The Cork Board

Find a new crush, pick your perfect pairing and stomp for joy—this is the ultimate spring wine guide!

March 22

38th annual UNLVino

Launching the UNLVino event sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, is Bubble-licious, an evening of world-class champagnes and sparkling wines in the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, designed by world-famous architect Frank Gehry. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh will be honored as a recipient of the 2012 Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence. $100 in advance, $125 at the door, 7-10 p.m., 739-3267,

March 23

Catch the Fever! Japanese Brew Masters presents more than 100 premium sakes and innovative beers at Sake Fever, where Excalibur and Luxor President and COO Renee West will be honored as a recipient of the 2012 Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence. Pre-party with two-for-one drinks at Rhumbar 5-7 p.m.; post-party at Japonais with complimentary sparkling sake and passed desserts 10-11 p.m. $65 in advance, $85 at the door, 7-10 p.m., The Mirage Pool, 739-3267,

March 24

The weekend of fundraising for the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration concludes with the Grand Tasting in the grand ballroom at Bally’s. With more than 100 booths (80 of which are dedicated to wine), the event features a selection of more than 650 wines to “sip for scholarship.” Food prepared by UNLV students, original cocktails and upbeat entertainment will highlight the evening as celebrity chef/restaurateur Michel Richard will be honored as a recipient of the 2012 Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence. $75 in advance, $100 at the door, 7-10 p.m., 739-3267,

March 22

The Capital Grille donates $25 from the sale of each $75 bottle of its Artist Series cabernet sauvignon to Share Our Strength. The limited-edition, individually numbered bottles are available now till they run out. In Fashion Show, 932-6631,

March 24

Bellagio presents a Patz & Hall winemaker dinner featuring single-vineyard chardonnay and pinot noir wines alongside a menu by Bellagio executive chef Edmund Wong. Winery owner Donald Patz and master sommelier Jason Smith host. $175, 6:30 p.m. in Tuscany Kitchen, 866-406-7117,

March 27

Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse will feature the wines of Ferrari-Carano alongside a five-course menu. $85, 6 p.m., in Sunset Station, 547-7777,

March 29

Enjoy samples of a red, white and a Prosecco accompanied by fresh strawberries and cheese from 6-8 p.m. at Vanguard Lounge. $10, 868-7800,

March 30

Prepare then pair three dishes with complementary wines during Creative Cooking School of Las Vegas’ hands-on food and wine-pairing class. A chocolate pairing class follows on April 5, champagne brunch class April 7, and singles wine and apps class April 13. $99, 6-9 p.m.,

March 31

New Vista kicks off its annual Wine Walk series with Toast to the Town, an evening of wine tasting and food sampling at The Village at Lake Las Vegas. $50 in advance, $60 day of, 7-10 p.m.,

April 11

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing features art and master sommelier Jason Smith’s wine pairings inspired by “Claude Monet: Impressions of Light” the second Wednesday of every month. $38, 5-7 p.m., 693-7871,

April 12-15

The fifth annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival brings together more than 75 prominent chefs and 250 acclaimed wineries and distinguished winemakers from around the world at Northern California’s iconic Pebble Beach Resorts.

April 13-15

The Golden Nugget’s fourth annual Spring Wine & Jazz Fest features three days and nights of poolside receptions, wine tastings, barrel and bottle samplings, cuisine pairings and a live wine auction. $35-$100, 386-8100,

April 14

Rock ’n’ Roll Wine presents the inaugural Wineucopia at the M Pavilion, featuring Better Than Ezra and more than 35 wineries. $48, 7 p.m.,

April 15

Tickets for the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival go on sale. Save the date, Aug. 9-12, for the second annual event sponsored by Food & Wine.

April 19

Tivoli Village and Fresh52 farmers markets launches a new free weekly event, Taste & Toast Thursdays, featuring chef demonstrations, libation tastings sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits, local artists and live entertainment. 5-8 p.m.,

April 23

Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar serves a seven-course wine dinner featuring fish, grass-fed beef, venison and California wines. $79, 6:30 p.m., 750-2991,

April 27

Picasso executive chef Julian Serrano presents a winemaker dinner featuring the cabernet sauvignon and syrah of Colgin Cellars, hosted by master sommelier Jason Smith and Colgin Cellars owner/vintner Ann Colgin. $295, 6:30 p.m. in Bellagio, 693-7075.

May 3

Comme Ça in the Cosmopolitan presents an evening with William “Bill” Phelps, including a petite retrospective of Joseph Phelps Insignia and a four-course winemaker dinner. $195, 6 p.m., 698-7910,

May 5

More than 200 of the world’s finest wineries pour their best wines when Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour pulls into The Mirage. A portion of the proceeds will benefit students wishing to pursue careers in the wine industry. $200, 7-10 p.m.

May 10-13

After setting a Guinness World Record by uncorking 308 bottles of Louis Martini cabernet sauvignon simultaneously, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit pops the cork on four days and nights of Master Series dinners, seminars and parties at Bellagio, Caesars Palace, the Cosmopolitan and Mandalay Bay.

May 17

Help end childhood hunger by attending Share Our Strength’s annual Taste of the Nation benefit at Rain Nightclub in the Palms. Enjoy both live and silent auctions while 45 chefs serve tastes of their cuisine along with wine and spirits. $100 online, $125 at the door, 7-9:30 p.m.,

May 19

Rock ’n’ Roll Wine’s eighth annual Reggae Pool Party at Green Valley Ranch Resort will feature more than 40 wineries as well as live reggae music. $35, 7-11 p.m.,



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