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New Vista has announced its 2016 schedule of Wine Walks, being held at Town Square. The Wine Walks will begin at 7 p.m., and will conclude at 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 at the door and include a wine glass and up to 20 different wines for sampling. All proceeds benefit New Vista, a local charity that provides programs to adults and children with intellectual challenges. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the official website or call 702-457-4677 ext. 146.
Spiedini at the J.W. Marriott Resort will host a wine pairing dinner featuring the wines of Rutherford Hill, a Terlato Family Winery. Courses are antipasto — salami, capicola, imported prosciutto, roasted peppers and provolone — paired with Pinot Grigio, Terlato Family Vineyards, Russian River Valley Appellation, Sonoma County, 2014; roasted walnut-crusted salmon medallion with ginger butter sauce, matched with Chardonnay, Rutherford Hill, Napa Valley Appellation, 2013; porcini-dusted veal roast with saffron risotto, paired with Merlot, Rutherford Hill, Napa Valley Appellation, 2013; and a hand-crafted selection of cookies and ice cream, matched with chef’s selection dessert wine. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $69 plus tax and tip. To reserve call 702-869-8500. Spiedini, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-869-8500.
Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis at Green Valley Ranch will host a five-course wine dinner featuring the wines of Joseph Phelps. Courses are roasted brussels sprouts salad with apples, pecans and jasmine honey vinaigrette, paired with 2014 Joseph Phelps Freestone Sonoma Coast Chardonnay; braised veal cheek with black truffle polenta, matched with 2013 Joseph Phelps Freestone Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir; black bass with Kabocha squash, quince and black trumpet mushrooms, paired with 2014 Joseph Phelps St. Helena Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc; red wine-marinated flank steak with parsnip puree, matched with 2013 Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon; and almond gianduja bar olive oil cake with sour cream ice cream, spice meringue drops and berry gelee, paired with 2013 Joseph Phelps Insignia. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $125 plus tax and tip. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 702-617-6800. Hank’s Fine Steaks and Martinis, Green Valley Ranch Casino, 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89052, 702-617-7515.
September 30-October 2
Beerhaus, situated within The Park, MGM Resorts’ new outdoor entertainment district steps away from T-Mobile Arena, will celebrate Oktoberfest over three days with an assortment of craft beers, live entertainment, a special menu and festive games including sledgehammer strongman competitions and stein-holding marathons. Beginning at 4 p.m. each day, the festivities will be kicked off with a celebrity keg tapping, followed by live music from local band The Dummkopfs. Commemorative half- or full-liter steins of craft beers from around the world, including a limited-edition Oktoberfest brew, will be available for one liter for $15 empty/$25 filled/refills $14; and half-liter for $10 empty/$15 filled/refills $7. A special menu will include homemade bratwursts, German potato salad and fried apple with caramel dip. Beerhaus, The Park, 3782 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-692-2337.
The Springs Preserve Grape & Hops Festival will offer samplings of fine wines; a unique selection of beers; tastes of menu items from Stripburger, El Segundo Sol, Mon Ami Gabi, M Street Kitchen and Stella Barra Pizza; live music by reggae band Najja Dread & Lion Pride; a silent auction; and a raffle benefitting Par for The Cure, a local non-profit organization that helps raise funds for breast cancer research. Held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Springs Preserve, tickets are $45 in advance, $80 per couple ($55 each the day of) or $115 for VIP, which includes early admission at 4 p.m., VIP section with private bar and specialty food samples. Because ticket sales are capped at 2,000, and because the event sells out annually, the Springs Preserve is advising guests to purchase their tickets in advance. To purchase tickets visit the official website
DB Brasserie at The Venetian will host a wine dinner featuring The Boisset Collection. Head sommelier Devin Zendel will be joined by The Boisset Collection Brand Ambassadors Nico and Bibiana Snyman, who will walk guests through a four-course dinner created by chef Daniel Boulud. Courses are the chef’s selection of canapés, paired with JCB N˚21 Crémant de Bourgogne; hamachi crudo and shaved fennel salad, matched with 2014 Moreau & Fils Chablis; roasted Sonoma squab with black currant sauce, paired with 2013 Momessin Les Grandes Mises Saint-Amour; duo of slow braised beef cheeks and grilled NY strip, matched with 2013 Bouchard Aîné & Fils Nuits-Saint-Georges; and charlotte aux pommes, frozen honey mousse and brown butter pecan brittle, paired with Neige, Premiere Cidre De Glace, Québec. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $85 plus tax and tip. Tickets are required and can be purchased here or by calling 702-430-1235. DB Brasserie, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-430-1235.
Monday through Thursday
Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar in Downtown Summerlin has launched a new happy hour featuring seven wines for $7, seven appetizers for $7, $7 well cocktails and $5 selected shots. Guests may take advantage of the deals anywhere in the restaurant Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wine selections include Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Malbec, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Reisling. Appetizers being served are caprese salad, burrata, crab-stuffed shrimp, baked brie, meatballs with marinara and garlic bread, steamed clams and strawberry crostini. Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar, 2120 Festival Plaza Dr. #160, Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-478-5030.
Tuesday through Thursday
Twin Creeks Steakhouse at the Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge is offering half price on specialty cocktails and all items from its tapas menu from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-914-8594, 866-946-4373.
Wine Away Wednesdays are held at various locations within Tivoli Village from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Admission to the event is $13.65, which includes two glasses of wine, passed appetizers and the opportunity to browse offerings from local businesses. Tickets must be booked in advance at www.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday through Saturday
The Hostile Grape inside the M Resort is hosting complimentary wine tastings Wednesdays through Saturday from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. The Hostile Grape offers more than 160 wines by the glass including vintages from America, Italy, France, Spain, South Africa and Germany. Guests purchase a pre-paid tasting card and serve themselves through an enomatic dispensing system, which offers pours of one-, three- or five-ounces, allowing guests to sample from several different wines. Hostile Grape, M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1000.
NOVE Italiano is offering a new happy hour menu, featuring $7 small plates, as well as specially priced cocktails and wines in the bar and lounge from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. every Thursday. The menu highlights fan favorites such as prosciutto di parma sliders, Tuscan panzanella salad and margherita pizza. Several signature cocktails are offered for $7, including the "pomagranita," a combination of Ketel One Oranje, POM, Pama liqueur and simple syrup. NOVE Italiano, Palms Casino Resort, Fantasy Tower, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-942-6800.
Marche Bacchus hosts free wine tastings every Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tasting notes for each wine are provided. Marche Bacchus, Lakeside Center, 2620 Regatta Dr., Ste. 106, Las Vegas, NV 89128, 702-804-8008.
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