Saturday / March 3, 2018

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

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

7:30 PM - 9:30 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.



Abremundos 'Octava Bassa' Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina 2011

Luca Laborde Double Select Syrah, Uco Valley, Argentina 2010

Luca G Lot Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina 2011

Luca G Lot Pinot Noir, Mendoza, Argentina 2012

Bodega Tapiz Alta Collection Malbec, Tupungato, Argentina 2014

Bodega y Cavas de Weinert Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina 2002

Bodegas Caro 'Amancaya' Gran Reserva Malbec - Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina 2011

Bodegas Caro 'Caro' Cosecha, Mendoza, Argentina 2010

Catena Zapata 'Catena Alta' Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2007

Colome Malbec Autentico High Altitude Vineyards, Salta, 2014

Don Miguel Gascon Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2015

Dona Paula Estate Torrontes,Cafayate, 2011

Ernesto Catena Vineyards Tikal Amorio Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina 2011

Ernesto Catena Vineyards Tikal Jublio, Uco Valley, Argentina 2012

Hubert Weber Vineyard Selection Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2007

Veramonte Primus The Blend, Colchagua Valley, 2011

Pinot - TBA

Cabernet - TBA


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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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