Virtual Tasting Premier Host
Join wine educator and expert Ian Blackburn for an expert led BLIND tasting and discussion of TWELVE incredible PINOTS from ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!
Sip, swirl, explore, guess, learn, repeat!
Wine Beginners and Wine Nerds welcome.
Tasting Flight of TWELVE wines delivered to your door.
Native9 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, 2012
Argot, Pinot Noir "Mosaic", Sonoma County, California, 2016
Côtière, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, 2019
Donum Carneros Estate, Year of the Dog Pinot Noir, Sonoma, California, 2018
Holocene, Apocrypha Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2019
J. Christopher, Medici Vineyard Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, Oregon, 2018
Bergström, Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2018
Résonance "Résonance Vineyard" Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2015
Astrolabe "Province" Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2016/2017
Hippolyte Reverdy, Sancerre Rouge, Loire Valley, France, 2018
Bouchard Père & Fils, Premier Cru Beaune du Château Rouge, Burgundy, France, 2017
Domaine Collotte Fixin Les Champstions, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France, 2016
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.