UNLVino CELEBRATES ITS 45TH YEAR
APRIL 11-13 FOR THREE NIGHTS
Indulge in wine, spirits, beer and delectable food at Bubble-Licious, Sake Fever and the Grand Tasting while raising funds for the hospitality program at UNLV
Las Vegas is sipping red…and white as UNLVino, proudly sponsored by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada since the event’s inception, returns for its 45th year as Las Vegas’ longest running wine and food festival. Benefitting the students of UNLV’s Harrah College of Hospitality, this highly anticipated event returns for three incredible nights with Bubble-Licious on Thursday, April 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center in downtown Las Vegas’ Symphony Park, Sake Fever at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa’s pool on Friday, April 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., and the Grand Tasting at The Mirage Event Center on Saturday, April 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, Feb. 14.
This year, each evening will feature more restaurants and beverage brands through Southern Glazer’s than ever before. Guests attending Bubble-Licious will delight in unique champagne and sparkling wine selections while reveling in bites from a variety of Las Vegas restaurants. Tickets for this evening are $125* in advance and $150 *at the door. Sake Fever, featuring a wide variety of sakes, Japanese spirits and cocktails, as well as Asian-inspired restaurants, has also become known for its annual carving of a 300-lb. fresh tuna, provided by Naked Fish’s Sushi & Grill. It has become a culinary spectacle in the city that cannot be missed. Tickets for Sake Fever are $75* in advance and $100* at the door on the evening of the event.
The three-night fundraiser will wrap with UNLVino’s signature event – the Grand Tasting – where wine and food enthusiasts will indulge in a premium selection of wine, spirits, craft beer and other beverages as well as exceptional entertainment. Guests will also enjoy cuisine prepared by the Hospitality College students in addition to an extensive group of prestigious restaurants and chefs throughout Las Vegas. Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $125* in advance and $150* at the door.
A complete list of participating wineries, chefs and restaurants will soon be unveiled on www.unlvino.com. Attendees can save $25 when they purchase tickets in advance online. Tickets to go on sale on Thursday, Feb. 14 and can be purchased on www.unlvtickets.com.
*plus taxes and applicable fees.
From its humble beginnings in the Southern Wine & Spirits warehouse, the annual UNLVino has grown into Las Vegas premier wine, spirits and food event, and serves as the year’s largest scholarship fundraiser for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ (UNLV) William F. Harrah College of Hospitality students. Founded in 1974 by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Senior Managing Director Larry Ruvo and former College of Hospitality dean Jerry Vallen, UNLVino began as a small wine tasting, with proceeds going to UNLV’s hotel college fund. As UNLVino’s popularity grew, so too did its hosting venues, moving from the warehouse into UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center, and eventually expanding to numerous Las Vegas resorts as fans and community sponsors took notice. Entering its 45th year, UNLVino has raised millions of dollars in scholarships and has become one of the city’s must-attend events of the year.
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada is the state’s leading beverage distribution company. Founded in 1968 as Southern Wine & Spirits and headquartered in Miami, Florida, the organization later expanded to Nevada, where it operated in Las Vegas and Reno – strategic positions that allows the distributor to meet customer demand statewide. In 2016, Southern Wine & Spirits completed its merger with Glazer’s, becoming North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages.
About UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
The UNLV Harrah College of Hospitality is consistently ranked as one of the top hospitality programs in the world. Studying just blocks away from the epicenter of the hospitality industry – the Las Vegas Strip, UNLV hospitality students enjoy unparalleled opportunities to gain hands-on, industry-relevant experience. Each year the college organizes nearly 600 internships, welcomes more than 100 national hospitality brands to recruitment events, and pairs and average of 175 industry mentors with students. And the recent completion of the college’s new state-of-the-art academic building Hospitality Hall, students are helping the college usher in a new era of excellence in hospitality education.
Tickets on sale this Thursday, Feb. 14 at www.unlvino.com