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The Champagne Challenge: Howlin' Ray's Edition

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    Sat, January 28, 2023 (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

584 Mateo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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All Blind, All Fun, All Amazing and Now In-Person & with Howlin' Ray's Fried Chicken! Can you tell which is which?

Join us for a tasting of 21 different Champagnes (approx. $2,200 worth) and a fried chicken sandwich at COMUNITYmade.

Howlin' Ray's is known for their iconic fried chicken sandwiches and is not to be missed!

We pour three wines at a time, all blind (WARNING - Each paying guest will get poured the equivalent of an entire BOTTLE of Champagne)!

The class lasts about 2 Hours as we quickly taste, rate, and review the three wines and pick our favorites. Taste up to 21 wines when sold out.

*Please notify us if you have allergies or dietary restrictions with advance notice.
Wine List (Subject to change):Blind; The last three wines are TETE level CRISTAL vs COMTES vs KRUG - Fast - Fun and eFFervescent

Welcome Wines

Café de Paris, Blanc de Blancs Brut, France, NV

Field Recordings "Salad Days" Pet Nat, Paso Robles, California, NV

Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs, Brut, Champagne, France, NV

Which Producer Will Capture Your Imagination?

Bérêche & Fils, Brut Reserve Champagne, France, NV

Champagne Henriot, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France, NV

Costco Brut, Champagne, France, NV

Charles Heidsieck, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France, NV

Dehours, Grande Réserve Brut, Champagne, France, NV

Delamotte Blanc de Blancs, Brut, Mesnil-sur-Oger-Champagne, France, NV

Delamotte, Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne, France, NV

Diebolt-Vallois, “Tradition” Brut, Champagne, France, NV

Gaston Chiquet, Blancs de Blancs, d’Aÿ, Grand Cru, Champagne, France, NV

J. Lasalle, Cachet d'Or, 1er Cru Brut, Champagne, France, NV (Highly Recommended)

Marc Hébrart, Mes Favorites 1er Cru Brut, Vieilles Vignes, Champagne, France, NV

Pol Roger, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France, NV

Taittinger, Brut Reserve La Française, Champagne, France

Veuve Fourny & Fils, Blanc de Blancs, Brut Nature Premier Cru, Champagne, France, NV

Vilmart et Cie, Grand Cellier, Brut, Champagne, France, NV

Rosé Flight

Billecart-Salmon, Brut Rosé, Champagne, France, NV

Paul Bara, Rosé Brut Grand Cru, Champagne, France, NV

Thiénot, Brut Rosé, Champagne, France, NV

Tete de Cuvée

Laurent-Perrier, Grande Siècle, Champagne, France, NV

Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France, 2011

Piper-Heidsieck "Rare" Brut Millésime, Champagne, France, 2008

*We open one bottle per person, each person will drink an equal amount of wine no matter how many guests attend. We open 21 wines when sold out

*wine list may change without notice

RECOMMENDED TIP - Only if earned - This ticket does not include service tip. Should the team deliver an exceptional experience - please tip accordingly. We are opening over $2000 worth of Champagne; a 20% gratuity on the value of the ticket is approx $30 per person.



ABOUT IAN BLACKBURN, WINE EDUCATOR - 25 YEARS OF INDUSTRY SERVICEIan discovered the wine industry at the ripe age of 21 while working for famous chefs such as Thomas Keller and Joachim Splichal in the top dining rooms of Los Angeles. The discovery of wine and his endless need for knowledge quickly engulfed Ian’s life. His passion would eventually redirect his career from restaurants and hotels to vineyards and education. In 1995 LearnAboutWine.com was born, becoming the first website dedicated to wine education.With over 25-years of experience traveling the wine world, Ian is a published author (Wiley Publications, 2002), has 10 vintages of top level winemaking on his resume at Beekeeper Cellars, and is considered one of the region's best wine educators. Ian’s push to evolve and his ability to pivot has produced a strata of new concepts such as, ZoomIntoWine.com (virtual education), MerchantofWine.com (the family’s online wine store), and now the return of in-person gatherings with LearnAboutWine.com. Ian maintains high levels of entertainment and enthusiasm at his events by using all the great gathering spots in LA as potential venues. All while making a name for himself in the wine industry, Ian has never forgotten to give back to the community. Over the last few years he has raised over $650,000 for the T.J. Martell Foundation, which donates to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help fund research to cure cancer in children. The combined charity efforts of LearnAboutWine have raised over a million dollars for a variety of causes throughout Los Angeles and beyond. | merchantofwine.com | beekeepercellars.com | learnaboutwine.com



NOTICE REGARDING ALLERGIES, FOOD RESTRICTIONS + LIMITATIONS INCLUDING BEVERAGES BUT NOT LIMITED TO WINE*Proof of vaccination is required*Please carefully review any programs you may be interested involving food/refreshment/beverages.No refunds, cancellations, or date swaps.Unfortunately, refreshments and food & beverage substitutions are politely declined. We try our best to accommodate food limitations/restrictions, however, it is our policy is to inform you that we make no promises or guarantees of any particular food/ beverage accommodation, regardless of whether WineLA or our third-party venue is providing refreshments/ food and/or beverages.We make no promises guarantees that if/ any refreshments/food and/or beverages are free of any allergens and/or health restricting products/elements.We will not be held responsible/liable for/if any illness that may occur while consuming at his/her/their own free will and at his/her/their own discretion.*Please be advised, outside food and beverage is not permitted at any of our events.*Adult Participants must be 21 and over. Valid government issued ID required to attend this event. The entirety of the experience is important and vital for the enjoyment of all adult participants. Our private events are created for adults 21-years of age and older and unable to accommodate minors. Minors are not allowed into any of our events.*ALL/ANY TICKET SALE IS FINAL. WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS/EXCHANGES/CREDITS/TRANSFERS BETWEEN OUR PROGRAMS.Email us - tlc@learnaboutwine.comPROPOSITION 65 WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine, and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. Email us: tlc@learnaboutwine.com LearnAboutWine.com Office | 10am-4pm PST Tuesday-Friday | 310-451-7600
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