Halloween hostess gifts, new menus and movember

• Last week we told you about Tilt, a set of stainless-steel balls that keep your beverages cool. Similarly, Balls of Steel cool your spirits, but now you’re drinking for a cause, my man. A portion of all BOS profits go directly to fund testicular cancer research. Pre-order now for November shipping—just in time for all your “Movember” gifting needs! $20, OriginalBOS.com.

• Assuming you have wild Hallow-week parties to attend, you’ll need hostess gifts. May we suggest Pumpkin Face Rum: Dominican rum in some very snazzy packaging! $33 white (pictured), $46 reserve, $65 23-year-old, Bonanza General Store, 2440 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

• In preparation for Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke (Nov. 9-11), Rhumbar has readied a number of rum and cigar pairings from $10-$40, including Rhum Barbancourt 15-Year Estate Reserve served with a Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Short Churchill. In the Mirage, RhumbarLV.com.

Hyde Bellagio has launched its winter menu, with five new cocktails that highlight the tastes of the season including a beet Aviation, house-infused Rock and Rye, iced Irish coffee, a pomegranate mojito and the coconut-frosted, liquid nitrogen Snowflake. HydeBellagio.com.

• Set aside Nov. 10 for a four-course wine-pairing dinner at Bellagio featuring a menu by executive chef Edmund Wong and chardonnay and pinot noir wines from Patz & Hall. The family-run winery crafts small-lot and single-vineyard wines using grapes from some of the top growers in Napa Valley, Russian River Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands, Mendocino County and the Sonoma Coast. $175, 6:30 p.m. in Tuscany Kitchen, (866) 906-7171.

• Something wicked-good this way comes! The 2009 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve debuted to a small group seeing Wicked at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts last month, and at last, it has arrived in Las Vegas. Look for this “profoundly deep, complex” wine to appear soon on menus, or pick some up for $109 per bottle at Wine.com.



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