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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.
April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25 and June 1
Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge is hosting Wine Down Wednesdays every Wednesday from April 27 through June 1. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the resort’s pool, and guests will receive two complimentary wine tastings. There will also be live entertainment and weekly prizes and giveaways. Hungry attendees can purchase snacks from Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina and Sundance Grill. Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-263-7777, 866-946-4373.
Triple George Grill will celebrate Mother’s Day early with a five-course wine dinner featuring hand-selected labels from Sonoma County. Courses are lobster and frisee salad, paired with Galerie ‘Equitem’ Sauvignon Blanc ‘13 from Knights Valley; crispy duck breast, matched with Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay ’12 from Russian River Valley; short rib ravioli, served alongside Hartford Courd Lands Edge Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast; porcini crusted New York strip, matched with Galerioe ‘Latro’ Cabernet Sauvignon ’12 from Knights Valley; and an ice cream truffle duo served in a crispy ice cream cup with Chantilly cream, paired with Arrowood Saralee’s Vineyard Late Harvest White Riesling ’12 from Russian River Valley. The dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the cost is $110. The evening will conclude with a 9:30 p.m. performance by jazz singer Laura Shaffer. To reserve, call 702-384-2761. Triple George Grill, 201 N. Third St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-384-2761.
The 10th Annual Lee’s Beer & Tequila Experience will be held at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino in Henderson from 4 to 8 p.m. More than 300 beers and 70 tequilas will be on hand. Tickets include unlimited tastings and are available at any of the 17 Lee’s Discount Liquor locations throughout southern Nevada. The cost is $50 for general admission ($60 at the door). VIP tickets cost $80 in advance ($100 at the door) and allow for early admission at 3 p.m. All net proceeds will go towards Lee’s Helping Hand, a non-profit organization that funds local charities. Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, 1301 W. Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014, 702-547-7777, 888-786-7389.
The Golden Nugget will host the Eighth Annual Winefest Weekend, featuring a poolside kickoff, a blind tasting, wine seminars, a silent auction and a grand tasting with more than 100 wines. Cakebread Cellars, Caymus Vineyards, Duckhorn Wine Company, Jordan Vineyards, and Rodney Strong will be among participating wineries, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Animal Foundation. For a complete schedule, details on pricing, and to purchase tickets, call 866-946-5336 or visit The Golden Nugget’s website. Golden Nugget, 129 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-385-7111, 800-846-5336.
Banger Brewing and the Nevada Craft Brewers Association (NCBA) will host the 2nd annual Locals Only Beer Festival from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the center court of Neonopolis at the Fremont Street Experience. All of the southern Nevada breweries will be pouring at the event, along with a handful of northern Nevada breweries and the SNAFU homebrew club. There will be live music, a DJ, food vendors, a dunk tank with representatives from local breweries and a best homebrew contest, with the winner receiving a plaque and the opportunity to brew their winning beer at Banger Brewing. Tickets are $30 and are available online. The proceeds will benefit the NCBA. Locals Only Beer Festival, 450 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-232-5539.
Slice of Vegas at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place will host a beer dinner featuring Founders Brewing Company and Ninkasi Brewing Company. Courses are freshly made chips, salsa fresca and mango habanero guacamole paired with Founders Mango Magnifico and Ninkasi Hop Cooler; yellowtail tiradito con leche de tigre, matched with Ninkaski Triceratops Double IPA; duck confit, served with Ninkasi Dawn of the Red Ale; bison raspberry mole, paired with Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale; and churro bread pudding with banana, matched with Founders Porter. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $45. To RSVP, call 702-632-6470. Slice of Vegas, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-6470, 877-632-7800.
Grape Street Cafe is offering wine tastings the second Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Tastings include a variety of four wines for $5 per person, but if any featured wines are purchased, the $5 tasting fee is applied to the purchase price of the bottle. Local wine wholesaler and importer Parc Ave Distributors conducts the monthly tastings. Grape Street Cafe, 7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89128, 702-228-9463.
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.
Second Wednesday of Every Month
Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing will be held at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) on the second Wednesday of every month from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The event features art from BGFA’s new exhibit, “Fabergé Revealed,” along with pairings from the Bellagio wine cellar, and an interactive wine and art conversation with BGFA director Tarissa Tiberti and Bellagio director of wine Jason Smith. The cost is $34 for members, and $42 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the BGFA ticket counter, by calling 702-693-7871 or online at bellagio.com/bgfa. Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
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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