RAISE A GLASS TO NATIONAL WINE DAY WITH EXCEPTIONAL WINES AT THESE DINING DESTINATIONS

Las Vegas:

 

La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway, located at Wynn Las Vegas, will toast National Wine Day withsommelier selects by the glass from its diverse collection, available exclusively on Saturday, May 25 from 4 to 10 p.m. The wines will include 2010 Hawk and Horse Cabernet from Red Hills, Lake County, California, an aged biodynamic wine, priced at $52 per glass; 2019 Renato Ratti “Marcenasco” Barolo from Piedmont, Italy, featuring notes of dark fruit with hints of tobacco, priced at $35 per glass; and Château Mongravey from Margaux, Bordeaux, France, providing a fine palate with notes of black currants,  plums and dark cherries, priced at $31 per glass. Curated by La Cave’s knowledgeable Sommelier, Erick Ramirez, the featured wines will be poured tableside with the freshness of a newly opened bottle through Coravin wine technology, which makes it possible to pour wine without removing the cork.

 

Wineaux the celebrated new “wine market, bar and escape” from James Beard Award-winning Chef Shawn McClain, Master Sommelier Nick Hetzel, and restaurateurs Richard and Sarah Camarota. Located at UnCommons across from the new Durango Casino & Resort, Wineaux entices guests toexplore and discover great wines while celebrating the best of the classics and finding new personal favorites. The collection is carefully overseen by Hetzel, a long-time collaborator with McClain and the Camarotas dating back to their iconic restaurant, Sage at Aria. Well-versed wine buyers looking tosource rare, allocated selections and special wines for their collections will appreciate Wineaux’s extensive collection. The retail experience is guided by Wineaux’s expert staff, led by Hetzel as well as General Manager and Advanced Sommelier Norman Acosta, who guide guests through the discovery of new wines, either by the glass or bottle, for any mood, occasion, pairing or price point. The dynamic and diverse collection ranges from selections by rare icons such as Egon Müller, to wines by new finds, like Champagne producer Jean Josselin. Chef McClain has developed an exceptional menu that pairs beautifully with various wines in the collection, including foie parfait with fig preserves, Asian pear, kumquat and toasted hazelnuts; bruschetta topped with whipped ricotta, tomato conserva, parma ham and Genovese basil, priced at $21; and a poached shrimp roll served on buttered brioche, priced at$22. The retail space features chilled bottles of white and sparkling wines and a takeaway counter showcasing charcuterie, smoked salmon, gourmet cheese, caviar and other tasty luxuries. Wineaux is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday; and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

 

 

One of the newest additions to Las Vegas’ culinary landscape in the bustling southwest district atUnCommons across from the new Durango Casino & Resort, AMARI Italian Kitchen & WineShop reimagines Italian-American cuisine with a modern twist, alongside an extensive wine selection. AMARI offers a diverse and playful wine list featuring Italian and domestic wines from unique producers not typically found elsewhere in the area. Guests can explore exclusive offerings like the 2016 Falezze Amarone Della Valpolicella, available only at AMARI. Additionally, AMARI boasts an impressive selection of amaro, providing guests with the perfect complement to their dining experience. Whether indulging in dinner in the strikingly beautiful dining room, enjoying a glass of wine on the open-air patio overlooking UnCommons’ central open courtyard or exploring its quaint wine shop, AMARI promises an unforgettable gastronomic journey that celebrates the essence of wine culture. AMARI is open for dinner nightly, from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 3 to 5:30 p.m. for happy hour.

 

For over four decades, Piero’s Italian Cuisine has been a treasured institution in the heart of Las Vegas, enchanting guests with its homage to vintage dining, timeless charm and unparalleled winecollection. With over 1,900 wines and 10,000 bottles in its expansive collection, Piero’s offers a treasure trove for wine connoisseurs. Pat Rost, who has been leading the wine program at Piero’s Italian Cuisine for well over a decade, explores new wineries in Italy to continually offer new wines to discover for the restaurant’s discerning clientele. As the menu evolves, so does the wine collection, ensuring that Pat always has an impeccable recommendation for every season of the menu. From rare vintages tobeloved classics, every bottle is handpicked to elevate guests’ dining experience to new heights. Whether you’re savoring signature dishes like osso buco or enjoying a lively evening in the Monkey Bar with live music, Piero’s promises a culinary journey that transcends time. Piero’s is open daily for dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca, located at Green Valley Ranch Spa and Casino in Henderson, features an expansive wine selection, including sparkling wines to rosé and pinots to merlot from around the world including Italy, France, Germany, New Zealand and more. The sophisticated Tuscan-style restaurant will celebrate the holiday by offering half-priced bottles of wine, available on Saturday, May 25 from 4 to 11 p.m. Bottiglia’s menu is bountiful with antipasti, salads, fresh fish, and specialty pasta dishes that complement any bottle perfectly.

