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A Mid-Week Trip to Vegas Is Rewarded With Wine

The Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival will be held September 15-18 at the SLS Las Vegas, while the next-to-last Wine Walk of the year in Vegas will take place September 17 at the Town Square shopping mall on the

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A Sure Bet: Great Wine Events in Las Vegas

Throughout California Wine Month, I’m planning to share as many wine-themed events in as many popular locales as I can — and not just in the Golden State. Travel and Leisure recently unveiled its “World’s Best Awards” for 2016, and

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In Search of a 150-Year-Old Grapevine

We all know that you can’t stop progress, but sometimes I think we need to have a clearer consensus about what progress is… and what it isn’t… when decisions are being made. In Southern California, “progress” destroyed some of the

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‘Private Cellar Thursdays’: A Great Las Vegas Wine Deal

More and more visitors to Las Vegas are learning what the locals have known for a long time: that you can have “Strip”-like experiences without having to deal with the hustle, bustle and frustration of navigating the city’s famous but

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Montaditos, Wine and People Watching in Downtown Las Vegas

The renaissance of downtown Las Vegas has been nothing short of remarkable, as the eastern side of the main drag, Fremont Street, continues to see new development replacing hooker-patronized no-tell motels and other long-shuttered businesses. At the heart of the

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What to Do When There’s No Sommelier to Help

I was reading the other day that one of America’s most accomplished sommeliers, Kevin Vogt, was getting out of the sommelier business. For close to two decades, Vogt curated the wine lists for celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s Las Vegas restaurants:

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Never Wear White to a Red Wine Tasting… and Other Notes

Notes and quotes from the wonderful world of wine, as we do a little spring cleaning of the office — uh, I mean cellar — desk… “Smooth jazz” guitarist Peter White, who has played at numerous wineries over the years

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Tickets Available for Major Las Vegas Wine Tasting

Check the calendar. It’s the month of romance. Specifically, it’s the month of Valentine’s Day. And just because February 14 happens to fall on a Sunday this year, you are still obligated to have a romantic evening with your Significant

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Wine Magic at The LINQ

Somebody must have made this observation before, but I’ll be darned if I can find the quote anywhere in my wine library or online. So, at least for the time being, I’m taking credit: Wine is bottled magic. Robert Louis

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A Sure Thing in Vegas? Check Out These Wine Events

It may not have the most politically correct name, but you have to love the premise behind the One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting Event, which is coming up on Saturday, August 15 at the Silverton Casino’s Veil Pavilion in Las

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