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October 8, November 5 and December 17
Hands-on wine classes, taught by Master Sommelier Will Costello, are now being offered at Mandarin Oriental. Held in the private dining room of Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, the classes are held monthly on a Saturday from 4-5 p.m. and include tastes of the themed wines. Scheduled topics are “Burgundy Imposters – Great Wines from Outside Burgundy” on Oct. 8, “Wines for the Thanksgiving Table” on Nov. 5 and “Year End Bubbles – More than just Champagne” on Dec. 17. The cost is $50 and reservations can be made by calling 888-881-9367. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, CityCenter, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158, 702-590-8888.
Eiffel Tower restaurant at Paris Las Vegas will host a wine tasting featuring Maison M. Chapoutier Winery, which for 200 years has been producing wines in the Rhone Valley, as well as from Roussillon appellations and from collaborative projects in Portugal and Australia. The tasting will be held from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and wines will include Chapoutier Chante Alouette, 2014; Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne, 2011; Chapoutier CDP La Bernardine Rouge, 2013; and Chapoutier CDP La Bernardine Blanc, 2014. Cost is $40 per person and includes passed hors d'oeuvres. To reserve, call 702-948-6937. Eiffel Tower, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-948-6937.
Spiedini at the J.W. Marriott Resort will host an Oktoberfest wine pairing dinner featuring German wines. Courses are smoked trout tartare with herbs, paired with Sankt Anna Pur Mineral Riesling, Pfalz 2014; frittaten suppe with strip of herb pancakes, matched with Wegeler Riesling, Mosel 2011; Bavarian pot roast with potato pancake, paired with Lergenmüller Pinot Noir Reserve, Pfalz; and white chocolate cream with rosemary, matched with chef’s selection 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.
Cantina Laredo will team up with Patron Tequila to host a four-course tequila dinner, with each course paired with a cocktail using Patron. Executive chef Damon Workman will be joined by a representative from Patron who will provide guests with the history of the carefully crafted tequila brand. Guests are invited to come dressed in Halloween costumes and there will be a contest and prize giveaway for the best-dressed guests. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $49.99. For reservations and more information, call 702-202-4511 and ask to speak with a manager. Cantina Laredo, Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., Ste. 110, Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-202-4511.
November 7, December 8, January 11 and February 2
Giada at The Cromwell is hosting monthly wine dinners featuring a different winery each month. On the schedule are Cheval de Andes Winery on Monday, Nov. 7; Stonestreet Winery on Thursday, Dec. 8; Rombauer Vineyards on Wednesday, Jan. 11; and Tour of Amarone with Winemaker Luciano Castiello of Banfi Estates on Thursday, Feb. 2. Tasting menus include Giada favorites and some unique additions to highlight the selection of wine. Each dinner experience is $200 per person and guests will take home a signed photo and a selection of Giada De Laurentiis’ favorite recipes, including her beloved lemon ricotta cookies. To make reservations, call 702-731-7778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Giada, The Cromwell, 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-667-1799.
Hopped Golf at Topgolf, a craft beer experience from Motley Brews, will feature sampling of more than 20 craft beers, pub games and practice swings from one of five different golf bays on the 4th floor. The event will take place at Topgolf, overlooking the Vegas Strip, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The cost is $30 ($40 at the door) anda limited amount of VIP tickets, which also includes exclusive beer samples, access to the VIP Chairman’s Suite on the 5th floor with two private golf bays and small bites, are $60 ($70 at the door). To purchase tickets, visit the official website
The 14th Annual Lee’s Wine Experience will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will feature unlimited sampling of more than 1,000 different wines from around the world; a variety of beer, vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey and liqueurs; a silent auction; and catered appetizers. Tickets are $60 in advance or $70 at the door. Advance tickets with a two-for-one offer may be purchased at any of the Lee’s Discount Liquor locations. All net proceeds will benefit Lee’s Helping Hand, a non-profit organization that serves local charities.
All three Left Bank brasserie locations will host a celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau, welcoming the wine's release as they do every year beginning on the third Thursday in November. Heralded with live music and special dishes through the weekend, including at brunch, Left Bank Larkspur, Menlo Park and San Jose will offer Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 by the glass, carafe or bottle. Along with the brasseries' regular, à la carte offerings, expect a seasonal, three-course prix-fixe dinner menu for $36, or two courses and a glass of wine for the same price. All prices exclude tax and gratuity.
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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