First Growth Bordeaux Dinner with Chef Christophe Émé
Event innovator LearnAboutWine.com is back with another great in-person experience. Sommelier and Founder, Ian Blackburn will be partnering with the talented (Michelin Star rated) Chef Christophe Émé for a night of fine cuisine paired expertly with over a dozen amazing Bordeaux wines. Dinner will be enjoyed at a beautiful arts district (Downtown Los Angeles) private event space with incredible views of the city. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity, only 14 seats are offered at this exclusive gathering made possible by Duclot Bordeaux, LearnAboutWine, and Chef Émé. Get tickets here!
Dinner Menu TBA, dietary restrictions will be met with advanced notice only. Wine list below.
1st Course | Bordeaux Blanc
Château Lynch-Bages, Blanc de Lynch Bages, Bordeaux, 202095 Points
Château Pape, Clement Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, 201698 Points
Château Margaux, Pavillon Blanc, Bordeaux, 201696 Points
2nd Course | Right Bank
Château Cheval Blanc, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, 201296 Points
Petit Cheval, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, 201191 Points
Château Figeac, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, 201098 Points
3rd Course | 2nd, 3rd & 4th Growth
Château Pichon, Comtesse Lalande, Pauillac, 200997 Points
Château Brane Cantenac, Margaux, 200995 Points
Château Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan, 200792 Points
4th Course | 1st Growth
Château La Mission Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan, 201297 Points
Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, 2009100 Points
Château Margaux, Margaux, 200896 Points
5th Course | A Study of Bleu Cheese
Château d'Yquem, Bordeaux, 200798 Points
When you're raised in a military family, drinking wine may not be the first idea that comes to mind, but that is what happened! 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.
Working with the world’s greatest wine brands for most of his adult-life; leading wine tours and culinary adventures around the world; Ian loves to share his story and his passion. When Covid shut down wineLA’s event business, Ian pivoted full circle and restarted digitally 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" provide a pathway, and now we celebrate the return of live events!