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Pinot Taste-Off

  • The Arts District, Downtown, Los Angeles 530 Molino St. #218 Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States (map)

Pinot Taste Off

7 PM - 9 PM


The Arts District, Downtown, Los Angeles

Northern California vs. Central Coast vs. Import

PINOT TASTE OFF - we learn, we laugh, we love to taste... BLIND... 21 wines when sold out... Which is Central Coast, Which is Northern California, which is from France? How can you tell them apart and what to look for?

We cover a ton of ground and have a ton of fun doing it... and at the end of the night we pick a favorite or two!!! It’s the PINOT TASTE OFF - limited to 24 guests.


We use the best in glassware, and provide a Petite Cheese plate from Chef's Warehouse. No prerequisite here - come and learn... experts are encouraged to be vocal.

Class is hosted by Ian Blackburn, 25 year wine industry Vet and he knows many of these producers - personally.

  • Bring a friend or 3 or come along and make new wine friends. Downtown Loft is private, comfortable, and well suited.

  • Dress is "come as you are" - some make a night of it and roll out to the dozens of hot spots within walking distance of the loft.

  • UBER or LYFT are recommended and as easy as can be... but parking is free in the Arts District.


  • Babich Wines Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016

  • Baldacci Family Vineyards Elizabeth Pinot Noir, Carneros, USA, 2014

  • Challen Jasper Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills, USA, 2012

  • Chateau Boswell Absolutely Eloise, Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills, USA, 2015

  • Cuvaison Spire Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, USA, 2017

  • Domaine Della 'Terra de Promissio' Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, USA, 2017

  • Domaine Yvon Clerget Clos du Verseuil Monopole, Volnay Premier Cru, France, 2005

  • Fess Parker Ashley's Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, USA, 2016

  • Jean-Baptiste Adam Pinot Noir Les Natures, Alsace, France, 2013

  • Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, California, USA, 2016

  • La Crema Shell Ridge Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, USA, 2016

  • La Voix 'Reflektor' Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills, USA, 2015

  • Loring Wine Co. Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills, USA, 2017

  • Louis Latour, Coteaux Bourguignons 'Les Pierres Dorees' Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France, 2017

  • Louis Latour, Beaune Premier Cru, France, 2015

  • Sea Smoke Ten Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills, USA, 2016

  • Sileni Estates Cellar Selection Pinot Noir, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, 2018

  • Talisman Gunsalus Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, USA, 2014

  • Tantara Winery Adobe Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, USA, 2010

  • Vina Garces Silva Amayna Pinot Noir, Leyda Valley, Chile, 2013

  • Work & Days Hill Justice Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Rose, USA, 2016


The Arts District, Downtown, Los Angeles
530 Molino St. #218
Los Angeles, CA 90013




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*FOOD: outside food and beverages of any kind are not permitted. Meals may/ may not be included in the program, see specific event description for details. If a program includes food, food/ refreshments and beverage substitutions politely declined. Our partnered third party food provider will make every effort to accommodate any food limitations/ restrictions, we make no promises or guarantees. We make no promises or guarantees that any/ all refreshments, food, or beverages are free of any allergens, health restricting products. We will not be held responsible, liable for any illness that may result while consuming food at your own free will, at your own discretion and at your own risk.

*All/any photos listed are for reference only and may not be presented at our event in exact sizes, shape, form, nor exact item specified in photos references. Actual event items/food subject to change without notice. Please contact us for specific details.

*Participants must be 21 years of age and older with a valid government issued I.D. required to attend our program, classes, and events. Any persons appearing to be intoxicated will be removed from our event without reimbursement. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. 

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