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April 5 & April 19, May 17 & 31, Sept. 6 & Sept. 20, Oct. 11 & 25
New Vista has announced its schedule of wine walks being held at Town Square (April 5, May 17, September 20 and October 11) and at The Village, Lake Las Vegas (April 19, May 31, September 6 and October 25). The wine walks will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, and include a wine glass and up to 20 different wines for sampling. All proceeds benefit New Vista Community, a local charity that provides programs to adults and children with intellectual challenges. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit newvistanv.org/portfolioentry/wine-walk or call 702-457-4677 ext. 33.
 
June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10 & October 8
Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing events return to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA). Held the second Wednesday of every month from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., the event will feature art from BGFA’s exhibit along with pairings from the Bellagio wine cellar. Selections vary, but have included Champagne, tequila and even beer, depending on the aesthetic inspiration. At 6 p.m., there will be an interactive wine and art conversation. The cost is $30 for members and $38 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the BGFA ticket counter or by calling 877-957-9777. Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
 
August 20, September 24, October 22, November 19, December 17
The Pub at Monte Carlo and executive chef Damis Irizarry are hosting Gus’ Beer and Bites, a series of five-course, beer-pairing dinners, held at 6:30 p.m. on one Wednesday of each month. Named after Gus, the Pub’s whale mascot and logo, each dinner is priced at $64.05 (all-inclusive) and will be held in the Pub’s upstairs dining room. Dates have been announced for the remainder of 2014: August 20 with Boston Beer Company, September 24 with Goose Island Brewing Company, October 22 with Deschutes Brewing Company, November 19 with Shock Top Brewing Company, and December 17 with Tenaya Creek Brewery. To reserve, visit www.montecarlo.com/BeerSeries, or call the Monte Carlo Concierge at 702-730-7010 or The Pub at 702-730-7421. The Pub, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777.
 
September 20
The Downtown Brew Festival will be held at the Clark County Amphitheater in Downtown Las Vegas from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. The fest will include more than 150 beers, live music and food for purchase from Comme Ca, DW Bistro and Forte. Tickets include unlimited sampling, and are $35 for general admission ($45 at the door), $45 for early admission at 5 p.m. ($55 at the door) or $75 for VIP ($85 at the door), which includes early entry and entry to the VIP Pavillion with several courses presented by "Chopped" finalist chef Sonia El-Nawal. Discounted prices are in effect until Sept. 16. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit The Neon Museum and Nevada Craft Brewers Association (NCBA). To purchase tickets, go to downtownbrewfestival.com, where you’ll also find the line-up of breweries.
 
September 23
Spiedini at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa will host a wine-pairing dinner featuring the wines of Markham Vineyards. Courses include summer melon with fresh mozzarella, toasted pine nuts and fig reduction, matched with the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc; ginger-and-soy-glazed Alaskan cod filet, paired with the 2012 Chardonnay; slow-braised osso buco and saffron risotto, matched with the 2012 Merlot; and a dessert of lemon ricotta mascarpone cream and apricots, paired with 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.
 
September 25
Jean Georges Steakhouseat ARIA will host a five-course wine dinner created by executive chef Robert Moore, featuring the wines of Bodega Catena Zapata. Courses include golden osetra caviar with Meyer lemon gelée, paired with the 2012 Catena Alta Chardonnay; burrata with cranberry compote, matched with the 2006 and 2008 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon; porcini-crusted Skuna Bay salmon, paired with the 2004 and 2009 Catena Zapata Malbec; grilled wagyu filet mignon with wild greens raviolo and mustard sauce, matched with the 1999 Catena Zapata Adriana Vineyard Malbec and the 2003 and 2009 Nicolás Catena Zapata; and a honey crisp apple pie with bourbon-pecan ice cream, paired with the 2008 Saint Felicien Semillion Doux Luján de Cuyo. The dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the cost is $245, all-inclusive. To reserve, call 702-693-8400 or visit http://aria.com/dining/wine-dinner. Jean-Georges Steakhouse, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-230-2742.
 
September 25
T-Bones Chophouse & Lounge at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa will host a five-course wine dinner created by T-Bones executive chef Aaron Losch, featuring the wines of Nickel & Nickel. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the restaurant’s poolside patio with passed appetizers of duck breast canapé, huckleberry and onion jam and ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms. Dinner will follow in the private dining room with courses of grilled Santa Barbara prawns, paired with the 2012 En Route Pinot Noir; roasted quail breast and quail leg confit, matched with the 2011Darien Vineyard Syrah; juniper-and-gin-marinated venison tenderloin, paired with the 2010 Hayne Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon; and a dessert of honey-and-thyme-roasted Bartlett pears, hazelnut streusel and mascarpone ice cream, matched with the Far Niente Dolce. The cost is $95, plus tax and gratuity. To reserve, call Michelle Lee at 702-797-7517. T-Bones Chophouse & Lounge, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-797-7576.
 
