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Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

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Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:15 PM (PST)

Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

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Learn the wine basics from A - Z!  So Cal's #1 Wine Class - Wine Camp "Intro to Wine"

We believe it is easier to learn when the wines are exceptional and you can connect with a top educator!    


  • Understanding how wine is made, improve your ability to describe what your tasting!
  • The method of tasting wine - use all your senses and new found knowledge.
  • Wine Pairing techniques - The way to think about pairing food and wine.
  • The do's and don'ts of wine service - Be a better host, a better guest.
  • How to purchase and store wine correctly
  • Taste seven great wines and acquire the skills to evaluate what you smell and taste.
  • History, anecdotes, laughs all served in generous proportions.


WINE LIST (As always, all wines are purchased from the restaurant, and may change)::
1. Buttonwood, "ZINGY" Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez 2010
- fresh, crisp and clean - a stellar example
2. Paul Pernot, Bourgogne, Burgundy, France 2010
- a noted all-star producer, this wine is so precise, a perfect example
3. Riverbench, Chardonnay "Estate" Santa Maria, 2010
- produced by a legend, this wine is rich, ripe, round, full throttle and balanced with generous oak and butter!
4. La Fenêtre, Pinot Noir, Single Vineyard, Santa Maria, 2009
- mouthfeel, color, nose, aroma - check out this hot new producer of top quality Pinot Noir.
5. Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot, 2009
- Top quality and value found here: chocolate cover cherry, toasted orange peal, yes we are going to drink some F-ing good Merlot
6. Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007

- 93 Points James Suckling, 92 Points The Wine Advocate. Dark cranberry in color with a hint of baking spices in the nose.
7. Beekeeper, Zinfandel, Madrone Spring Vineyard, Rockpile, Sonoma County 2009
- A noble wine from one of Sonoma's top Zinfandel destinations




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).


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We are pleased to be working with our partner location Bottlerock, in Downtown Los Angeles for this event (note:  This is not the Culver City location).

Bottlerock and LearnAboutWine have had a long working relationship - and we intend to promote this location heavily in 2013.  Located a few blocks away from STAPLES center, across the street from the PALM and on the same street as RIVERA;  this is a top meeting spot for Angelenos.   Beer, wine and casual fare is served 7 days a week, lunch or dinner in addition to a strong selection of wines available for purchase and to take home or offer as a gift.


 Our events do not fall during peak game or show times;  but may end as a show or game begins… so parking is important.  Get too close to STAPLES, the price of parking can be very high - so please seek parking east of our location.  

On Sunday's - there is "some" free street parking, but you may need to search for a while or choose to select a low cost lot and there are many to choose from.  Please be very careful when selecting your parking lot, some are priced much higher than others and we do not want anyone to have an unpleasant experience… we anticipate parking charges between $5 and $10 per car - please arrive early to select the best option available.   Enjoy a nice appetizer and



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Josie Restaurant
2424 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Sunday, February 3, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:15 PM (PST)

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