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Palate Builder - Learn to Taste Like a Pro


Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Palate Builder - Learn to Taste Like a Pro

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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!


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: 

Gamble Family Vineyards Old Vine Syrah, St Helena 2009
Mazzocco Sullivan Vineyard Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 2011
Evening Land Mad Hatter Chardonnay, Eola-Amity Hills 2010
Baily Vineyard & Winery Montage, Temecula Valley 2010
Bodegas y Vinedos BV Noe Coupage, Rioja 2010
Foris Muscat Frissante, Rogue Valley 2011
Mercy Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco 2010
Radar Cellars Syrah 2009
Evening Land Blue Label Etoile Pouilly-Fuisse Chardonnay, Maconnais 2011
Mellowood Red Hat
Château du Parc, Saint-Emilion 2012
Indaba Mosaic, Western Cape, South Africa 2012
Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2007
Thomas George Estates Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 2010
Graffigna Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedernal Valley 2010
Grupo Artevino Finca Villacreces Pruno, Ribera del Duero 2010
E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone 2011
Donnafugata Anthilia Sicilia IGT, Sicily 2012
Viognier White South Coast Temecula Valley 2012
Jean-Luc Colombo Cote Roite La Divine, Rhone 2010

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

Lido di Manhattan
1550 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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