Monday, January 22, 2018

01/22 WINE TRENDS WITH JULIE KALICKI, THE SALTNER WINE AND CICCHETTI, IAN BLACKBURN, WINE LA, BEEKEEPER CELLARS

WINE TRENDS WITH JULIE KALICKI - OWNER, THE SALTNER WINE AND CICCHETTI

THE SALTNER WINE AND CICCHETTI
108 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA
(626) 385-6111

The Saltner is a wine bar and restaurant located in Monrovia, CA. Our Mission is to provide our customers with a relaxed environment where they can explore the world of wine. We offer our collection of wines by flights, by the glass as well as by the bottle. Bottles are also available for sale to enjoy at home. In addition, The Saltner offers Cicchetti, small plates of food to complement the wines for pairings and to enhance the food and wine experience.

Have a birthday or business event coming up? We are available for wine tasting parties and other private events! Give us a call today for booking and details!

Vino Collapso (Happy Hour) ... Tuesday and Wednesday 4pm to 6pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 3pm to 6pm and all day Sunday - 20% off all open bottles on 3 and 6 ounce pours!


IAN BLACKBURN – OWNER/FOUNDER, WINE LA & FOUNDER/CO-WINEMAKER, BEEKEEPER CELLARS - UPCOMING EVENTS

ABOUT WINELA
wineLA is about enhancing the wine culture of Los Angeles. To do so, wine must be in rhythm with fashion, music, food and other beverages.  It must take advantage of the geography, the architecture and the centers of interest. Los Angeles is a giant playground with an amazing array of venues, spaces, wine bars, restaurants, beaches, roof tops, gardens, and magical views. We want to be a part of the LA lifestyle, the wine lifestyle, and celebrate the people, the place and the passion.

wineLA will promote significant events, occasional classes, and tastings of merit. This is phase two of what we started 20 years ago at LearnAboutWine.com - America’s first wine education website and first in wine event creation. LearnAboutWine will now evolve onto a digital platform; the transformation will take some time; so we will slowly rebrand our event efforts onto wineLA, reduce the number of activities we focus on, and elevate our efforts to focus on the next big thing… Doing what is best for the wine industry and the communities we serve.  Edicts:  innovate, evolve and excite.

We thank you for joining our newsletter, we will be sending fewer emails and packing them with amazing content. We want to be your wine content provider and would love to hear about your favorite places, your music, your locations - we want to be under the influence of what ignites your passion for Los Angeles.

ABOUT BEEKEEPER CELLARS
Beekeeper Cellars is the vision of best friends and co-winemakers Ian Blackburn and Clay Mauritson. The two collaborated after adventurous individual careers in the wine business, and at last, decided to work together on a project of their own.

Clay, a 7th generation grape grower, and his family found themselves the owners of a significant slice of the Rockpile Appellation, through an amazing set of historical land transactions. The Mauritson family realized the potential and parented the creation of the ROCKPILE AVA. In 1998, Ian and Clay climbed the hill and watched the Madrone Spring Vineyard get planted, while discussing the future of Rockpile and the dream it represented.

In 2008, Clay saw the fruits of his family's labor taking shape and came to Ian with a unique opportunity to source some of the Rockpile fruit. He told Ian in the difficult days of 2008, “now is the time to get in and build the business and have it take shape as the market improves, and to not wait until business is strong as you will have a hard time getting access to the right quality assets.” Ian took heed of Clay’s wise comment and said "When your best friend is Clay Mauritson and he offers Rockpile fruit and to assist with winemaking…... you make Zinfandel.”

In Los Angeles, Ian operates a specialty wine marketing organization known as wineLA and has pioneered wine education for the past 20 years (since 1995) through www.learnaboutwine.com and www.wineLA.com.  Beekeeper Cellars is also involved in Ian’s Masters of Wine Thesis project and provides him the winemaking training he requires to help pass the difficult Masters of Wine exam...an ongoing pursuit.

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