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Las Vegas Wine Tastings & Events

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April 1 & 22, May 13, September 2 & 23, October 7 & 28
New Vista has announced its 2017 schedule of wine walks being held at Downtown Summerlin and Town Square. The wine walks will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance ($35 at the door) and include samples at up to 20 different tasting stations that feature old and new wine varietals, specialty cocktails, saké and craft beers. In addition, there is live music, entertainment, food and shopping options within the two venues. Dates for Town Square are April 22, September 2 and October 7; and Downtown Summerlin are April 1, May 13, September 23 and October 28. All proceeds benefit New Vista Community, a local charity that provides programs to adults and children with intellectual challenges in Southern Nevada. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the official website.
June 13, July 11 & August 8
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Downtown Summerlin is presenting a three-part “Summer of Beer” dinner series showcasing different breweries and beers paired with a four-course menu by executive chef Spencer Rudow. The dinners will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of June, July and August, with Kona Brewing Co. on June 13, local brewery Joseph James on July 11 and Sierra Nevada on August 8. The first dinner featuring Kona Brewing will feature a Hawaiian luau theme and include ahi tuna poke, lau lau salmon steamed in banana leaves, Kahlua pig whole roasted for up to 20 hours and halo halo pineapple shaved ice with coconut tapioca pudding. Early bird tickets are $45 including tax and tip through a week before the event, $50 up until the day before the event and $55 the day of. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 702-202-6300. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Downtown Summerlin, 10955 Oval Park Dr., Ste. D3, Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-202-6300.
July 24
SLS Las Vegas will invite guests to take a tequila tour on National Tequila Day with a “cocktail passport,” redeemable for signature tequila drinks at Monkey Bar, Katsuya and Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Priced at $25, the passport will include three cocktails: the White Peach Margarita made with Hornitos Plata, Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach, fresh lime and agave nectar, at Monkey Bar; the Yuzu Cartel made with Patron Gran Platinum, yuzu, fresh lime, muddled cucumber and serrano chili, at Katsuya; and the Paloma Shot with Avión Silver tequila mixed with fresh grapefruit juice, agave and club soda, at Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book. In addition, and also from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., passport holders will receive a 25 percent dining discount at Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book, Katsuya or Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen. The cocktail passport will be available for purchase at Monkey Bar, Katsuya and Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book beginning July 10. SLS Las Vegas, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 855-761-7757.
Spiedini will host a wine pairing dinner featuring Lapostolle from Rapel Valley, Chile July 25
Spiedini at JW Marriott Resort Las Vegas Resort & Spa will host a wine pairing dinner featuring the wines of Lapostolle from Rapel Valley, Chile. Courses are fresh melon and imported prosciutto paired with Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc 2014; short rib ravioli with marjoram sauce matched with Casa Lapostolle Merlot 2013; Fontina-stuffed chicken breast with porcini mushroom risotto paired with Casa Lapostolle Cabernet Sauvignon 2013; and white chocolate panna cotta with fresh berries matched with a chef-selected specialty dessert wine. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $69 plus tax and gratuity. 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.
August 1
Eiffel Tower restaurant will host a wine tasting from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. featuring selections from the Napa Valley-based Duckhorn Vineyards. Wines will include Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc, Golden Eye Pinot Noir, Duckhorn Merlot and Duckhorn Cabernet. The cost is $40 (including tax and tip) and includes passed hors d’oeuvres. To RSVP call 702-948-6937. Eiffel Tower, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-946-3915.
Grape Vine Cafe will host a dinner featuring Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards August 3
Grape Vine Café will host a wine dinner featuring the wines of Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards from St. Helena, Calif., with vintner Todd Anderson attending. The five-course pairing will include prosciutto, fig and double cream Brie crostini with 2014 Anderson’s Conn Valley Chardonnay; eggplant Parmesan with 2011 Anderson’s Conn Valley Prologue Merlot; lamb chops with garlic, olive oil and tomato fettuccine with 2014 Anderson’s Conn Valley Right Bank Proprietary Red; seared peppercorn and spice-crusted filet mignon with 2013 Anderson’s Conn Valley Estate Reserve Cabernet; and cream cheese chocolate mousse with Chantilly cream. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the cost is $69 plus tax and tip. Grape Vine Café, Wine Bar & Cellar, 7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89128, 702-228-9463.
August 4
SLS Las Vegas will help guests celebrate International Beer Day with its Retro Pool Beer Fest, held at its Retro Pool Lounge. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and live music performed by The Rockie Brown Band will begin at 9 p.m. Free samplings of more than a dozen beers will be poured from 9 p.m. to midnight and will include brews from Goose Island, Elysian Brewing, Golden Road, Four Peaks, Kirin Ichiban, Spaten, Estrella Jalisco and Best Damn Root Beer and Cream Soda. Advance tickets are $20 ($25 at the door) and include one complimentary beer or cocktail from the bar; designated drivers will receive free entry. A cash bar will offer additional beers, wine and cocktails. To purchase tickets, visit the official website. SLS Las Vegas, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 855-761-7757.
August 10
Wynn Las Vegas will continue its Master Class Series with The Art of Making Beer, a workshop taught by respected beer authorities Clyde Burney and Sam Merritt from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Guests will be guided step-by-step on the art of brewing beer at home, and offered insight on the brewing process, ingredients and tips and tricks for achieving professional, craft-worthy results. The class will be held at the Race & Sports Book and will begin at 3 p.m. The cost is $125 per person inclusive of tax and gratuities. Tickets are available by contacting the Wynn Las Vegas concierge at 702-770-7070. Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7000, 1-888-320-WYNN.
August 12
Hopped Taco Throwdown, a Motley Brews event featuring dozens of all-you-can-eat tacos and more than 40 all-you-can-drink craft beers, will be held at a venue not often enjoyed by the public: the mystical Backyard at Zappos at 400 Stewart Ave. in downtown Las Vegas. Time is 8 p.m.-11 p.m. General admission tickets are $55 ($60 at the door) and VIP, which includes early entry at 7 p.m. and a souvenir glass, are $70 ($80 at the door). Visit here to purchase tickets. Hopped Taco Throwdown, Backyard at Zappos, 400 Stewart Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101, no phone.
August 26
The 7th annual One Drunk Puppy wine tasting event will take place from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at Silverton Casino Hotel’s Veil Pavilion. It will feature a wide selection of international wines, complimentary appetizers, a silent auction, souvenir glass and a DJ. The cost is $40 ($50 at the door) and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Animal Foundation, a local non-profit animal shelter for adoptable and lost and found pets. To purchase tickets, visit here or call the Silverton Box Office at 702-263-7777. Silverton Casino Hotel, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-263-7777, 866-946-4373.

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.
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.

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