award, and it is up to you to decide who this incredible honor goes to! We will also be offering an exclusive VIP dinner at Tesse at 6pm. VIP tickets include a multi-course dinner as well as the 7pm wine tasting. Don’t miss out, early bird tickets are on sale now, click here. Only 60 tickets are available and this event will sell out. Prices increase as the event date approaches.

Wine List:

  • Bonny Doon Vineyard, Le Cigare Volant, Central Coast, 2021
  • Fulldraw Vineyard, ‘FD2’, Paso Robles, 2018
  • Fulldraw Vineyard, Chopping Block, Paso Robles, 2019
  • Kimsey, Grenache, Ballard Canyon, 2018
  • Kimsey, Syrah, Ballard Canyon, 2018
  • Law Estate Wines, ‘The Nines’, Grenache, Paso Robles, 2019
  • Law Estate Wines, ‘Prima’, Mourvedre, Paso Robles, 2019
  • Levo Wine, Nada Mas, GSM, Central Coast, 2020
  • Levo Wine, Nada Mas, Syrah, Central Coast, 2020
  • Lindquist Family Wines, GSM, Central Coast, 2020
  • Lindquist Family Wines, Syrah, Bien Nacido X Block “The Good Nacido”, Santa Maria Valley, 2020
  • MAHA Estate, Understory, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, 2019
  • MAHA Estate, Backlit, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, 2019
  • M. Chapoutier, Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine, Rhone Valley, France, 2020
  • M. Chapoutier, Crozes-Hermitage “Les Meysonniers”, Rhone Valley, France, 2020
  • Walson Holland, Mélange Rouge, Rhône Blend, Central Coast, 2018
  • Walson Holland, Grenache, Slide Hill Vineyard, Edna Valley, 2018
  • Walson Holland, Mélange Rouge, Rhône Blend, Central Coast, 2019
  • More to be announced!

ABOUT IAN TODD BLACKBURN

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.      

Timeline 

  • 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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