LearnAboutWine.com presents Zoom Into Santa Barbara!
Wednesday, January 18th @ 7 PM
A virtual & interactive presentation between you and the experts!
Santa Barbara has come a L-O-N-G way in wine and is now recognized as one of California's PREMIER locations for exceptional hand crafted artisan wines. The fact is, even top level Napa Valley producers are making Santa Barbara renditions and the list of long term wine pioneers has expanded tenfold over the past 20 years. The Sideways effect has morphed into something else as the young wine drinkers have not even seen the movie and the region continues to add fans for an expanding set of reasons.
On January 18th LearnAboutWine will gather six prominent wine producers to discuss the wines of Santa Barbara and to reflect on the past and peer into the future. Wine expert Ian Blackburn will host the 1.25 hour tasting experience alongside six top name brand Santa Barbara wine icons. Explore Santa Barbara from the comfort of your own home and learn from the trend setters themselves - Jeff Nelson, Ernst Storm, Kris Curran, Bruno D’Alfonso, Paul Lato, Matt Dees, and newcomers Mireia Taribó & Tara Gomez! Participants will have a choice of (a) tasting flight kit (six x 2.0 oz) or (b) six bottle kit delivered right to your door. Early Bird tickets are on sale now - limited to 50 guests. Prices increase as the event date approaches! Visit ZOOMINTOWINE.COM for tickets and information.
- Liquid Farm, Golden Slope Chardonnay, Santa Barbara, California, 2018
- Donnachadh Family Vineyards, Estate Chardonnay Sta Rita Hills, 2019
- D'Alfonso-Curran, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, California, 2018
- Paul Lato, 'Ora de Labora' Bien Nacido Vineyard Grenache Santa Maria Valley, 2018
- Mail Road, Mount Carmel Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, California, 2015
- Camins 2 Dreams, Syrah, Zotovich Vineyard, Santa Barbara, California, 2018
About Ian Blackburn
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 produce over 100 wine classes and events a year for my businesses and my team.