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Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate


Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM (PST)

Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate

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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: $80 per person
Special Two for $129

TASTE 5 Great

TASTE 5 Amazing

Great Wines!

Ten Wines:  World class wines worth knowing about.


Vetiver, Viura, Rioja Vendimia 2009


Eric Chevalier, Fie Gris, Loire Valley, France 2010


Summerland, Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley 2007


Tintero, Moscato D Asti, Sori Gramella 2011


Domaine De Durban, Muscat Beaumes de Venise, Rhone 2009


Bonaccorsi, "Fiddlestix Vineyard" PInot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills 2009


Alidis, Ribera Del Duero, Spain 2010


Allegrini, Palazzo Della Torre, Veronese, Italy 2008


Ridge, Syrah, Dry Creek Valley 2007


Cuvelier Los Andes, Grand Vin, Mendoza Argentina 2007  


Five Cheeses: 


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 


Assorted Chocolate:


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


Ian Blackburn

Founder and Educator

Ian Blackburn, CSW, JWE - Founder of
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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Have questions about Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate? Contact LearnAboutWine

When & Where

Josie Restaurant
2424 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM (PST)

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