Events

ELVVAWS April 2019 Meeting: Cline Family Cellars & the Mizpah Hotel

Proprietor Nancy Cline (link) will lead us on a one-of-a-kind virtual wine tasting tour that combines her two passions: Wines from Cline Family Cellars (link) in Sonoma, CA and the careful, painstaking restoration of the historic Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, NV (link) We’ll taste our way through Nancy’s hand-picked selection of Cline Family wines (many unavailable in Las Vegas!) and learn how her pursuit of authenticity and adventure rekindled a love for the Mizpah, Tonopah, and the true spirit of Nevada (link).

 

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group, plus your own wine glasses (if you have them).

MEMBERS $12 per person, $20 per couple. NON-MEMBERS $25 per person. CASH ONLY. Learn how annual member dues support wine education at https://elvvaws.org/join/

Must RSVP to attend. RSVP through this website or here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cline-family-cellars-the-mizpah-hotel-tickets-58832841613

Save the Date. Don’t forget about our next meeting on March 28th at 6:30 pm at Grape Expectations! More info here: https://elvvaws.org/2019/03/04/elvvaws-march-2019-meeting-grape-expectations-vegas-valley-winery/.

QUESTIONS? Visit www.elvvaws.org or email membership@elvvaws.org.

Cheers!

ELVVAWS March 2019 Meeting: Grape Expectations & Vegas Valley Winery

Our next meeting is on THURSDAY March 28, 2018 – 6:30p.m. at Grape Expectations Nevada School of Winemaking (7360 Eastgate Road, Suite 125, Henderson, NV 89011). Please note change of date!

General Manager/Chief Winemaker Mike “Big Mike” Schoenbaechler will lead us through the hands-on wine making process that students at Grape Expectations Nevada School of Winemaking (link) get to experience firsthand. We’ll sip our way through some of the tastiest fruits of their labors as Mike also shares the story of the recent roll out of the Vegas Valley Winery (link), the first winery in Clark County, NV! (yes, more wine!). This will be an exciting opportunity to hear the story first hand from the guy that deftly navigated federal, state, and local bureaucracies – and lived to tell the tale!

Tasting fee for members is $12 per person and $20 per couple.  Non-member fee is $16 per person.  CASH ONLY!  

*** Don’t forget it’s time to renew your memberships for 2019! ***

You can join or renew your membership in several different ways, whichever is most convenient for you.  Thank you for your membership!

Please also bring your own wine glasses.  Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group.

Please RSVP by emailing membership@elvvaws.org, through the evite invitation (link), through the eventbrite invitation (link), or through our Facebook event (link).  Check out the event on our website by clicking here (link).

Cheers!

Kathrine Logan, Membership, 702-409-2834 cell/text

ELVVAWS Feb 2019 Meeting: Exploring Southern AZ Wines

Our next meeting is on WEDNESDAY February 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Veil at the Silverton Hotel Casino (3333 Blue Diamond Road 89139).

“Exploring Southern Arizona Wines” will be a virtual tasting tour through one of the fastest growing wine regions in the country. Join us as we welcome James Callahan, award-winning winemaker at Rune Wines in Sonoita, AZ, and 20-year Sonoita resident Jay Bileti, AWS National Director of Member Services and AWS Certified Wine Judge. James and Jay’s knowledge and expertise in Southern Arizona wines is unparalleled. The wines will be fantastic. This is an event not to be missed!

Tasting fee for members is $12 per person and $20 per couple.  Non-member fee is $16 per person.  (Find out more about becoming a member here: https://elvvaws.org/join/)   CASH ONLY!  Please also bring your own wine glasses.  Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group. 

*** Don’t forget it’s time to renew your memberships for 2019! ***
You can renew your membership in several different ways, whichever is most convenient for you. Thank you for your continued membership!

Please RSVP by emailing membership@elvvaws.org or through our Eventbrite event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-southern-az-wines-tickets-55420800105.  Hope to see you there.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email membership@elvvaws.org. Cheers!

