Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine
Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, CA
We believe it is easier to learn about wine when the wines are exceptional and you can connect with a top educator!
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Whether you are new to wine or someone who's intimidated by all the information… a wine lover who simply wants to take your enjoyment to the next level, this introductory tasting class is perfect for you. At LearnAboutWine's fun and informative two-hour "Wine Camp", you'll learn how wine is made, how to improve your ability to describe what you're tasting, the do's and don'ts of wine service and even how to pair wine with some of your favorite foods. As you expand your knowledge, you'll have the opportunity to taste seven great wines and use your new-found sommelier skills to evaluate them like the pros. It's an evening of history, anecdotes and laughs -- all served in generous proportions.
LearnAboutWine believes it is easier to learn about wine when the wines are great. Different from a wine shop, LearnAboutWine is not trying to sell you wine but instead, work with high quality wine from best of breed locations.
Sample Wine Selection:
1. Buttonwood, ZINGY Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez
**Unobstructed, clean, fresh, focused and beautiful. Varietal - Grapefruit, melon, grass, fresh, crisp, and clean, a stellar example.
2. Paul Pernot, Bourgogne, Burgundy, France
**Typical: a key learning element from an all-star producer, this wine is precise, a perfect example, earth first, wet stone, mineral, pretty, delicate and marked acid profile.
3. Riverbench, Chardonnay Estate Santa Maria
**Classic California style Chardonnay; rich, round, ripe apple, pear, spice, vanilla, with balance and with generous oak & butter!
4. La Fenetre, ACOTE Pinot Noir, Central Coast.
**Smaller producers change the wine world, see why this is one to follow. Great mouthfeel, soft color, elegant nose, aromatic cherry and brown spice.
5. Duckhorn Napa Valley Merlot
**A classic Merlot with a great story and reputation. Top quality and value found here: chocolate cover cherry, hints of toasted orange peal, vanilla, and Napa dust.
6. Silverado, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
**Again, focused on classic references help us understand the foundation of fine wine and lead us to see where wine is going. Dark Cassis elements, hints of eucalyptus, mint, chocolate, and espresso with chiseled tannin and structure.
7. Beekeeper, Zinfandel, Madrone Spring Vineyard, Rockpile, Sonoma County
**Zinfandel is a favorite varietal at LearnAboutWine. Great Wine is all about where the story touches the quality and joy results. This is a noble wine from one of Sonoma's top Zinfandel destinations and a fun story to tell.
Taste great wines in a classroom/elegant setting
Meet other wine lovers (Great for singles and a great date as well for couples)
Great for diverse wine tasting experience levels - beginner to avid wine fans.
Correct the miss information you have been told and demystify wine
Be entertained by one of LA’s most experienced, passionate and creditable instructors Ian Blackburn - Founder of LearnAboutWine
CSW, JWE - Founder and Educator 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 500 wine students in the last 5 years with a Junior Wine Executive credential (JWE).
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