When Three Worlds Collide...
Join LearnAboutWine for a special class bringing together three divine creations... wine, cheese and chocolate.You will explore the sensual contrasts and delights that each element brings to the experience -- the crisp acidity, mouth-filling robustness or smooth viscosity of great wine; the sharp, subtly sweet or complexity of fine cheese; and the rich luxuriousness of superior chocolate ranging from creamy milk to intensely dark.
Ticket: $79 per person
Special Two for $140
TASTE 5 Great Cheeses!
TASTE 5 Amazing Chocolates
EXPERIENCE 10 Great Wines
World class wines worth knowing about.
Pighin, Pinot Grigio “Collio" Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy 2012
Ken Forrester "Old Vine Reserve" Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, South Africa 2012
Domaine Claude Riffault, Sancerre, "Les Boucauds" Loire, France 2012
Weingut Daniel Vollenweider "Wolfer Goldgrube” Riesling, Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2012
Chateau de Myrat, Barsac, France 2009
Allegrini "Palazzo della Torre" Corvina Veronese IGT, Veneto, Italy 2010
Jaffurs Wine Cellars, Syrah, Santa Barbara County 2011
Finca Decero, Remolinos Vineyard, Malbec, Agrelo/Mendoza, Argentina 2011
Eden Canyon “Jolie" (Cab, Cab Franc, Merlot) Paso Robles 2009
Benjamin Silver "50 Cask" Tawny Dessert, Santa Barbara NV
Manchego, DO, La Mancha - 18 months
Explorateur, French, Triple Cream - Fresh
Moody Blue, Smoked Blue, Wisconsin USA – Cow – 3 months
Beemster, Gouda, XO - 30 months - Holland - Cow
Cabot Cloth Bound - Champion Cheddar – voted #1 - Aged 2 years! Vermont - USA
ValRhona, Ivoire, White Chocolate (Blanc) - 35% Cocoa Butter
Cordillera, Milk Chocolate, Colombian 38% Cacao
ValRhona, Manjari, Madagascar, 64% Cacao
ValRhona, Caraibe, Caribbean Islands, 66% Cacao
Cordillera, Colombian, 70% Cacao
Founder and Educator
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).