The Pinot Noir Dinner at Tesse on Sunset

LearnAboutWine is thrilled to return to in-person gatherings! This July will feature the very best of Pinot Noir celebrated alongside a delicious dinner at Tesse restaurant in West Hollywood. Allow expert Sommelier Ian Blackburn to guide you through the true stars of Pinot. Visit Tock to take advantage of our special Tock discount! 

___________________★ Wine List ★___________________

Paul Lato | Santa Barbara by Paul Lato

Mail Road | Santa Barbara by Matt Dees

Loring Wine Co. | Santa Barbara by Brian Loring 

Native9  | Santa Barbara by James Ontiveros

J. Cristopher | Oregon by Jay Somers

Résonance | Oregon by Guillaume Large 

Holocene | Oregon by Todd Alexander

Domaine Roy | Oregon by Jared Etzel 

Bernardus | Santa Lucia Highlands by Dean DeKorth

Kalin Cellars | Sonoma by Terry Leighton

CHEV | Sonoma by Mike Browne

Hirsh |  Sonoma by Jasmine Hirsch

Davis Estates | Sonoma by Carry Gott

Dutton Goldfield  | Sonoma by Dan Goldfield

Addax | Sonoma by Russell Bevan

Chacra | Patagonia by Piero Incisa


___________________★ Dinner Menu ★___________________

Tray Pass Champagne Welcome 

Little Gem Salad Bites

Chickpea mousseline, pepitas, sumac & dried tomato vinaigrette

 Chardonnay and white wine with Blue Crab Simplissine

Tarragon, whipped potato, cognac

Truffle Fettucine

Cacio e pepe, black truffle, pecorino

Rock Cod

Pinot noir reduction, spring onion soubis

Short Rib

Pinot braised, carrots, pearl onions, bordelaise

Chef's Selection of Artisan Cheeses

House made bread and chutney

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!