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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.
May 27
Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar’s next Taste & Learn wine pairing event will spotlight wines from Tuscany’s Bibi Graetz Winery, with owner Bibi Graetz on hand to pour his Colore, which retails for $1,000 a bottle. The informative tasting will be paired with small plates prepared by executive chef Francesco DiCaudo. The menu will include Bibi Graetz Bugia 2014 paired with roasted, shaved rainbow carrot, homemade jasmine yogurt and Madagascar voatsiperifery pepper; Bibi Graetz Soffocone di Vincigliata 2014 matched with slow-cooked veal sweetbread, lardo di colonnata, cauliflower and pickled spring onions; Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2010 paired with pecorino Toscano DOP small pocket ravioli with sunchokes and trumpet mushroom broth; and Bibi Graetz Colore 2010 matched with seared duck breast with cherry, celery root and verbena sauce. The tasting will begin at 4 p.m. and tickets are $65 per person (tax and tip included). Space is limited. To make reservations, call 702-364-5300. Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-364-5300.
June 9
Damian Cross, the resort mixologist at Wynn Las Vegas, will teach a class on behind-the-bar secrets entitled Mixology 2.0: Be a Cocktail Connoisseur. Held in the bar/lounge of Andrea’s, the class will begin with a round of welcome cocktails, after which Cross will teach updates to several classic cocktails, share the history of bar culture, present unique garnishes and syrups to up your home cocktail game, and cover the home bar essentials necessary for the up-and-coming mixologist. The session will begin at 2 p.m. and includes cocktail tasting, snacks, take-home gifts and cocktail connoisseur certificate. The cost is $125 per person (including tax and tip). To register, call 702-770-7070. Andrea’s, Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7800.
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.
June 27
Spiedini at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf will host a wine pairing dinner featuring the wines of Drumheller from the Columbia Valley in Washington. Courses are seared beef carpaccio with mustard aïoli and crispy capers paired with Drumheller Chardonnay; walnut crusted salmon with red wine reduction matched with Drumheller Merlot; veal medallion and garlicky bread crumbs with basil pomodoro and butternut squash purée paired with Drumheller Cabernet Sauvignon; and pistachio, chocolate and vanilla gelato and strawberry sauce matched with Moscato, Villa Pozzi, Sicily, Italy 2013. 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.

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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