September 26
The Venetian and The Palazzo will host its annual Festivino, a festival celebrating old world and new world wines paired with dishes from its chefs. Held from 7 p.m.-10 p.m at the Waterfall Atrium at The Palazzo, guests will have the opportunity to mingle and learn about the celebrated wines from sommeliers and enjoy culinary specialties. Master Sommeliers and Master Chefs of France participating include David Werly, Frederic Castan, Jean-Louis Dumonet, Jerome Ferrer, Claude Le-Tohic, Steve Benjamin, Bernard Liberatore, Nico Romo, Claude Godard and Olivier Dubreuil. All-inclusive tickets are $85, and $75 for Grazie loyalty card holders, and may be purchased at www.venetian.com or at any Venetian or Palazzo box office. Festivino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-263-3001.
 
October 4
The Springs Preserve Grapes & Hops Festival will offer samplings of fine wines, live music, a silent auction, a unique selection of beers, and various tastes of food. Participating restaurants will include Stripburger, El Segundo Sol, Mon Ami Gabi, M Street Kitchen and Stella Barra Pizza. Held from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. in the Springs Preserve Amphitheater, tickets are $40 in advance, $70 per couple ($50 each the day of) or $100 for VIP, which includes early admission at 4 p.m., access to the VIP section with a private bar and specialty food samples. The event will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and benefit Par for The Cure, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research. To purchase tickets, visit www.springspreserve.org or call 702-822-7700. Springs Preserve Grapes & Hops Festival, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107, 702-822-7700.
 

Second Tuesdays
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.
 
Wednesdays (Bimonthly)
Andre's Monte Carlo has brought back Whisk(e)y Wednesdays. Held inside its second-floor Cigar Lounge, the 2014 version offers bimonthly showcases of different flights, pours and whiskeys. Two sessions are offered, one from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., and one from 10 p.m.-midnight. The cost is $35. Andre's Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-798-7151.
 
Third Wednesdays
The Bellagio, home to a record 17 sommeliers and the only resort in the world with three Master Sommeliers, is presenting A Master Sommelier’s Wine Classroom, a series of interactive, 90-minute seminars. Each class explores the production of eight wines, including the specific soil used in planting grapevines, climatic effects on the grapes’ growth and nuances of the wine’s flavor profile. Classes are held at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at Michael Mina Bellagio, and are led by Bellagio’s director of wine and master sommelier Jason Smith. Tickets are priced at $80 or $200 for a three-class package and may be purchased at www.bellagio.com or by calling the Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117. Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
 
Third Wednesdays
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.
 
Thursdays
N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort is offering 50 percent off its extensive wine list, when ordered by the bottle. The special is offered every Thursday during its opening hours, from 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. N9NE Steakhouse, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-933-9900.
 
Monthly, on Thursdays
Hyde Bellagio, overlooking The Fountains of Bellagio,  is hosting “Vino Thursdays,” a series of complimentary wine tastings held one Thursday every month from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Gourmet small plates from Circo are available to order until 9 p.m. Admission is free, and guests must be 21 or older. For more information, future dates or to reserve a table, call 702-693-8700. Hyde Bellagio, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8700, 888-987-6667.
 
Thursdays
Complimentary wine tastings are being offered at the Las Vegas Wine Company every Thursday from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. A variety of wines are served at each tasting, and after 8:30, guests can bring in or purchase a bottle of wine for tasting. The store is located at the intersection of Jones and Tropicana. Las Vegas Wine Company, 6105 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-893-8466.
 
Thursdays
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.
 
Fridays & Saturdays
Valley Cheese & Wine in Henderson is hosting free wine tastings every Friday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-7 p.m. Weekly classes, which includes samples, take place Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The cost varies from $20-$50, depending on the topic and wine being sampled. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. For a complete schedule visit www.valleycheeseandwine.com and to reserve call 702-341-8191. Valley Cheese & Wine, 1570 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson, NV 89012, 702-341-8191.
 
Third Fridays
Roy’s on Flamingo Road is holding monthly wine tastings for its Waina Hui wine club on the third Friday of each month. Tastings are held from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., and include a sampling of wines from around the world and Roy’s signature appetizers. The cost is $20 for members, and $25 for non-members. To reserve, call 702-691-2053. Roy’s, 620 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-691-2053.
 
Fridays
As part of its "Rush Hour" promotion, Portofino in The Mirage offers complimentary wine tasting from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. every Friday. Wine selections vary. Portofino, Mirage Las Vegas, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-791-7354.
 
Saturdays
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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2620 Regatta Dr. #106
Las Vegas, NV 89128
702-804-8008



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