UNLVino kicks off Wednesday night, celebrating its 40th anniversary. The four-day celebration of wine now has what it's dubbing "Pick Two" pricing, where guests can attend two events for $199 by visiting UNLVTickets.com and using the promo code GRAPES.
Here's an overview of the events taking place this year at UNLVino.
The event kicks off on Wednesday with Sip & Savor at Spago at the Forum Shops at Caesars with Wolfgang Puck and food from Puck's six Las Vegas restaurants. Participating wineries include Wolfgang Puck, Au Bon Climat Winery, Cain Vineyard & Winery, Castello di Ama, Chehalem, Domaine Cordier, Cheval des Andes, Daou Vineyards & Winery, d'Arenberg, Hall Wines, Champagne-Henriot, Holdredge Wines, Kistler Vineyards, Marimar Estate, Patz & Hall, Poggio Antico, Puck-Schrader, Talbott Vineyards, Fattoria Rodáno, Ruinart, Domaine Santa Duc, Swanson Vineyards and Walt Wines. The event begins at 6 p.m. for VIPs who pay $275, and 7 p.m. for general admission for $225.
The BAR-b-q on Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Garden of the Gods pools at Caesars Palace features cocktails created by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada's executive director of mixology Francesco Lafranconi, along with libations from Atomic Liquors, The Boozery, District One Kitchen & Bar, Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge, Downtown Cocktail Room, DW Bistro, Echo & Rig, Herbs & Rye, Imperial Tacos & Beer, Midtown Bar, The Blind Pig, Triple George, Vanguard Lounge, Vintner Grill and Wayfarer Bar. Expect barbecue foods to go along with the cocktails.
Bubble-Licious on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Doge's Palace at the Venetian focuses on bubbly from Armand de Brignac, Billecart-Salmon, Bruno Paillard, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Freixenet, Gerard Bertrand, Henriot, La Caravelle, Moët-Hennessy, Pernod Ricard USA, Rémy Cointreau USA, Riboli Family Wines and Wilson Creek Winery. The Venetian and Palazzo's restaurants bring the food.
The Founders' Grand Tasting on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Keep Memory Alive Event Center, honors the men who created this scholarship event 40 years ago — UNLV Dean Jerry Vallen and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada's Larry Ruvo. The biggest UNLVino grand tasting ever features more than 80 beverage booths, a beer garden, sake village, live entertainment, interactive art experiences and cuisine from UNLV culinary students as well as Big Sur Oyster Bar, Binion's Ranch Steakhouse, Mercadito, Oscar's Steakhouse, Poppy Den, Portofino, Sambalatte, Spiedini, Tacos & Tequila, Rumor Boutique Hotel and Westin Lake Las Vegas, among others.
Choose any of the last three events for the Pick Two rate of $199.
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