Top Wines of 2022

LearnAboutWine.com presents Top Wines of 2022
Wednesday, January 25 @ 7 PM 
A virtual & interactive presentation of last year’s top wines!
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Take a deep dive into seven of 2022’s greatest wines with Wine Expert Ian Blackburn. Ian buys wine for a number of high profile accounts in Los Angeles, as well as a number of private clients. His pursuit is always to find new efforts of merit and to help smaller producers succeed. Top Wines of 2022 explores a unique set of special wines and Ian explains why they each deserve a spot on “the year's best list.” Join us live on Zoom and taste along with wine delivered. Tickets can be purchased here!  VERY LIMITED. Explore more of Ian’s top wine picks by checking out his blog here.

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★Lagar de Cervera, Pazo de Seoane, Rosal, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2020 (Ian's Top Pick) ($28)
98 Points
 
★Fritz Haag, Brauneberger Juffer Kabinett, Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2021 ($34)
95 Points
 
★Drew Wines, "Fog Eater" Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, California, 2021($60)
96 Points
 
★Aaron Keola, Sand & Stone, Paso Robles, California, 2020 ($50)
96 Points 
 
★Locanda, Beckstoffer Georges lll Vineyard, Napa Valley, California, 2018 ($200)
96 Points
 
★Ramos Pinto, Quinta de Ervamoira Port, Douro, Portugal, 2002 
2002 is current release in distribution - 99 Points ($80)
 
★Once & Future, 'Frank's Block' Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel, Dry Creek, Sonoma, 2019 ($60)
100 Points

 

ABOUT IAN TODD BLACKBURN  Wine Educator, Professional Sommelier / Host and Master of Wine Student  - I discovered the wine industry while working with Chef’s Thomas Keller and Joachim Splichal in the top dining rooms of Los Angeles. My passion redirected my career from restaurants/hotels to vineyards and wine-education.  Now with over 25-years of experience hosting events; leading trips around the wine world; I published a wine book; produced my own wine called Beekeeper Cellars and sat for the difficult Master of Wine Exam! Today, I am considered one of the region's best wine educators and work for my 20,000 followers (follow me), visiting vineyards and wine regions and producing over 100 wine classes and events a year for my businesses and my team.      

Timeline 

1995 Learnaboutwine.com was created

2003-2005 TASTE on Two Rodeo – weekly tastings on Rodeo Drive 

2005 LASupportsLA donated $250K to Hurricane Katrina Charities 

2007 My wine class was featured on ABC’s The Bachelor 

2010 Sold 5000 Groupons in one day to survive the great recession 

2016 Appeared in the Movie “Sour Grapes” – Yes, Rudi was originally a student

2019 Surpassed 1 million dollars in Charity donations through our various events 

2020 Pivoted to our own retail store called Merchantofwine.com & we still deliver! 

2022 Appeared in the Movie “A Perfect Vintage” 





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