Wine and dine away the hours

Our cups will soon runneth over! Much ado has been made—mostly by us—about the upcoming windfall of gourmet and cork-popping opps. But it bears repeating: Clear your schedule. Tickets are now on sale and they are going fast!

Vegas Uncork’d Grand Tasting, May 6: 50 chefs, 30 events, four days—it’s the fifth annual Vegas Uncork’d, presented by Bon Appétit. Friday’s Garden of the Gods grand tasting also welcomes Caesars’ soon-to-be tenants Central 24/7 chef Michel Richard and Nobu Matsuhisa of Nobu, as well as the chefs of the Cosmopolitan. 7:30 p.m., $200,

Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour, May 14: More than 200 of the world’s finest wineries uncork their finest from among Wine Spectator’s top-scoring selections for just three hours while you mingle with winemakers and owners and enjoy a bountiful spread of wine-loving nibbles. 7-10 p.m. In the Venetian Ballroom, $200,

Taste of the Nation, May 19: Sample food from more than 34 local restaurants and four food trucks, and sip libations prepared by mixologists from all over the country while giving back to our community with silent and live auctions benefiting Share Our Strength. And the money raised stays in Las Vegas! Rain Nightclub hosts the evening. VIP 5:30-9 p.m., $100; general admission 6:30-9 p.m., $75 in advance, $85 at the door,

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair, May 26: Join nearly 75 of Vegas’ finest restaurants and beverage purveyors as the Nevada Restaurant Association presents the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair on the Palazzo pool deck. VIP 6 p.m., $150; general admission 7 p.m., $100,