The upcoming 39th annual UNLVino is expanding to four days of events, for wine, beer and spirit enthusiasts. Nevada’s original wine festival will take place April 18th through the 21st and will be showcasing an array of international beverages and continue Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s mission to raise millions of scholarship dollars for students of UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.
In addition to the all of the amazing wine tasting events that take place every year, UNLVino is debuting a mixology-focused BAR-b-q on Sunday. Also this year UNLVino will recognize four leaders in the hospitality industry with the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence over the four day event. The students of UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada have put together quite a group this year to receive this prestigious award. Celebrity chefs Thomas Keller and Masaharu Morimoto; acclaimed restaurateur Elizabeth Blau; and MGM Grand President & COO Scott Sibella will all be honored at UNLVino.
Tickets are now on sale for 2013’s exciting festivities at UNLVTickets.com. The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for wine connoisseurs – UNLVino’s special $350 wine-lovers “passport” package – includes admission to all four tastings, a savings of more than $100. The 39th annual UNLVino will be the most impressive to date as the event expands to feature four days of world-class food and beverage tastings for the first time, throughout multiple Las Vegas venues
“Bubble-Licious” at The Venetian – Thursday, April 18: 7-10 p.m.
Guests to Bubble-Licious will enjoy an evening of exquisite champagnes, sparkling wines and exotic champagne cocktails accompanied by delectable cuisine from The Venetian’s celebrated restaurants. The event will take place at Doge’s Palace adjacent to The Venetian’s main porte-cochere, where guests can mingle under the stars and take in the unrivaled energy of the Las Vegas Strip. Tickets are $125 in advance; $150 at the door.
“Sake Fever” at The Mirage – Friday, April 19: 7-10 p.m.
Sake Fever, UNLVino’s popular celebration of the most authentic and precisely crafted Asian beverages and cuisine, will immerse guests in the tropical oasis of The Mirage’s resort pool. In addition to an extensive selection of imported and domestically brewed sakes and beers, the elegant event will feature fresh fare crafted by Sushi Masters. Tickets are $100 in advance; $125 at the door.
“Grand Tasting” at Paris Las Vegas – Saturday, April 20: 7-10 p.m.
The main event and a Las Vegas tradition, UNLVino’s Grand Tasting will transform Paris’ Champagne Ballroom into an epicurean paradise, featuring an incredible collection of international wines, specialty beers and craft cocktails complemented with cuisine prepared by UNLV’s talented culinary students and some of Las Vegas’ favorite restaurants. Attendees also will enjoy live entertainment including the musical stylings of a special guest deejay.
Tickets are $125 in advance; $150 at the door.
“BAR-b-q” at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for BrainHealth – Sunday, April 21: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
UNLVino debuts a mixology-focused BAR-b-q, rounding out an impressive four days of beverage events benefitting UNLV’s Hotel College. Featuring cuisine from renowned celebrity chefs Scott Conant, Angelo Sosa and Gustav Mauler, the luxurious tasting event will be elevated with craft-cocktail creations by Master Mixologist Francesco Lafranconi set amongst the awe-inspiring architecture of Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Tickets are $100 in advance; $125 at the door.
To learn more about the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence honorees and the 39th annual UNLVino’s four extravagant events, visit www.UNLVino.com Tickets are on sale at www.UNLVTickets.com, including a $350 Wine Lover’s “Passport” Package, featuring admission to all four tastings, a savings of more than $100.