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Sip, Pair, and Toast at Iconic Las Vegas Strip Resort

Las Vegas is back and ready to party. Mark your calendars and make your plans as It’s the Tropicana Wine Mixer and it’s certain to go down in history as one of the best weekends of the year. Tickets are on sale now as Tropicana Las Vegas welcomes locals and tourists to its inaugural wine event, Sept. 24-26. 

Guests can expect to immerse themselves in a choose-your-own-adventure style weekend full of wine, food, learning, and fun at the iconic Tropicana Las Vegas. Join in the festivities celebrating the world of winemaking, tasting, and pairing with three days of world-class wine selections, classes, an opening Friday welcome party, a Saturday lunch and dinner party, and as the perfect end to a fabulous Vegas weekend, a fitting Sunday hangover brunch.

The fun kicks off Friday night, Sept. 24, with a welcome party of wine and hors d’oeuvres from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday offers a day packed with six unique and special classes. 

Prosecco To Start The Day featuring La Marca Prosecco presented by E&J Gallo Winery. La Marca Prosecco— made from the expressive Glera grape—is found in the hillside vineyards of Italy’s Prosecco capital, Treviso, creating a clean, refreshing taste with a delicate, floral palate and bright acidity. 

How To Taste Wine, presented by Trinchero, explores the importance of identifying aromas when evaluating wines and how tongues only recognize five flavors. Guests will broaden their library scents and flavor descriptions.

Wine and Cheese Pairing presented by Rodney Strong, with roots going back over 100 years, and Trinchero, a family legacy of great wines since 1948. Rodney Strong will be giving you an in-depth tutorial on flavor pairing with cheese based off of the knowledge learned in the class prior to this one.

Following the three morning classes, guests are welcomed to a lunch that includes tasting flagship wines with paired hors d’oeuvres and offers guests a chance to mix and mingle. Classes continue after lunch.

Types & Flavors of Red Wines showcases Pinot Noir from around the world presented by Chateau Ste Michelle, Washington state’s oldest and acclaimed winery featuring award-winning wines. Learn the history of these wines and taste the difference a terroir makes!

Interested in learning how to make wine? Join the class on Wine Making with Jackson Family Wine. Guests will be utilizing their own personal Kendall-Jackson VR Chardonnay blending kit to create their own personal flavor profile.

Types & Flavors of White Wines presented by Rodney Strong. Taste through white varietals that comprise their signature UpShot white blend.

Recap your learnings and celebrate your new wine knowledge with a festive Saturday Happy Hour while sampling all the flavors of the day with vendor booths, meat and cheese pairings, a silent auction, and live music. Saturday evening ends with dinner paired with a choice of red or white wine while a Sommelier teaches about wine pairings.

After such an eventful Saturday, the Hangover Brunch on Sunday, Sept. 26, will be a sweet ending to the weekend with rosé wine, mimosas, and breakfast!

Tickets can be purchased for individual events and classes starting at $40, or guests can purchase an all-access weekend pass for the entire weekend for $200 plus tax and fees. For more information, a schedule of events and classes, and to purchase tickets, visit www.troplv.com or www.ticketmaster.com.