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January 29, February 26, March 19, April 30, May 28, June 25 & July 30
The Pub and executive chef Damis Irizarry are hosting Gus’ Beer and Bites, a series of beer-pairing dinners held at 6:30 p.m. on the last 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 a five-course beer pairing held in The Pub’s upstairs dining room. On the schedule: January 29/ Firestone Walker, February 26/Joseph James, March 19/Green Flash, April 30/Hangar 24, May 28/Stone Brewing, June 25/Wasatch & Squatters, and July 30/Newcastle. To reserve, visit www.montecarlo.com/BeerSeries, call the Monte Carlo Concierge at 702-730-7010 or The Pub at 702-730-7420. The Pub, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777.
 
March 26, April 30, May 28, June 9 & 25 & July 30
On the last Wednesday of each month, Sammy's Restaurant, Bar & Grill in Green Valley will host Sammy’s Social Club, a four-course dinner paired with drinks from a highlighted vineyard, distillery or brewery. Upcoming pairings will include Moet & Chandon Champagne (March 26), Franciscan Estate Winery (April 30), Glenmorangie Whiskey (May 28), Clos Du Bois Winery (June 25) and Robert Mondavi Winery (July 30). Sammy’s will also host a special Social Club meeting during the week of June 9 for Father’s Day, where the menu will be paired with Sierra Nevada Brewery. Seating is limited and can be reserved by calling 702-567-4000. Sammy's Restaurant, Bar & Grill, 1501 N. Green Valley Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89074, 702-567-4000.
 
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.
 
July 25 & August 22
Motley Brews is hosting a summer celebration of seasonal brews at Container Park on the 4th Friday of the summer months. Dubbed Open Container, the event features unlimited four-ounce samples of more than 20 craft beer and ciders from 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m. for $20, plus taxes and fees. For entertainment, big-screen classic movie clips and comedy shorts are shown, as well as supporting DJ music. Following the sampling session, live bands will perform on the Container Park stage. Check-in begins at 8:30 p.m. near the Praying Mantis outside of Container Park. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit www.opencontainerpark.com. Open Container, 707 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-637-4244.
 
July 31
B&B Ristorante at The Venetian will host a night of rare wines paired with a summer-themed menu. Wine director Kirk Peterson will reach deep into the B&B cellar to open a few rare bottles for tasting. In addition to Peterson's selections, guests are invited to bring wine from their own collections to enjoy or share, with no corkage fee. The dinner pairing will begin at 7 p.m., and the cost is $135, plus tax and gratuity. To order tickets, visit BandBRistorante.eventbrite.com. B&B Ristorante, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-266-9977.
 
August 1
Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino will celebrate International Beer Day with an #InstaGUINNESS party from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Everyone in attendance will receive a free pint of Guinness and complimentary appetizers. The celebration marks the pub’s fourth year as an official IBD participant and is currently the only party registered in Las Vegas. In addition, the first 15 guests to arrive at the celebration will receive a free beer flight. Raffle prizes will also be featured throughout the evening, including a $50 gift card to the pub. RSVP is required and can be completed by emailing rira@kirvindoak.com. Rí Rá Irish Pub, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7771.
 
August 13
Michael Mina’s StripSteak at Mandalay Bay will host a five-course dinner featuring the beer and spirits of Anchor Brewing and Anchor Distilling. Mandalay Bay Director of Food and Beverage, Sarah Johnson, Nevada’s first female certified cicerone, will be joined by Bob Brewer of Anchor Brewing Company and Mario Vitale of Anchor Distilling Company, who will explain each pairing. The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with an Anchor Distilling Junipero Gin cocktail. It will be followed by courses of amberjack sashimi with a crispy crab roll, paired with Anchor Steam Beer; a foie gras slider, matched with Anchor Summer Ale; soy-glazed pork belly and diver scallop, paired with Anchor Liberty Ale, Anchor IPA and Anchor Distilling Hophead vodka; porcini-dusted Angus strip with lobster potato purée, matched with Anchor Porter; and a s’mores bar with smokey marshmallow and Valrhona milk chocolate, paired with Anchor Old Foghorn and Anchor Distilling Old Potrero 18. The cost is $125, plus tax and gratuity. To purchase tickets, call 702-632-7200. StripSteak, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7414.
 
August 20
Michael Mina Bellagio will partner with Huneeus Vintners for a six-course, wine-pairing dinner created by chef Michael Mina and executive chef Ben Jenkins; and wine selections will be chosen by Mina, master sommelier Jason Smith and Huneeus estate director Larry Stone. Pairings will include chef’s selection of canapés, matched with the Illumination Sauvignon Blanc; white asparagus with king salmon and Osetra caviar, paired with Flowers Chardonnay; Hudson Valley foie gras seasoned with lavender and plum, matched with Flowers Pinot Noir; roasted California squab with heirloom beets and blackberry jus, paired with the Neyen Blend; Snake River Farms New York strip, matched with a 2010 Quintessa; and Crottin de Chavignol with black mission fig and hazelnut, paired with a Faust Cabernet Sauvignon. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m., and the cost is $195, all-inclusive. To make a reservation, call 702- 693-7075, or visit the Bellagio Concierge. Michael Mina Bellagio, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8199.
 
Through August 31
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo is offering a 50 percent discount off bottles of wine to locals with a Nevada ID through August 31. In addition, a two-course summer tasting menu is being offered at lunch for $22, which includes onion soup or romaine heart salad and steak frites or slow-roasted turkey club. A four-course dinner for $56 includes an amuse bouche; mixed red salad with nectarines, radicchio, red Belgian endive, walnut oil vinaigrette, toasted hazelnuts and goat cheese; a 20-ounce, bone-in New York sirloin with ratatouille, asparagus and sauce bordelaise; and classic profiteroles with candied almond ice cream and malted chocolate sauce. Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-6333.
 
September 20
The Downtown Brew Festival at the Clark County Amphitheater will feature local and national craft beers, celebrity chefs and music. The festival is presented by Victory Brewing Company from Southern Pennsylvania and is sponsored by Zappos.com and Total Wine & More. Tickets cost $35 for general admission, $45 for early entry and $75 for Brewers Lounge VIP. (Prices do not include taxes or fees.) For more information, visit downtownbrewfestival.com. Downtown Brew Festival, Clark County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89106, 855-235-2867.
 

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
Lobby Bar at the Red Rock Resort Casino Resort & Spa hosts Wined Up Thursdays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. For $25, guests are given unlimited samples of select wines and small bites. Both the wines and small bites rotate weekly and include items such as Thai-style beef jerky and mini crab cakes. Lobby Bar, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
 
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, Onda's wine lounge in The Mirage offers complimentary wine tasting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday. Wine selections vary. Onda, 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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