WHO: Ian Blackburn, considered to be Southern California’s leading wine educator, bringing his unique form of wine knowledge and enjoyment—“Learn About Wine (LAW)”—to wine experts, the beverage trade and the wine-loving public. Some of the industry’s leading vintners, including Christopher Howell of Cain Vineyard and Winery; Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr Wines; Chris Phelps of Swanson; Justin Wylie of Va Piano; classic cabs like Shafer and Opus One; five wines by Phillip Melka; and rare new finds like Knights Bridge, Poem Cellars and Realm. And a guest list limited to only 150 wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts.
WHAT: Learn About Wine’s flagship wine tasting event of the year: STARS OF CABERNET, featuring more than 40 of the world’s leading cabs from Ackerman, Barlow, Blackbird, Cain, Cakebread, Corison, Crocker & Starr Wines, Duckhorn Wine Company, Dunn, Fisher, Frank Family, Gemstone, Grgich Hills, Guarachi by Paul Hobbs, Joseph Phelps, Kathryn Kennedy, Kelleher, Kelly Fleming, Kristine Ashe, Lail, Lancaster, Loam, Mayacamas, Mirror, Modus Operandi, Pine Ridge, Rosenthal, Signorello, Skipstone, Star Lane, Swanson, Tierra Roja, Trefethen, Va Piano, Vellum, Vineyard 29, Von Strasser and more to come! This event is literally the “Best of the Best.”
WHEN: Tuesday, November 9, 2010; 7:00-10:00PM; trade tasting 1:00-5:00PM$$$$$: $150 in advance general public; $125 for two. $175 at the door (if available).
WHERE: The Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
WHAT ELSE: Learn About Wine hosts more than 100 wine events a year for private collectors, auction houses, the beverage industry, and tens of thousands of enthusiasts wanting to expand their knowledge of wine, one of the world’s most fulfilling social, business and lifestyle pursuits. Please register for the event at www.learnaboutwine.com. 100% of the silent auction proceeds benefit the TJ Martell Foundation, and funds children’s cancer and aids research and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: www.tjmartellfoundation.org