Learn About Wine – Les Chateaux des Bordeaux

Wine bars are all the rage right now. In fact, here in Los Angeles it almost seems like we’ve got about as many new enotecas as marijuana dispensaries. Trust me, that’s a lot of vino.

While I’ve been loving this trend, I have also really noticed that there is a distinct lack of wine education offered by these establishments. It’s rare to find a place that hosts classes or opportunities to learn about what they have on the menu and why. Often the waiters are kind and helpful and exuberant, but they can’t really offer a breakdown of what went into the bottle – and how one can get the most out of it.

To fill that void, Los Angeles is lucky to have Ian Blackburn leading us from the levels of oeno-ignorance to aficionado. Through his company, Learn About Wine, he offers everything from Intro to Wine classes; to Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairings; to credential programs for consumers and professionals.

Ian also organizes grand tasting events which gather the best of the bunch across a wide array of categories. Often, the actual vintners are present to discuss their product and, without condescension, answer all questions. Everyone – novice and expert alike – leave having learned something.

On Wednesday, January 27th, Ian is partnering with Wally’s Wines and Spirits to offer a tasting of hundreds of Bordeaux’s best wines. Most of the actual Chateau owners are turning out for this Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux event, and will be pouring and discussing their own.

When was the last time you got that at a wine bar?

At $49 per ticket, this tasting is actually a fraction of the price of a single bottle of Grand Cru! Tickets are still available, and I encourage you to come out and enjoy this experience.

Our Bordeaux knowledge went from 0-60 at the BevMo! tasting that featured 100 Bordeaux wines and it helped us better understand French wine, winemaking, and red blends from around the world. We highly recommend these types of events in general, but this one will be special.

If you’re ready to learn about wine, Ian Blackburn’s Learn About Wine events are the way to go. And if you’re going to go, the Union des Grand Crus tasting is a great place to start.

Register today to get your spot!

Posted on by Arianna Armstrong in Arianna's Wine Tasting Notes, Cool Wine Sites

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