LearnAboutWine celebrates 15th Annual STARS of Santa Barbara STARS of Santa Barbara and Paso Robles wine tasting at Leica Store and Gallery, West Hollywood
Los Angeles – January 24, 2017 – LearnAboutWine is pleased to announce the 15th Annual STARS of Santa Barbara Wine Tasting at Leica Store and Gallery in West Hollywood. Long term industry stallworth, LearnAboutWine (now in its 20th year of service) has been introducing Santa Barbara wineries to key Los Angelenos long prior to Sideways.
Ian Blackburn says “This is our most local wine region of absolute high quality world wine recognition. Santa Barbara is making some of the best wine around the world.” and “The community of small producers is what really makes Santa Barbara fun, fresh and cutting edge.”
LearnAboutWine will bring together over 40 top producers for a spectacular affair on January 18th at the Leica Store and Gallery. (INSERT NAMES HERE), will be attending and hosting a VIP tasting of their top tier wines, and the lineup of brands participating is set to represent a huge cross section of the best in the business.
Stars of Santa Barbara and Paso Robles also informs the masses about the growing refinements in Santa Barbara and in its sub-appellations; Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Sta Rita Hills, Happy Canyon and most recently Ballard Canyon! There is always a great amount of change and evolution in Santa Barbara - and if you think you have your hands around it - check back next year because it’s going to grow and change again!
A silent auction, containing lots of collectable and large format wines, benefits TJ Martell Foundation. The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation sources and supports early-stage research projects aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments for patients which otherwise might not be funded. Learn more at tjmartell.org.
Tickets on sale now for January 24, 2017.
For more information about the event and to purchase tickets please visit StarsofSantaBarbara.com.
Confirmed Wineries so far (over 20 will appear)
Clos Pepe Estate
Bonaccorsi Wine Company
FOXEN and foxen
Mesa Winery & Vineyards
About LearnAboutWine and the new wineLA.com Ian Blackburn, founder of LearnAboutWine, drinks wine for a living. Since it was established in 1995, he has built LearnAboutWine into the leading source for wine education and events in Southern California and as it turns 22 years old in 2017. To celebrate its 22th Anniversary, LearnAboutWine will get a big facelift and a new brand called wineLA (.com) will take over events and classes in Los Angeles. Ian Blackburn say’s “LearnAboutWine has a higher purpose that we intend to grow nationwide in 2015… an exciting time for us indeed.” Ian continues to innovate and focus on demystifying wine for everyone from the casual drinker to the potential collector and was voted as “One of the Top 5 Places to Taste Wine in Los Angeles” by LAist.com (8/2013). Ian’s passion for wine and entertaining makes him one of the top spokespersons in the United States and currently Ian is studying for his Masters of Wine. Ian’s entertaining ways can heard on YouTube, or on many of Los Angeles radio airwaves; ABC’s “The Bachelor” and on Wealth TV. About Leica Store and Gallery The Leica Gallery Los Angeles is the first of it's kind for the Leica Camera Company and was created as a space to inspire all photographers and Leica users. It is over 4000 square feet and flooded with natural light. The Gallery includes a curated library of rare books by Martin Parr and a multi media space for talks and Leica akademies. There is also a beautiful 1000 square foot patio connected to the front of the gallery where guests may relax, read a book and have a coffee and meet with other photographers and friends. Click HERE for photos of past events. LAST YEARS NOTE: Jeff Nelson of Liquid Farm and Bob Lindquist of Qupe Wine Cellars