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1st Annual Stars of Washington & Oregon Wine Tasting in LA & OC

on 28/01/11 at 12:48 pm



LearnAboutWine’s premier showcase event for the Pacific Northwest: STARS of Oregon and Washington. Its varied microclimates, cool ocean breezes and growing season (Washington lies along the same latitude as Bordeaux and Burgundy) are producing truly extraordinary wines. Viticulture in the region is booming; wine is Washington’s fastest-growing agricultural sector and there are 400 vineyards in Oregon alone; the majority of them small, winemaker or family-owned producers. Best known for Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and other cooler weather wines, the area has proven to be world class as well with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah and meritage blends. Over 20 wineries will be in attendance including: Alexandria Nicole,Archery Summit, Artisanal Wine Cellars, Cliff Creek, Cougar Crest, Desert Wind, Domaine Serene, Duck Pond, Goose Ridge, Januik, K Vintners, Long Shadows, Mercer, Milbrandt, Novelty Hill, Reynvaan Family, SYZYGY, WildAire and more.

Ian Blackburn, considered to be Southern California’s leading wine educator, brings his unique form of wine knowledge and enjoyment—“LearnAboutWine (LAW)”—to wine experts, the beverage trade and the wine-loving public. He’ll be accompanied by some of the two-state area’s most notable winemakers, wine producers, and rising stars including: Jarrod Boyle of Alexandria Nicole; Tom Feller of Artisanal Wine Cellars; Deborah Hansen of Cougar Crest; Matt Reynvaan of Reynvaan Family Vineyards, Long Shadows, Milbrandt, Domaine Serene, Cliff Creek, Duck Pond and K Vintners; Zach Brettler of SYZYGY; and Matthew Driscoll of WildAire Cellars.

Wednesday, February 9th (Orange County); Thursday, February 10th (Beverly Hills)
Trade Tasting: 1:00pm-5:00pm each day; Consumer Tasting: 7:00pm-9:30pm each day

Invitation-only media/trade luncheon and tasting Noon-2:00PM at each location.

Scott’s Restaurant, 3300 Bristol St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626
McCormick & Schmick’s on Two Rodeo, 206 N. Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210

LearnAboutWine 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. LAW has taken wine out of dusty cellars and into the light, and popularized wine education and tasting in a way that is exciting, engaging, and… fun!

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

Ticket Price: Advance Tickets: $95; at the door: $120
For tickets visit: www.learnaboutwine.com or call 310.451.7600

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