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UNLVino Expands to Four Days
UNLVino Expands to Four Days


One of UNLV’s most prominent fundraising events will expand to four days in 2013.

The 39th annual UNLVino will span four days from April 18-21. Organizers say the wine festival will showcase an array of international beverages including wine, beer and spirits.

UNLVino’s $350 wine-lovers “passport” package – includes admission to all four tastings, a savings of more than $100.

Events include:

“Bubble-Licious” at The Venetian – Thursday, April 18: 7-10 p.m.

An evening of champagnes, sparkling wines and exotic champagne cocktails accompanied by cuisine from The Venetian’s 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. 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 celebration of the most authentic and precisely crafted Asian beverages and cuisine, will take place at The Mirage’s pool. In addition to an extensive selection of imported and domestically brewed sakes and beers, the 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, UNLVino’s Grand Tasting take place at Paris Las Vegas and will feature a collection of international wines, specialty beers and craft cocktails complemented with cuisine prepared by UNLV’s culinary students and some of Las Vegas’ favorite restaurants. Tickets are $125 in advance; $150 at the door.       

“BAR-b-q” at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health – Sunday, April 21: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

UNLVino debuts a mixology-focused BAR-b-q featuring cuisine from celebrity chefs Charlie Palmer, Scott Conant and Gustav Mauler. The tasting event will feature 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.

The events also serve to honor recipients of the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence. Students of UNLV’s Hotel College will recognize four people who have “distinguished themselves by setting an example through their inspirational leadership, character and work ethic.”

UNLVino was co-founded in 1974 by the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, the two organizations which continue to sponsor it today.  In its 38 years, UNLVino has raised millions of dollars for the scholarship program. For more information, visit UNLVino.com or call 877.413.VINO; tickets are available at UNLVTickets.com.


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