First Growth Bordeaux Dinner with Chef Christophe Émé

Event innovator 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, 2020

95 Points

Château Pape, Clement Blanc, Pessac-Leognan, 2016

98 Points

Château Margaux, Pavillon Blanc, Bordeaux, 2016

96 Points
2nd Course | Right Bank

Château Cheval Blanc, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, 2012

96 Points

Petit Cheval, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, 2011

91 Points

Château Figeac, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, 2010

98 Points
3rd Course | 2nd, 3rd & 4th Growth

Château Pichon, Comtesse Lalande, Pauillac, 2009

97 Points

Château Brane Cantenac, Margaux, 2009

95 Points

Château Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan, 2007

92 Points
4th Course | 1st Growth

Château La Mission Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan, 2012

97 Points

Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, 2009

100 Points

Château Margaux, Margaux, 2008

96 Points
5th Course | A Study of Bleu Cheese

Château d'Yquem, Bordeaux, 2007

98 Points
Coffee and Dessert Provided!

About Ian Blackburn

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 as a way to bring his version of wine education and entertainment to a limitless audience. With his family’s wine store, virtual wine tastings with wine delivered "at home" provide a pathway, and now we celebrate the return of live events!