By Dianne R. Davis
Photos by Dianne R. Davis or Burt Davis unless otherwise indicated.
UNLVino Events Set for April 14 -16 at Three Locations
Robert G. Goldstein
UNLVino invites guests to “take a sip for scholarship” April 14 through 16, 2016. Three evenings of events -celebrating 42 years of hospitality excellence – including Bubble-Licious, Sake Fever and the Grand Tasting – will continue Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s mission to rally the Las Vegas community in support of UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration Tickets are on sale for Nevada’s original wine and culinary festival at http://www.unlvtickets.com/.
Robert G. Goldstein
UNLVino will also continue its tradition of recognizing hospitality industry leaders with the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence. The 2016 honorees include Robert G. Goldstein President and COO of Las Vegas Sands Corp, Brian Massie, Corporate Executive Chef and Partner for Clique Hospitality, and Jan Jones Blackhurst Government Relations and Corporate Responsibility Caesar's Corporation.
There are three opportunities to support UNLV students and enjoy spectacular events:
Bubble-Licious at The Venetian Las Vegas’ Doge’s Palace Plaza – Thursday, April 14 7-10 p.m.
To kick off the festivities, UNLVino will uncork a variety of champagnes and sparkling wines at Bubble-Licious under the stars at The Venetian Las Vegas’® Doge’s Palace Plaza. A fan-favorite event, Bubble-Licious guests will enjoy small plates from The Venetian and Palazzo’s outstanding collection of restaurants.Tickets are $100--$125
Sake Fever at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa – Friday, April 15 7-10 p.m.
East meets West as UNLVino brings back the beloved Sake Fever to Red Rock’s scenic pool. The evening will showcase a variety of sakes, Japanese spirits and cocktails, plus cuisine from some of the city’s top restaurants. Tickets are $75-- $100.
The Grand Tasting at Paris Las Vegas – Saturday, April 16 7-10 p.m.
Returning to Paris Las Vegas’ ballroom, UNLVino’s time-honored Grand Tasting will delight guests with an unrivaled collection of premium beverages . as the weekend’s main event indulges guests with delectable cuisine from UNLV’s culinary students and celebrated Vegas restaurants. Tickets are $100 - $100 .
UNLVino was cofounded 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. Over the past four decades, UNLVino has raised several million dollars for scholarships and other academic developmental needs of UNLV students. UNLVino is differentiated through hands-on student experiences at all levels of event planning, execution and promotion, as well as the impactful funds raised each year – all testaments to the celebratory weekend’s broader purpose – scholarship.