STARS of France presents STARS of France

Wednesday, December 21 @ 7 PM 

A virtual & interactive presentation between you and the experts!


France is renowned for the production of certified “CLASSICS”. STARS of FRANCE is a focus on the classics and the producers that make a number of great reference wines. LearnAboutWine hosts numerous tastings to keep sharpening the knife of wine information and in this effort we gather the STARS of French wine for a virtual tasting on December 21st. This 75 minute session of wine tasting will feature wines from a spectacular array of terroir. Discover insider knowledge from the very best in the business and taste six delicious classic wines! Participants will have a choice of (a) tasting flight kit (2.0 oz) or (b) bottle kit delivered right to your door. Early Bird tickets are on sale now - limited to 40 guests. Prices increase as the event date approaches! Visit STARSOFWINE.COM for tickets and information.

_____________________ ✦  Wine List ✦_____________________

Alphonse Mellot, La Moussière Sancerre Blanc, Loire Valley, France, 2020 ($36)

92 Points

Bouchard Père & Fils, Beaune Du Château Rouge, Premier Cru, Burgundy, France, 2018 ($60)

92 Points

Pierre-gaillard St. Joseph "Clos De Cuminaille" Rhône, France, 2017 ($40)

93 Points

Clau De Nell "Cuvée Violette" Anjou, Loire, France, 2018 ($65)

96 Points

"Pauillac" By Château Grand-puy-lacoste, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 2016 ($55)

93 Points

Château Rieussec, Les Carmes De Rieussec, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France, 2017 ($40)

90 Points

For a higher tier (highest?) tasting - see our TASTE OF THE BEST on Dec 28th

About Ian Blackburn

Ian discovered the wine industry at the ripe age of 21 while working for famous chefs such as Thomas Keller and Joachim Splichal in the top dining rooms of Los Angeles. The discovery of wine and his endless need for knowledge quickly engulfed Ian’s life. His passion would eventually redirect his career from restaurants and hotels to vineyards and education. In 1995 was born, becoming the first website dedicated to wine education.
With over 25-years of experience traveling the wine world, Ian is a published author (Wiley Publications, 2002), has 10 vintages of top level winemaking on his resume at Beekeeper Cellars, and is considered one of the region's best wine educators. Ian’s push to evolve and his ability to pivot has produced a strata of new concepts such as, (virtual education), (the family’s online wine store), and now the return of in-person gatherings with Ian maintains high levels of entertainment and enthusiasm at his events by using all the great gathering spots in LA as potential venues. All while making a name for himself in the wine industry, Ian has never forgotten to give back to the community. Over the last few years he has raised over $650,000 for the T.J. Martell Foundation, which donates to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to help fund research to cure cancer in children. The combined charity efforts of LearnAboutWine have raised over a million dollars for a variety of causes throughout Los Angeles and beyond.