STARS of Wine


April - STARS of Italian Wine


May - STARS of White Wine

STARS of White Wine

June - STARS of Rosé

STARS of Rosé

July - STARS of Pinot

August - STARS of South Africa

September - STARS of New Zealand

October - STARS of Australia

November - STARS of Cabernet

December - STARS of France


January - STARS of California Wine

stars of California wine

February - Rhône Warriors

Rhone warriors

March - STARS of Napa Valley

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Ian graduated from California Polytechnic University in Hospitality Management in 1991 (Distinguished Alumni 2008) and is a live-long crusader for wine and improving the wine lifestyle. In 1995, Ian pioneered the internet's first website dedicated to wine education and in 2020, he re-launches to allow nationwide access to his passionate wine classes, tasting events and virtual tastings via Zoom. Ian’s career has shifted from floor service, to distributor representative, to state manager for an international wine portfolio, to author, to internet wine pioneer and now Ian is a leader in Zoom-based wine classes and events. In 2009, Ian launched his own wine brand with Clay Mauritson dedicated to the world's best Zinfandel; Beekeeper Cellars continues to amass top scores (95-97 points) critical acclaim and professional praise. Ian has dedicated his life to fine wine and holds a number of credentials from the Society of Wine Educators, and continues his study with the Masters of Wine in London. Ian’s first book was published in 2002 and he expects to publish a new book in 2021.

Since 2001, Ian has served as an official Educational Ambassador for the Regions of Champagne, France and The Napa Valley. Celebrating 25+ years in Wine Education, this new age of on line education played right into Ian’s creative hands - contact to hire Ian for your corporate event or private function.

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