wineLA Presents: Palate Builder @ Lunetta

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November 18, 2019 (Mon)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

2424 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405

View Map  |   310-451-7600

Cost: 60

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Educational     Networking     Spirits     Wine    
As much fun as you can have wine tasting!
About this Event

We pour 18 wines (more when we sell-out) three wines at-a-time, blind! We tell you what they are, what they smell/taste like, but we don’t tell you which glass they’re in! You work with your team to guess the right answers while we provide you with some stellar trivia and other competitive elements. This class helps develop tasting skills to help identify wines. It's fast, it's fun… it's delicious!!!

Build your palate, reinforce and expand what you know, or learn it for the first time! This class is fun for everyone ߘʰߍ·

  • ߑƒAroma Training ✨ - learn how to smell wine differently
  • ߑ…Tasting Vocabulary ߤ“- get your wine game in gear!
  • ߌŽOld World Detection ߔ - stone, earth, acidity, etched acidity, like a fingerprint!
  • ߌŽNew World Characteristics ߔ - fruit forward, use of wood, acid, or underripe?
  • Learn Alcohol, Oak, Fruit/Varietal, Place, Vintage, Variation!
  • Understand more and build your palate! ߑŰߏ˯؏‍♀️
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Ian is a 25+ year wine veteran, a winemaker (Beekeeper), hosted over 1700 classes and events in the past 25 years and loves to meet new people that are really into great wine and lifestyle. Click here to learn more about Ian Blackburn and to hire him for you private or corporate event.


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