Finally, it’s Sin City’s’ time- their very own wine-o wonderland has arrived. Why did it take so long in coming to a city that thrives on drinking the morning, afternoon and nighty-nite-nite? After all, the oasis has been filling parched palates in 63 stores in 11 states.
Winning the prestigious Beverage Dynamic’s 2008 Retailer of the Year award, Total Wine & More finally trudged into Las Vegas on March 4, bringing with them 8,000 wines, including 1,100 cabaret sauvignons, 750 chardonnays, 500 merlots, 250 zinfandels and 600 pinot noir varieties- all jam-packed all in a 27,000-square-foot store in Boca Park (730 S. Rampart Blvd.).
There are even 2,000 kinds of the hard spirits (500 vodkas, 220 scotches and 230 rums, among others) and even 1,000 varieties of beer to take down and pass around.
That’s enough to keep anybody warm for many a night. Compliment the experience with one of their 200 high-end cigars and you’ll be feeling no pain.
Not a wine connoisseur? No problemo. They have three weekly wine tastings to get you in the groove: noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
The Palazzo in Las Vegas will have their quarterly wine stroll, Vineyards of Style, featuring 7 wineries and 28 wines from across the country on Thursday, August 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Shoppes at The Palazzo.
All net proceeds from the event will benefit Three Square, the Las Vegas food bank that serves 250 agencies throughout Southern Nevada. For additional information please visit www.threesquare.org.
With The Shoppes at The Palazzo as the scene for the stylish event, guests will taste the wines and see the designs as they stroll throughout the luxurious venue enjoying live jazz music and cuisine from WOO and Restaurant Charlie. Sip into Double Helix Wine Bar + Boutique where the featured wines from the stroll are available for purchase. The wineries presenting at Vineyards of Style include Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, Foster’s Wine Estates, Icon Estates, Lion Nathan USA, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Southern Wine & Spirits Sake.
Look for future quarterly wine strolls at The Palazzo coming in October, 2009
To purchase tickets visit any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, call 1-866-641- SHOW or visit www.venetian.com or www.palazzolasvegas.com.