Apr 20, 2013
UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada to Raise Scholarship Dollars at Time-Honored Celebration Fundraiser
LAS VEGAS – This year, the 39th annual UNLVino will expand to four days of events, for wine, beer and spirit enthusiasts, April 18-21, 2013. Nevada’s original wine festival will showcase 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.
“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.
UNLVino expands to feature four days of world-class food and beverage tastings for the first time, throughout multiple Las Vegas venues including:
-"Bubble-Licious" at The Venetian – Thursday, April 18: 7-10 p.m.
-"Sake Fever" at The Mirage – Friday, April 19: 7-10 p.m.
-"Grand Tasting" at Paris Las Vegas – Saturday, April 20: 7-10 p.m.
-"BAR-b-q" at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health – Sunday, April 21: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The events also serve to honor recipients of the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence, four individuals who have “distinguished themselves by setting an example through their inspirational leadership, character and work ethic” --Celebrity chefs Thomas Keller and Masaharu Morimoto; acclaimed restaurateur Elizabeth Blau; and MGM Grand President & COO Scott Sibella.
Tickets are now on sale for 2013’s exciting festivities at www.UNLVTickets.com. The perfect gift for wine connoisseurs – UNLVino’s special $350 wine-lovers “passport” package – includes admission to all four tastings, a savings of more than $100.
Out-of-town alumni and tourists are encouraged to visit www.UNLVino.com as well as the respective websites for UNLVino’s partner resorts, The Venetian, The Mirage and Paris Las Vegas, to explore special room rates and packages in the upcoming months.
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. In its 38 years, UNLVino has raised millions of dollars for the scholarship program, which has aided UNLV students who have pursued careers in the hospitality industry around the world. For more information, visit www.UNLVino.com or call 877.413.VINO; tickets are available at www.UNLVTickets.com.
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|Cost||$125 in advance; $150 at the door|
Paris Las Vegas's Champagne Ballroom
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