Saturday / March 3, 2018

923 E 3rd St East 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


This fun and delicious gathering features 2 types of empanadas; a tasting of top quality home made chimichurri; and a fun tasting of approx. 18-20 different wines from Chile and Argentina. From the crisp and cool Torrontes; the costal Pinots, epic malbecs, the lavish blends as well as the massive Cabernets. Hear about the latest happenings, taste some top wines and meet some great wine lovers.

This is a sit down program hosted by Wine Professional, Wine buyer and Sommelier Ian Blackburn.  The program starts promptly and lasts about 2 hours, which goes quickly when you're tasting 18-20 amazing wines.



Colome Torrontes 2016

Vina Cobos Felino Chardonnay Mendoza 2016

Cruzat Cuvee Nature Mendoza NV

Cuvelier Los Andes Coleccion Malbec 2013

Kaiken Malbec Reserva Mendoza 2015

Nieto Senetiner Malbec Don Nicanor 2015

Padrillos Malbec Mendoza 2014

Zorzal Malbec Gran Terroir 2013

Santa Julia Reserva Mountain Blend (Malbec) Valle de Uco 2015

Tapiz Malbec Alta Collection Mendoza 2014

Trapiche Malbec Finca Ambrosia Mendoza 2013

Vina Cobos Felino Malbec Medoza 2016

Bramare Cabernet Sauvignon Lujan de Cuyo 2015

Chacra Pinot Noir Cincuenta y Cinco 2015

BenMarco Expresivo Mendoza 2014

Terrazas Cheval des Andes 2013

Zolo Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013

Norton Privada Mendoza 2014


wineLA is about enhancing the wine culture of Los Angeles. To do so, wine must be in rhythm with fashion, music, food and other beverages. It must take advantage of the geography, the architecture and the centers of interest. Los Angeles is a giant playground with an amazing array of venues, spaces, wine bars, restaurants, beaches, roof tops, gardens, and magical views. We want to be a part of the LA lifestyle, the wine lifestyle, and celebrate the people, the place and the passion.

wineLA will promote significant events, occasional classes, and tastings of merit. This is phase two of what we started 20 years ago at LearnAboutWine.com - America’s first wine education website and first in wine event creation. LearnAboutWine will now evolve onto a digital platform; the transformation will take some time; so we will slowly rebrand our event efforts onto wineLA, reduce the number of activities we focus on, and elevate our efforts to focus on the next big thing… Doing what is best for the wine industry and the communities we serve. Edicts: innovate, evolve and excite.

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Ian Blackburn, CSW, JWE ­‐ LearnAboutWine & wineLA Professional Sommelier, Candidate for the Master of Wine

Ian drinks wine for a living and plans 50 ­‐100 public and private events a year. Ian stays busy buying collectible wines for high profile clients, planning luxury wine trips for his audience, hosting corporate events, 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 800,000 students. With a reach of over 80,000 current subscribers and followers, LearnAboutWine now focuses on the best quality events and classes, and wine credential programs which have graduated over 1000 wine students in the last 9 years with a Junior Wine Executive credential (JWE). See what is happening NOW at our new website winela.com.

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