IAN BLACKBURN – FOUNDER, LEARN ABOUT WINE AND WINE LA
Since 1995, LearnAboutWine has done the hard work of building a better culture for fine wine, opening the doors for more quality products to enter the marketplace and has taught over 800,000 students. With a reach of over 80,000 current subscribers and followers, LearnAboutWine now focuses on the best quality events and classes, and wine credential programs which have graduated over 1000 wine students in the last 9 years with a Junior Wine Executive credential (JWE). See what is happening NOW at our new website www.wineLA.com
Classes and Events
• Sat, Sept 26th – Bordeaux vs Napa vs The World – a Cabernet Taste off! Hutchinson
• Sun, Sept 27th – LearnAboutWine School – 4-week Credential Program – Hutchinson
• Mon, Sept 28th - LearnAboutWine School – 4-week Credential Program – Faith & Flower
• Sat, October 3rd – Wine Business 101 – I want to work in the wine business – Downtown
• Sat, October 3rd - LA Opera on the Pier – Santa Monica Pier
• Sat, October 10th – Wine Camp – Introduction to Wine – Eat.Drink.Americano – Downtown
• Wed, Oct 21 – Tasting South American – Argentina and Chile at PENINSULA (40 wineries)
Wine Travel and Adventures
• November 2015 – We visit Greece! (Now accepting deposits)
• Jan 29, 30 - 2016 – Annual trip to Napa Valley (interest list) (optional date Jan 28th additional)
• April 2016 – Sicily, Italy April 2-9 (interest list)
LAW SCHOOL – LearnAboutWine School – Wine Credential Program
Sundays starting Sept 27 or Monday’s starting Sept 28th - for four consecutive weeks.
4-class program that provides consumers & trade professionals with credential education and results in worldwide wine competency. Course includes: Tasting Instruction, Taste approx 100 wines, Professional Educator, Professional textbook, Exam & Credential Certificate & Pin
$395 Advanced - perfect for pre-CSW, pre-Somm School, or for the passionate consumer
CSW PREP - ADVANCED Wine Certification – SUNDAYS in Oct/Nov 10.25, 11.1, 11.8, 11.15 and call in fifth session. The Society of wine educators CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) program is now an industry standard and a great way to advance your love and appreciation of the world of wine. Price includes 10 sessions (5 dates – 2 sessions per date currently), two books, wine tasting, 20 hours of instruction and tasting enhancement. You also can sit for your CSW exam (valued at $600) inclusive in this program $1095.00 (Special price / $1295 regular)
BRANDON MAEDA - FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR, THE WESTIN KAANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS - A TOAST TO TUSCANY
PŪLEHU, AN ITALIAN GRILL INVITES YOU TO TOAST TUSCANY WITH “UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN” AUTHOR, FRANCES MAYES
Event tickets and room packages now available through The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas
Kā‘anapali, Hawai‘i – This September, un-wine-d at The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas. The AAA four diamond resort today announced that its award-winning Italian restaurant, Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, will host “A Toast to Tuscany” on Sept. 23 at 6:00 p.m. with Frances Mayes, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” This culinary and wine experience will feature Mayes’ wine label, Tuscan Sun Wines. In celebration of “A Toast to Tuscany,” the resort has also announced two room packages, one which provides 15 percent off of villas booked at westinkaanapali.com.
“A Toast to Tuscany” will feature a four-course dinner designed by both the restaurant’s recently appointed chef de cuisine, Alvin Savella, and the resort’s executive sous chef, Matt Skaletsky. The menu will be paired with Tuscan Sun Wines, which will be added to Pūlehu’s thoughtfully collected wine list post event. “A Toast to Tuscany” will also include a meet and greet with Mayes and a screening of the movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Tickets are available for $125 per person. To purchase, please visit honoluluboxoffice.com or call 808-667-3254.
Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2015, 2014 and 2013, and Gold ‘Aipono Award for Best Italian from Maui No Ka Oi Magazine for three consecutive years (2015, 2014 and 2013), Pūlehu, an Italian Grill, presents classic Italian cuisine perfected and served with a local, sustainable twist. It is open Thursdays – Mondays from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit pulehurestaurantmaui.com or call 808-667-3254.
About Pūlehu, an Italian Grill
Winner of Maui No Ka Oi Magazine’s ‘Aipono Award for Best Italian (Gold) in 2015, 2014 and 2013, Pūlehu presents classic Italian cuisine perfected and served with a local sustainable twist. Overlooking the koi pond gardens of The Westin Kā’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, the restaurant is famed for its delicious pastas and pizzas prepared in a woodstone oven. The resort’s talented chefs have also partnered with local farmers to present signature touches to the menu that boasts fresh catch and homegrown ingredients. Menu specials include award-winning Molokai Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Duetto of Bruschetta, Poached Kaua’i Prawns, Risotto Crusted Pesce (island catch), Eggplant Caponata and Lasagna. Pūlehu, which means to cook over an open flame in Hawaiian, is highly-popular for its affordable 3-course Menu, extensive wine list and wine pairing dinner events. A private room is available for special occasions. Free self-parking. Visit pulehurestaurantmaui.com.
About The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas
Located on 26 oceanfront acres of North Kā‘anapali Beach, The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas provide spacious villa accommodations with Westin amenities such as the Heavenly Bed, whirlpool tubs, fully equipped kitchens and washers/dryers. The resort also offers convenient outdoor grilling areas, general stores with a deli, excellent restaurants and bars, outdoor pools, Westin Kids Club, full-service Spa Helani, golf and resort activities for all ages. Other fun pursuits such as whale watching (November to April), catamaran sailing adventures, hiking, horseback riding and championship golfing are easily accessible. The resort also offers a multitude of watersport activities, as well as complimentary shuttle services to Lahaina town. Visit westinkaanapali.com.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
09/15 IAN BLACKBURN, LEARN ABOUT WINE, WINE LA, BRANDON MAEDA, THE WESTIN KAANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS, PŪLEHU, “UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN” AUTHOR, FRANCES MAYES, A TOAST TO TUSCANY
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