July 25th – LearnAboutWine, the leading authority on wine education and immersive tasting experiences, is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated “Heroes of Pinot: Zoom Edition” event on Wednesday, August 16th, at 7 PM. This exclusive virtual gathering will transport wine enthusiasts and Pinot Noir lovers on an extraordinary journey through the captivating world of this revered varietal.
Highlights of the event include:
World-Class Pinot Noirs: Immerse yourself in the allure of Pinot Noir as you discover a curated selection of exceptional wines from prestigious wineries across the globe. From renowned Old World estates to cutting-edge New World producers, experience the diverse expressions and nuances of this revered varietal.
Expert-Led Tasting Sessions: Learn from the best in the industry as LearnAboutWine’s team of expert sommelier Ian Blackburn guide you through an interactive virtual tasting. Gain insider knowledge, deepen your understanding of Pinot Noir, and enhance your wine appreciation skills with their insightful commentary and expertise.
Engaging Virtual Environment: Experience the ambiance of a live event from the comfort of your own home. Through state-of-the-art virtual technology, participants will have the opportunity to connect, engage, and network with fellow wine enthusiasts, creating a vibrant and interactive community of passionate wine lovers.
Exclusive Access to Winemakers: Get a behind-the-scenes look into the winemaking process as celebrated winemakers share their stories, techniques, and winery secrets. Engage in intimate discussions allowing you to delve deeper into the art and science of crafting exceptional Pinot Noir.
Convenient and Safe Participation: With the event taking place on Zoom, attendees can join from anywhere in the world without the need for travel. Simply sit back, relax, and enjoy an extraordinary wine experience from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Join LearnAboutWine on Wednesday, August 16th, at 7 PM, and embark on an unforgettable journey into the enchanting world of Pinot Noir. Purchase your tickets for Heroes of Pinot HERE
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.
- 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”