 

For wine lovers who maintain a crisp glass of vino is best enjoyed alongside a robust premium cigar, Eight Lounge is the premier destination for National Wine Day on Saturday, May 25. Their extensive collection includes impeccable pairings such as the Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Toro, a full-bodied cigar that boasts a delicate balance between its naturally sweet tobacco spice and dense earthy layers is priced at $55. The H99 compliments a number of Eight’s high-end wine options, including the Caymus Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, which features an elegant nose of tobacco, chocolate, plum and blackberry, and is priced at $65 a glass or $325 for the bottle.

 

World famous for its spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip and mountains from a 360-degree rotating dining room, Top of the World sits 800 feet high in The STRAT’s iconic tower. Newly remodeled with contemporary elegance, the circular dining room is framed by floor-to-ceiling glass windows and revolves 360 degrees every 80 minutes. A recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 26 years running, Top of the World offers an extensive selection of wines curated by Lead Sommelier Richard Gallen. Highlights include Kistler ‘Les Noisetiers’ 2017, priced at $165; DeLille Cellars Chaleur Blanc 2018, priced at $80; and Barbaresco Vietti ‘Masseria’ 2014, priced at $245; among others. The wine list presents a rare opportunity to enjoy coveted wines by the glass, including three- and six-ounce pours of Opus One Bordeaux Red Blend 2018, priced at $80 for a three-ounce glass and $149 for a six-ounce glass; 6-ounce pours of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, priced at$28; six-ounce pours of Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, priced at $33; and Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, priced at $99, including the option for a Caymus flight, priced at$65. Top of the World will be open for National Wine Day and daily from 4 to 11 p.m. Top of the World’s wine list is linked here and the menu is linked here.

 

San Diego:

 

Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine features a lively yet elegant space to share a culinary experience. With an extensive selection of wines from renowned vineyards around the world, there’s something toplease every palate. The wines range from reds, to white, to sake and complement every dish including Lionfish’s signature spaghetti lobster “homard,” big-eye tuna sashimi, 14-ounce Kurobuta pork chop and 8-ounce center cut filet. Lionfish will honor National Wine Day on Saturday, May 25 with half-priced bottles of wine. The full wine list and menu can be viewed here.

 

At Bleu Bohème, traditional French fare is lightened by SoCal influences, with an amorous vibe achieved with dim lighting and candelabras. Sitting alongside the quaint streets of Kensington, guests can choose from more than 90 wines that are carefully hand-selected, including more than 20 selections served “au pichet,” or by the ¼ and ½ liter carafe. The team at Bleu Bohème is happy tosuggest its favorite pairings for any taste and budget. The full wine list can be viewed here.

 

Located in the heart of Little Italy, Bencotto Italian Kitchen is a restaurant concept conceived as anatural extension of the depth and breadth of Italy’s heritage and what’s more Italian than wine. The space is designed to welcome guests as they enter, with an inviting contemporary Italian family kitchen ambiance, so enjoying a plate of pasta while sipping on a glass of the sparkling, red or white winesavailable makes guests relax and feel right at home. Bencotto also has a hand-selected list of reserve red and white wines that take guests straight to the Northern Italy countryside with every sip. The full wine list and menu can be viewed here.

 

Monello, located next door to Bencotto Italian Kitchen, celebrates Northern Italian street foods and Milan’s glamorous aperitivo culture. The restaurant provides an atmosphere that exudes class and culture that makes for a perfect night out. While not as extensive as some, Monello’s expertly crafted wine list is what truly sets it apart. With sparkling, red, white and a specially cultivated list of reserve wine, there is a wine option for every palate and pairing. The full wine list and menu can be viewed here.

 

East St. Louis, Ill.:

 

DraftKings at Casino Queen, located at 200 Front Street, will toast to the holiday by offering a 20% discount on all bottles of wine at Bridgeway, the property’s full-service, casual sit-down restaurant.

 

Marquette, Iowa:

 

Casino Queen Marquette, the picturesque riverboat casino on the banks of the Mississippi River at100 Anti Monopoly Street, will invite guests to celebrate with a refreshing white wine spritzer, priced at$5 and available at the casino bar.