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Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Valentine's Edition | Live: Sunday, February 12th at 3:30PM at Eat. Drink.Americano

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Valentine's Edition | Live: Sunday, February 12th at 3:30PM at Eat. Drink.Americano

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About Eat Drink Americano

EAT DRINK AMERICANO is a truly local neighborhood watering hole in the middle of Los Angeles’ Arts District. Our mission is to bring delicious, locally-sourced food & drink to our friends and neighbors.

923 E 3RD ST SUITE 101, LOS ANGELES, CA 90013

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About Ian Blackburn

Ian discovered the wine industry at the ripe age of 21 while working for famous chefs such as Thomas Keller and then at 24 for Joachim Splichal in Los Angeles’ top dining rooms. The discovery of wine and his endless need for knowledge quickly engulfed Ian’s life, and his passion redirected 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 - using all the great gathering spots in LA as potential venues.

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When three worlds collide...

Taste 6 wines, 3 cheeses, and 3 chocolates!


Every class IS UNIQUE!
3 seasonal cheeses, 6 unique wines, and 3 incredible chocolates!



The Steen

Leo Steen Wines "The Steen" Chenin Blanc, Jurassic Park Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley, California, 2017


Château Roumieu, Sauternes, France, 2016

Château Roumieu, Sauternes, France, 2016 (1/2 bottle 375ml)


Bohème, West Pole, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2017

Bohème, West Pole, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2017


Alessandro & Gian Natale Fantino Barolo

Alessandro & Gian Natale Fantino Barolo "Chinato" Piedmont, Italy, NV


Experience Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2017

Experience Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2017


Quinta do Crasto Colheita Port, Portugal, 1997

Quinta do Crasto Colheita Port, Portugal, 1997

We use some of the best cheese & chocolate from around the world!
Previously featured:

Point Reyes
Cypress Grove
Cowgirl Creamery
Rogue Creamery
Jasper Hill Farm
Maison de Chocolate
Tony Chocolonely

Please inquire with us about any dietary restrictions/allergies/concerns by emailing our retail partner: While we make every effort to accommodate dietary restrictions/allergies, we cannot always guarantee it.


Which Experience Fits You Best?

Join class from anywhere! We deliver wine, cheese and chocolate to your home.

How It Works (FAQ)

This class takes place online via Zoom.
The wine/cheese/chocolate tasting kit for this event is delivered to your home to arrive before the class date/time.
Tasting Kits are carefully handled, managed, and delivered within a day of the event to maintain their freshness.
If your shipping address is outside of our Los Angeles courier delivery zone, we will also email you your UPS tracking information so that you are aware of the expected delivery time.
Signature is required!
Shipping is $15 in the state of California.
Out-of-state shipping is additional and will be invoiced after purchase by our shipping partner
Feel free to inquire by emailing us with your shipping address and info:

The Zoom link will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the virtual tasting class date/time. 
We encourage you to have proper glassware to maximize the tasting experience.
This tasting class typically runs for approximately 120 minutes, but may run longer if the conversation continues, as we encourage you, the audience, to participate! We pose fun questions and encourage you to use the Zoom chat box, too!

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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: 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:; 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 event business, Ian pivoted full circle and restarted 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"; 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.

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