The 13th Annual STARS of CABERNET
Sip and swirl with the winemakers and proprietors!
World-class wines delivered directly to your home for an amazing online wine tasting event! Taste along and learn about wine with the legends themselves, LIVE on Zoom!
November 17th and 18th | Event starts at 7PM PST
Acumen PEAK Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2019
93 points - Wine Advocate
Hosted by Diana Schweiger, Executive
Crown Point Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara, 2016
97 points - Jeb Dunnuck
Hosted by Simon Faury, Winemaker
Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon, Fifty Tons, Alexander Valley, 2018
93 points - James Suckling
Hosted by Ames Morrison, Winemaker/Co-Founder
S. R. Tonella Cellars Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018
Placements in 20 Michelin restaurants including four 3-Star Michelin establishments
Hosted by Steve Tonella, Proprietor
Tierra Roja Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley, 2018
Hosted by Linda Neal, Vintner/Grower
Trujillo Wines Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017
GOLD 93 points - American Wine Society (AWS) Competition
Hosted by Michael Trujillo, Proprietor/Winemaker
Bernardus Winery, Marinus Estate Bordeaux Blend, Carmel Valley, 2014
93 points - Vinous92 points + Editors Choice - Wine Enthusiast
Hosted by Dean Dekorth, Winemaker
Guarachi Family Meadowrock Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, 2018
98 points - Tasting Panel93 points - Wine Advocate
Hosted by Alex Guarachi, Proprietor
Hertelendy Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2016
99 points & Double Gold Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition
96 points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Gold Medal winner at Texsom
Hosted by Ralph Hertelendy, Winemaker/Proprietor
O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery, Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon,
Napa Valley, 2018
97 points- Wine Enthusiast
Hosted by Sean Capiaux, Winemaker
Saint Helena Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2018
Hosted by Lesley Russell, GM
Tamber Bey Deux Chevaux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2018
Hosted by Barry Waitte, Vintner
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Ian Todd Blackburn, Wine Entrepreneur
Being a wine anything wasn’t part of the original plan - and when you're raised in a military family, drinking wine may not be the first idea that comes to mind, either. 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.
In 1995, he started the internet’s first website dedicated to teaching the world about wine: LearnAboutWine.com. Hosting 100 classes a year for about 20 years – Ian is finally starting to get the hang of this. In 2009, Ian and his best friend Clay Mauritson started making wine together: BeekeeperCellars.com; while this brand remains a small production, Ian hopes to grow Beekeeper Zinfandel into something special.Working with and around great wine brands for most of his adult-life, and leading wine tours and culinary adventures around the world - Ian loves to share his story and his passion.
When Covid shut down his wineLA.com event business, Ian pivoted full circle and restarted LearnAboutWine.com 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"; is the latest chapter in the evolution of Ian’s dedication to wine education and the wine lifestyle. This bio is a work in progress…let's see what the next vintage provides. In the meantime, Ian continues to study for his Masters of Wine and to write his next book about his journey.