Friday / March 16, 2018 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  - SOLD OUT!!
Saturday / March 17, 2018 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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


Approx 21 amazing wines of SPAIN or FRANCE - all served blind - competitive style... you pick your favorites and then we reveal. Flights of three will be served - which is which and which is better? Who thinks this is Spain? Who thinks this is France? Learn about all the wines - get introduced to new varietals and ideas - these are top wines - not grocery store offerings No knowledge necessary - but even the MOST advanced wine audience will love this presentation... over $1000 worth of wine to be presented. Hosted by Wine Educator Ian Blackburn and filled with laugher - fun - music - and a great audience.... come alone or bring a date. A petite cheese plate with artisan bread and crackers will be served.

This is a sit down - on time - prompt start - educational/competition/fun program for all wine education levels.  

High energy on Friday or Saturday Night




Bodegas Muga 'Prado Enea' Gran Reserva, Rioja DOCa, Spain 2006 (One of the best $$$)

Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, Rioja DOCa, Spain 2007 (Collectable +$)

Brumont Chateau Montus Cuvee Prestige, Madiran, France 2003 (LEGENDARY)

Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous, Rhone, France 2012 (A Top wine)

Bodegas Vetus 'Vetus', Toro, Spain 2011 (A beast)

R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia 'Vina Bosconia' Reserva, Rioja DOCa, Spain 2004 (Awesome)

Domaine Santa Duc Vacqueyras Rouge 'Les Aubes', Rhone, France 2009 (Cellared)

Anne et Jean-Francois Ganevat Y'A Bon The Canon, Vin de France (Ganevat-Y'all-means wild!)

Dominio de Pingus 'PSI', Ribera del Duero, Spain 2014 (from the producer of PINGUS) 

Suertes del Marques 'Los Pasitos' Baboso Negro, Valle de la Orotava, Spain 2013 (Rare and cool)

Pierre-Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux Moulin-a-Vent Les Trois Roches, Beaujolais, France 2014 (spectacular)

Bodegas Contador - Benjamin Romeo 'Predicador' Blanco, Rioja DOCa, Spain 2011 (top wine value - of the world)

Bodegas Rafael Palacios Bolo Godello, Valdeorras, Spain 2013 (Go! Dello!)

Pierre Moncuit Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne, France 2006 (Moncuit - My favorite Champagne of 2017)

Bordeaux - TBA - Something older - and a bit dirty to see if you can tell the difference with RIOJA

Domaine des Baumard Coteaux du Layon Carte D'Or, Loire, France 2013 (Chenin will impress)

Celler Cal Pla Mas d'en Compte Blanc, Priorat DOCa, Spain 2012 (Slight oxidation releases amazing aromatics)

Pere Ventura Cupatge d'Honor Brut Nature Cava, Catalonia, Spain 2011 (can you tell this is not champagne?)

Castell d'Age Anne Marie Comtesse Brut Nature Reserva Cava, Penedes, Spain (champagne pretender - beautiful)

Damien Laureau 'La Petite Roche', Savennieres, France 2013 (Chenin Bone Dry)


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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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