LearnAboutWine celebrates 12th Annual STARS of Santa Barbara Jan. 21 2015

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stars_santabarbara_wine_2015LearnAboutWine is pleased to announce the 12th Annual STARS of Santa Barbara Wine Tasting at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. Long term industry stall worth, LearnAboutWine (now in its 20th year of service) has been introducing Santa Barbara wineries to key Los Angelenos long prior to Sideways.

Ian Blackburn says “The wines of Santa Barbara rival the best wines in the world, not just the state” and “the community of small producers is what really makes Santa Barbara fun, fresh and cutting edge.”

LearnAboutWine will bring together over 40 top producers for another SOLD OUT affair on January 21st at the Peninsula Hotel. Jonata winemaker, Matt Dees will be attending and hosting a VIP tasting of his top tier wines, and the lineup of brands participating is set to represent a huge cross section of the best in the business.

Stars of Santa Barbara also informs the masses about the growing refinements in Santa Barbara and in its sub‐appellations; Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Sta Rita Hills, Happy Canyon and most recently Ballard Canyon! There is always a great amount of change and evolution in Santa Barbara ‐ and if you think you have your hands around it ‐ check back next year its going to grow and change again!

A silent auction, containing lots of collectable and large format wines, benefits TJ Martell Foundation. The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation sources and supports early‐stage research projects aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments for patients which otherwise might not be funded. Learn more at tjmartell.org.

Tickets on sale now.

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets please visit StarsofSantaBarbara.com.

Confirmed Wineries so far (over 40 will appear)

Larner Wine

Thorne Wines

Kenneth Volk Vineyards

Alma Rosa Winery

Santa Barbara Winery Jonata (VIP)

Cebada Wines

Foxen Vineyards

Brave & Maiden (NEW)

Kita Wines (New)

Tantara Winery

Fess Parker

Zaca Mesa

Bonaccorsi

Riverbench

Barbieri Jaffurs

Consilience

Marianello & TreAnelli

Silver Imagine

Hilliard Bruce

Summerland

Dolin small + tall

Buttonwood Farm & Winery

Westerly Wine La Fenêtre

Coquelicot LaFond

Rancho Sisquoc

Tercero

Clos Pepe

Refugio Ranch

Shai Cellars

Lindley

Conarium

Kaena