Vegas Seven


  • Dining

    Seven Reasons to Attend the 44th Annual UNLVino

    By Jacob Jacoby

    Take a “Sip for Scholarship”

  • Dish & Tell

    Burgers and Banh Mis on the 595, a South Indian Bar Brunch and a Sip for Scholarship

    By Marisa Finetti

    Bite down on the latest Las Vegas food news.

  • scene stirs

    Four Sips to Seek Out at the 42nd Annual UNLVino

    By Southern Wine & Spirits' Tony Goitia

    Southern Wine & Spirits territory manager Tony Goitia gives us a wine-tinerary for UNLVino.

  • The Grape Nut

    Wine Expert Tony Goitia Picks UNLVino’s Seven Not-to-Miss Wines

    By Tony Goitia

    This is my 31st UNLVino (, but I still peruse the event program in advance to see what wines I haven’t tasted in a while (or have never tasted). Here’s my must-sip list for the Grand Tasting, April 18 at Paris Las Vegas.

  • Spring Epicurean Guide

    What to Drink at UNLVino

    By Tony Goitia

    A local wine pro shares his must-taste list for each event at the oenophile extravaganza, which runs April 9-12

  • Spring Epicurean Guide

    2014 Spring Epicurean Calendar

    Rockstar Beer Festival at the Hard Rock Hotel has “Gone Country” this year with Jerrod Niemann and Leah Turner amping up the resort’s Paradise Beach.

  • Spring Epicurean Guide

    40 Years of Cheers

    You don’t become one of the nation’s largest wine events overnight. What began 40 years ago as a humble fundraiser in a liquor warehouse for Las Vegas’ hometown university has gone on to have a significant impact on the lives and careers of numerous hospitality students.

  • Diner's Notebook

    UNLVino Shines, The Springs Café Cooks and Sambalatte Grows

    By Max Jacobson

    UNLVino celebrated its 39th year April 18-21, and I attended the Grand Tasting and the new Sunday Bar-B-Q. As always, organizers Southern Wine & Spirits put on a great show for a huge turnout. The Saturday-evening Grand Tasting at Paris Las Vegas featured a diverse lineup of wines, spirits and food. The more than 70 brands included Grgich Hills Estates, Pernod Ricard USA and Newcastle Breweries.

  • Just A Sip

    Pouring Puck

    Wine has long been associated with miracles. Still, it’s hard to imagine a wine that actually preserves memory, but in a way, that’s what Wolfgang Puck’s wines do. It’s no wonder that his 2011 Master Lot Reserve, a California sauvignon blanc won big at the recent World Wine Championships: The Beverage Tasting Institute honored Puck’s medium-bodied table wine—of grapefruit, passion fruit and apple aromas, and citrus and melon flavor—with a gold medal, as well as a 90-point rating and a Best Buy award.

  • Vino Las Vegas

    The Cork Board

    By Xania V. Woodman

    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,

  • Vino Las Vegas

    Seven Wine Trends

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Southern Wine & Spirits territory manager Tony Goitia has seen 27 UNLVinos in his time with the company, so he has a pretty good vantage point from which to identify trends in wine, wine culture and winemaking. Goitia also taught International Wines at the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV for six years, so he knows firsthand just how important the scholarship money raised by UNLVino is to the school. Over the years, Goitia’s seen some fads (Champagne splits with a straw, wine in a can) and some strokes of genius (screw caps).

  • Society

    Champagne Wishes

    UNLVino’s three days of wine-filled fundraising was an invitation to the community to “Take a Sip for Scholarship.” The “Bubble-Licious” kickoff event April 8 at Caesars Palace attracted a range of personalities, including Mayor Oscar Goodman, actor Danny DeVito and bubble-loving Robin Leach (bubbly in hand, blonde on arm).

  • The Latest

    Swirl and Sip for Scholarships

    By Marvin Lucas

    Nevada’s oldest wine-tasting event, UNLVino, is back and is bringing with it a case of Sake Fever. More than 250 sakes will be on hand at the Palms Pool April 9 for night No. 2 of the three-day festival. The rice wine-themed party is a fresh addition to the annual fundraising event, which was founded in 1974.