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Palate Builder - Learn to Taste Like a Pro


Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:15 PM (PDT)

Palate Builder - Learn to Taste Like a Pro

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Advanced Purchase Ended $60.00 $1.70
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Palate Builder
TASTE LIKE A PRO - Advanced Class!

LearnAboutWine started in 1995 and has invented hundreds of classes to
assist Southern California’s wine culture – this is one of our best!

This unique, action-packed, tasting class and palate workout will help you
break through to fine wine appreciation! It is intended to be a class that you
will return again and again.

The Tasting Workout Includes:

A sense/scents of place tasting
Explore the smells of wines with our Le Nose Du Vin sensory kit.

Learn about unique grapes, places, and wine making styles

Learn about grape identification, varietal markers, alcohol indicators,
ripeness appreciation, and the common scents in common sense.

Blind tasting – Competitive tasting that pushes your abilities – team approach

This level-3 tasting program is the ultimate class for those of you who like
wines but have a hard time describing what you smell, taste, feel and need
more information and practice.

This class is not for people who have never tasted wine before, but for those

of you who are ready to move to the next level.
This promises to be one of our best wine education experiences!

Ticket: $60 advanced

Valued at $100 per person - this class is action packed and loaded with value.
We hope you will come ready to taste, learn, and participate - prizes will be awarded to the best team in the blind tasting.

*If event does not sell over 20 guests, we will reduce the number of bottles - to one bottle per guest and not cancel the program.

Limited to 24 guests per session.


Taste up to 20 wines in Palate Builder this Week: 

1.    Bodega del Fin del Mundo Postales Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Nequen, Argentina 2010
     2.    Sanford Winery Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County, 2010
     3.    Carl von Schubert Maximin Grunhaus Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2010
     4.    Weingut Laurenz V. Charming Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria 2011
     5.    Masi 'Masianco' Pinot Grigio e Verduzzo delle Venezie IGT, Italy 2012
     6.    Curran Grenache Santa Ynez Valley Red D'Alfonso California 2007
     7.    Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2007
     8.    Palumbo Family Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz, Temecula Valley 2010
     9.    Errazuriz Max Reserva Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley, Chile 2011
    10.    E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone, France 2011
    11.    Mastroberardino Mastro Bianco Campania IGT, Italy 2012
    12.    Evening Land Blue Label Chardonnay, Edna Valley 2010
    13.    Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile 2009
    14.    Vina von Siebenthal Carmenere Reserve, Aconcagua Valley, Chile 2008
    15.    Burgess Cellars Merlot, Napa Valley 2008
    16.    Mellowood Vineyard Zinfandel, Sierra Foothills 2009
    17.    Chateau Siaurac, Lalande-de-Pomerol, France 2010
    18.    Renacer Punto Final Clasico Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2012
19.  Blind
20.  Blind

This class is built for you to attend monthly or as often as possible.

*To avoid cancellation of any program, we commit to opening a minimum of one bottle of wine per paid guest until the class is complete.
No class fee is predicated on the tasting of any wine, no price determined by any one bottle or overall promise of quantity of wine. The experience and education is what is being purchased; should a bottle be bad, corked, or not served, that will not affect the pricing and our refund policy will remain in tact.


Ian Blackburn

Founder and Educator
of LearnAboutWine.com

Ian Blackburn, CSW, JWE - Founder of LearnAboutWine.com
Professional Sommelier, Candidate for the Master of Wine

Ian drinks wine for a living and plans over 100 public and private events a year. Ian stays busy designing tasting and events for both LearnAboutWine and private clients large and small;  Fortune 500 company's, Law firms (Summer Associates), and private birthday celebrations all benefit from Ian's well informed and industry leading personality.  When Ian is not busy teaching, he is making appearances on radio, television and social media outlets and studying for his Master of Wine.

Since 1995, LearnAboutWine has done the hard work of building a better culture for fine wine, opening the doors for more quality products to enter the marketplace and has taught over 500,000 students. With over 50,000 current subscribers and followers, LearnAboutWine now focuses on the best quality events and classes, and wine credential programs which have graduated over 450 wine students in the last 5 years with a Junior Wine Executive credential (JWE).

Have questions about Palate Builder - Learn to Taste Like a Pro? Contact LearnAboutWine

When & Where

Josie Restaurant
2424 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:15 PM (PDT)

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