Just A Sip


Wine Pairing for Vegetarians, Riesling Rules and Big Reds at Michael Mina Bellagio

I know Cole Sisson, currently a sommelier at Michael Mina Bellagio in Las Vegas, from his time in Seattle. I got to wondering, what’s the perception of Washington State wine in a city that sells such an astonishing amount of bottles? So I asked for his take on the move from Seattle to Vegas. But not satisfied with asking just one question, I peppered Cole for his thoughts on pairing wine with vegetarian cuisine, a favorite food and wine match at the restaurant, and the spots where you’ll find him when it comes to enjoying off-duty food and drink. Read More



Bavarian Castle Dishes Out Delicious German Cuisine

Since the closing of Café Heidelberg in 2012 following a 40-year run, local lovers of German cuisine have had precious few places to get an authentic schnitzel or brat. Sure, the food at Hofbräuhaus is good—assuming you’re willing to endure beer-swilling tourists belting out “Sweet Caroline” to an oompah band while their friends get paddled by a waitress. Read More