Ian Blackburn

Sommelier, Vintner
Ian Blackburn

Los Angeles

About Ian Blackburn

Educator, Host, Author, Winemaker, 2nd Year Master of Wine Student; Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), and Founder of wineLA.com and LearnAboutWine.com - America's first wine education website established in 1995. Ian spends his time between developing his new wine education podcast, LearnAboutWine.com (Digital Wine Education-coming soon), and WineLA.com (Los Angeles based classes & tastings). Ian teaches/hosts over 100 public and private events a year in the Southern California Marketplace. These events consist of marketing, logistics, trade & consumer education efforts of Santa Barbara, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Bordeaux, Portugal, Argentina, Champagne and all fine wine regions of the world. Ian is a frequent guest on TV & Radio, and has published a book, wine articles, and numerous blog posts. Ian is also the winemaker/founder of Beekeeper Cellars, a wine brand he established with his best friend Clay Mauritson, in Sonoma County (BeekeeperCellars.com)

My Venues


  • Cetified Specialist of Wine (CSW)
  • 94+ Robert Parker points

Behind the Scenes

Happy National Cocoa Day!
"Happy National Cocoa Day! Please tag us in some of your best #WineHotChocolate recipes ☕ + 🍷!"
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What will you be drinking this
"What will you be drinking this holiday season?! Tag us in your photos of your favorite drink! 📸:@#winela411🍷"
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Come stop and smell the rosé
"Come stop and smell the rosé with the incredible group of wineries set to pour at our Rosé & Bubbles event this Saturday - including, @alainakaz"
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