The big daddy of the wine world is Cabernet Sauvignon. The intense - and often expensive - red wine which helped catapult California wine to worldwide prominence. If you had a dollar for every Napa Valley winery producing world-class Cab, you might be able to buy one bottle of the good stuff.
Stars Of Cabernet is a tasting event which will showcase great Cabernet Sauvigon in the elegant setting of Beverly Hills' Peninsula Hotel. The third annual event is set for Wednesday November 16, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are valued at $250 per person, and advance ducats are reduced to $175, with further price reductions for members of Learn About Wine's Vintage Club.
Learn About Wine was founded in 1995 by wine educator Ian Blackburn, who has made it his business to offer palate-expanding classes and wine tasting events in Southern California. His events are typically dressy affairs held in elegant surroundings and offering a huge array of top-quality wines for sampling. He puts a lot into each of his events, so it's likely you'll get a lot out of them.
This year's Stars Of Cabernet will offer an expanded food selection - and it was pretty good to start with. Only 100 tickets are available, so you won't find yourself fighting a crowd at every table. Great Cab producers like Grigich Hills, Heitz, Jaffe, Kathryn Kennedy and ZD Wines - plus many others - will be there, and this year marks the first appearance for David Arthur Vineyards and Justin Vineyards. You'll find a full listing of wineries on the Learn About Wine website.