Both Las Vegas and San Francisco Want You!

uncorkdTwo of America’s greatest cities are Las Vegas and San Francisco, and on the last weekend of April, they have conspired to present a vinous conundrum for wine lovers.

On that weekend, each city will host a very tempting wine event. The main difference between the two is their scope.

In Vegas, everything is larger than life, and so it is with an event called Vegas Uncork’d. In San Francisco, all types of ethnic cuisine can be found, so the City by the Bay is a logical choice to host the TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting, focusing on the varieties of just two countries: Spain and Portugal.

Bon Appetit magazine conducts a number of wine festivals each year, but none is more anticipated than Vegas Uncork’d, which in 2015 will be held April 23-26.

Venues include the Aria, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand resorts, and among the scheduled events are “Decadent Delights: Wine and Chocolate Pairing,” “Premier Pairings With Krug Champagne and Guy Savoy,” and “Creative Cantonese and Wine at Hakkasan.”

You can get further information here: www.vegasuncorked.com

The TAPAS (that’s short for Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society) Grand Wine Tasting will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, April 26 at the Golden Gate Club at the Presidio.

It features a consumer tasting of varietals such as Tempranillo, Albarino, Garnacha, Touriga Nacional, etc. from 2 to 5 p.m., preceded by a blind tasting of four American-made Tempranillos and four Spanish versions from 12 noon until 1:30.

The events are separately ticketed, and ticket information is available here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tapas-grand-wine-tasting-2015-tickets-15194181205

Las Vegas or San Francisco? A long weekend of vinous decadence, or a more focused, education-oriented, single-day event? The choice is yours.

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