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Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

at LearnAboutWine/ wineLA - Downtown

Discover the secrets of wine as you explore its rich history and learn to appreciate its flavors in this immersive tasting class. With expert guidance, you'll gain the confidence and knowledge to make confident wine choices and enhance your enjoyment. Cheers to expanding your wine appreciation!

Course Details
Price $95
Start Date

Sun, Dec 10, 3:30pm - 5:30pm Pacific Time
Next start dates ( 2)

24 seats left Need more seats? See group options for 8+

Location Downtown, Downtown/Northeast
584 Mateo St
Btwn Willow & 6th Streets
Los Angeles, California 90013
Important Single Admission: Purchase Wines Yourself Locally
Class Level Beginner
Age Requirements 21 and older
Average Class Size 22
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584 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA
Ian Blackburn
Culina at Four Seasons
300 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA
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300 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this intro wine class:

Acquire the skills you need to elevate your personal wine appreciation.

History, anecdotes, and laughs all served in generous portions

For thousands of years, people have made and enjoyed wine. If it's been around so long, why is it so difficult to learn about wine? Why is it so intimidating? We know how to demystify this ancient beverage.

Whether you’re new to wine or would like to take your wine knowledge to the next level, Wine Camp is the perfect class. We’ll give you the confidence and foundation you need to explore the world of wine. This two-hour tasting class is an exploration of SIX wines with expert instruction and guidance by Ian Blackburn.

You’ll learn how wine is made, improve your ability to describe wine, learn the best way to serve wine, how to pair food and wine, and so much more. Increase your level of appreciation, gain a depth of enjoyment, and be able to make confident wine purchases! 


    • (Wine List from Previous Classes)
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Bourgogne Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Zinfandel, California

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No Refunds - No Credits - No Cancellations - 100% perishable.

Reviews of Classes at LearnAboutWine/ wineLA (39)

(4.6-star rating across 39 reviews)
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by Linda W. on 9/16/2022
    I truly enjoyed Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine. I did not know much about the wines of France before the class but learned a tremendous amount and can now go into a Wine Store and make great choices of wine. I discovered my new favorite white wine in the class. Wish I lived in California so I could join the dinner and wine pairing events.
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by Sandra S. on 3/12/2022
    I was not able to connect due to the internet. I requested the video and the link did not work. Just too difficult to try to do these classes on the west coast when you live in the southeast. Not very user-friendly.
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by Marianne G. on 1/12/2020
    This class was everything and more! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to try different wine camp classes!
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by Abner M. on 12/9/2019
    The class was great. And Ian not only knows a lot about win, but he is also a great story teller.
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by madeleine K. on 11/4/2019
    We weren't allowed in the room until exactly 3:30 pm, course was suppose to be 2 hours long or longer. We were dismissed from class at 5:05 pm. 25 minutes before 2 hours were up. I thought we would learn more about pairing wine with food.
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Anonymous review on 11/4/2019
    doors opened promptly at 3:30 but class was over just after 5:00. They even sent out email the night before saying class usually runs longer than the 2 hours. Feel like we were cheated out of something. In the hour and half we were there, I hoped to have learn a little more about wine than about Ian's trip to France Would not recommend this class.
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by joshua g. on 7/24/2019
    Amazing class - I was incredibly impressed with Ian and team. The class never had a full moment and I look forward to taking more.
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by Jeff T. on 5/5/2019
    Great and informative class. Ian was awesome!
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by Brianna G. on 6/22/2018
    I learned a lot about wine and tasted some really varied, interesting wines. It was in a neat loft space. I'd highly recommend this class!
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by omar g. on 1/28/2018
    The class was fun and informative. I look to go back for more in depth courses. Good wines with pairings. They provide everything you need, so come ready to have fun.
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by Cynthia d. on 1/30/2017
    The wines we tasted were all very good. It was worth it. Our instructor, Ian Blackburn, is so knowledgeable. I think the tuition could be cheaper though - like $50. Or, he could have offered us pizzas or sliders, instead of just a small plate of cheese. This way, there would have been more value for the tuition.
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by Dixon E. on 9/20/2016
    Excellent introduction to serious wine drinking!
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by Diane M. on 9/14/2015
    Really enjoyed this class as it was vey informative. Ian is knowledgeable, and his passion for wine is contagious.
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by Kelly C. on 5/4/2015
    Great course. Learned so much. The instructor is awesome
  • Wine Camp - An Introduction to Wine

    Reviewed by Jason S. on 11/7/2023
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Question from Tendency N.
How much does the tasting kit cost?
Answer from anonymous
The tasting kit will be based on real-time prices of the wines. It's our intention to keep the prices reasonable but to show wines that truly work for a detailed wine tasting class. We estimate local 1-person tasting sets to be $40-50 in California and bottle sets (good for up to 10 people) are approx. $200-$250 (the value of the 7 bottles of wine).
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Question from John and Nina C.
What is the cost of the tasting kit?
Answer from anonymous
3 Options: There will be two types of tasting kits - (1) small pours - that require local delivery or overnight delivery to be received the day of the class (only available in California) ... or (2) we can send you full-bottle tasting kits.... (3) a third option is that we send you the tasting list and allow you to purchase the wine locally.
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Question from Elise T.
How long after you've booked the class are you sent the link to buy the tasting kit?
Answer from anonymous
Within 24-48 hours, you will receive the link or you can visit and purchase the WINE CAMP tasting Kit.
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Question from Anonymous
We would love to do this class but would be 15-20 minutes late. No big deal or kind of better to book on another date when we'd be on time?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The school does not encourage students to come in late, but it will be the student's prerogative. If you'd like to get the most out of the class, it would be better if you come on time.
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Ian Blackburn founded Learn About Wine in 1995 and it was the first business of its kind: a wine education and event website dedicated to the education, service, and enjoyment of wine. That year, he developed a curriculum for a class called “Wine Camp,” and started teaching it to consumers—Learn...

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