welcome to wine camp


For thousands of years, people have made and enjoyed wine. But if it's been around so long, why is it so difficult to Learn About Wine? Why is wine so intimidating? At WineLA, we know how to demystify this delicious and ancient beverage for the modern consumer. Whether you’re new to wine, or you’re someone who wants to take your wine knowledge to the next level, our Wine Camp is the perfect introductory tasting class. We’ll give you the confidence you need to explore the wonderful world of wine. Over the years we've helped tens of thousands of people Learn About Wine, and we can help you too!

This 2-hour wine experience is packed with information. You’ll learn how wine is made, improve your ability to describe wine, find out the best way to serve wine, and we’ll even discuss food and wine pairing. At Wine Camp you’ll explore seven outstanding wines in a fun and relaxed setting. When you’re finished, you’ll be able to enjoy wine at a higher level and make confident purchases with your new, topical insights.


  • A primer on how wine is made.
  • Lessons on how to taste wine from a pro. 
  • Insights into food and wine pairing.
  • An exploration of great wine service to help you be a better host and a better guest.
  • Tips on reading labels, purchasing and storing wine.
  • Insider insights about emerging trends in wine that you’ll want to know.


  • A guided tasting of seven great wines to help you acquire the skills you need to
    elevate your personal wine appreciation.

History, anecdotes, and laughs all served in generous portions!
Over 80,000 students have attended Wine Camp since we starting in 1995!



SEE wine camp IN ACTION




2015 Chateau d'Esclans Cotes de Provence
Whispering Angel Rose, Provence, France

2014 Domaine Paul Pernot Bourgogne
Chardonnay, Burgundy, France

2014 Merryvale Chardonnay, Carneros, USA

2015 Loring Wine Company - LWC Garys' Vineyard
Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, USA

2013 Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley, USA

2013 Round Pond Estate
Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, USA

2009 Mauritson Rockpile Winery 'Rockpile Ridge Vineyard'
Zinfandel, Sonoma County, USA


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 - 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.

We thank you for joining our newsletter, we will be sending fewer emails and packing them with amazing content. We want to be your wine content provider and would love to hear about your favorite places, your music, your locations - we want to be under the influence of what ignites your passion for Los Angeles.

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

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