Virtual Tasting Premier Host
Cost: $15 for a Tasting Flight or $45 for Two Bottles
Join us as Ian Blackburn hosts a virtual wine tasting with special guest and co-host Dana Farner - taste two incredible Pinots and join the conversation!
Dana Farner has spent most of her life in restaurants, most recently as Beverage Director and Sommelier of Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at the Beverly Wilshire, which she opened in 2006. Her wine career began in NYC as Sommelier at Blue Water Grill after her passion for blind tasting took hold.
Outside restaurants, Dana was Regional Director for SevenFifty and serves as Wine Advisor for private clients.
Dubbed “the indie-rock goddess sommelier” by Jonathan Gold in LA Weekly, and “one of the best around” by Bon Appetit, Dana holds the Advanced Level certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Stringtown, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2019
Domaine Daniel Rion & Fils, Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France, 2018
$15 - Tasting Flight of two wines delivered to your door!
$45 - Two bottles delivered to your door!
$10 flat-rate shipping anywhere in CA :)
ABOUT IAN TODD BLACKBURN - WINE EDUCATOR & ENTREPRENEUR
Being a wine anything wasn’t part of the original plan - and when you're raised in a military family, drinking wine may not be the first idea that comes to mind, either. Ian discovered the wine industry at the ripe age of 21 and didn't consider it a career option, but working for top chefs in the formidable dining rooms of early 1990s Los Angeles blew doors open - leading Ian to a career in wine education.
In 1995, he started the internet’s first website dedicated to teaching the world about wine: LearnAboutWine.com. Hosting 100 classes a year for about 20 years – Ian is finally starting to get the hang of this.
In 2009, Ian and his best friend Clay Mauritson started making wine together: BeekeeperCellars.com; while this brand remains a small production, Ian hopes to grow Beekeeper Zinfandel into something special.
Working with and around great wine brands for most of his adult-life, and leading wine tours and culinary adventures around the world - Ian loves to share his story and his passion. When Covid shut down his wineLA.com event business, Ian pivoted full circle and restarted LearnAboutWine.com and launched ZoomIntoWine.com as a way to bring his version of wine education and entertainment to a limitless audience. With his family’s wine store Merchantofwine.com, virtual wine tastings with wine delivered "at home" is the latest chapter in the evolution of Ian’s dedication to wine education, edu-tainment and the wine lifestyle. This bio and life is a work in progress…let's see what the next vintage provides.