ELVVAWS Dec 2018 Meeting: Holiday Party

Our next meeting is set for Thursday December 13th at 6:30 pm at Grape Expectations at 7360 Eastgate, Suite 125, Henderson NV 89011.  It can get chilly there, so please dress accordingly.

 Similar to last year, we are going to have wines set up at various tasting stations, and you serve yourself, no waiting for anyone to pour wine for you!  This will give us all time to socialize, hang out, listen to some great music and try new wines!  

 Tasting fee for members is $12 per person and $20 per couple.  Non-member fee is $16 per person.  (Find out more about becoming a member here: https://elvvaws.org/join/)   CASH ONLY!  Please also bring your own wine glasses.  Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group. 

 Please RSVP by emailing membership@elvvaws.org or through our Eventbrite event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-party-tickets-52830398143.  Hope to see you all there.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Cheers & Happy Holidays!

ELVVAWS Nov 2018 Meeting: Opolo Wines

Our next meeting is on Thursday November 8, 2018– 6:30 p.m. at Veil at the Silverton Hotel Casino (3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139​) and will feature an exciting variety of wines from Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles, CA!

Founded by Camarillo neighbors Rick Quinn and Dave Nichols in 1999, Opolo Vineyards has a long established reputation of growing and producing award winning wines. Join us as we taste some of their best!

Tasting fee for members is $12 per person and $20 per couple.  Non-member fee is $16 per person. (Find out more about becoming a member here: https://elvvaws.org/join/)  CASH ONLY!  Please also bring your own wine glasses.  Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group. 

Please RSVP by emailing membership@elvvaws.org or through our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2045130038859268/. 

Hope to see you there! Cheers!

ELVVAWS Sept 2018 Meeting: Rose!

Our next meeting is set for Thursday September 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Veil Pavilion at the Silverton (3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139).
It has the freshness and acidity of a white wine, mixed with the red-fruit flavors and slight tannin of a red wine. What is it? It’s Rosé! Join us as we celebrate the end of the hot weather with an amazing array of rosés from around the world.
Tasting fee for members is $12 per person and $20 per couple. Non-member fee is $16 per person. CASH ONLY! Please also bring your own wine glasses. Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group.
Please RSVP through our Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/ELVVAWS/ or by emailing klaw.lv@cox.net!
Get a hotel room at the Silverton for just $45 (plus fees) on meeting nights. Call 866-722-4608 and say you are with the American Wine Society to book your room and use code AWS2018.
Hope to see you there! Cheers!

ELVVAWS Aug 2018 Meeting: Wines of former Republic of Yugoslavia

Our next meeting is set for Thursday August 16, 2018 ​at 6:30 p.m. ​at Veil Pavilion at the Silverton (3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139​). ​

Join us for a discussion about wines and history from the former Republic of Yugoslavia. This will include wines from Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and/or Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Tasting fee for members is $12 per person and $20 per couple. Non-member fee is $16 per person. CASH ONLY! Please also bring your own wine glasses. Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group.

Please RSVP by sending an email to membership@elvvaws.org, or through our Facebook event.

Get a hotel room at the Silverton for just $45 (plus fees) on meeting nights. Call 866-722-4608 and say you are with the American Wine Society to book your room and use code AWS2018.

ELVVAWS July 2018 Meeting: Learning to Judge Wine

Our next meeting is set for Thursday July 12, 2018 ​at 6:30 p.m. ​at Veil Pavilion at the Silverton (3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139​). ​

We are introducing our group to the world of Wine Judging, by judging wines for the Grape Expectations Bacchus Awards. Each person will be judging 18 to 24 wines in 1 of 16 categories.

Tasting fee for members is $12 per person and $20 per couple. Non-member fee is $16 per person. CASH ONLY! Please also bring your own wine glasses. Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group.

Please RSVP by sending an email to membership@elvvaws.org, or through our Facebook event.

Get a hotel room at the Silverton for just $35 on meeting nights. Call 866-722-4608 and say you are with the American Wine Society to book your room and use code AWS2017.

ELVVAWS June 2018 Meeting: Lodi Wines

Our next meeting is set for WEDNESDAY June 6, 2018 ​at 6:30 p.m. ​at Veil Pavilion at the Silverton (3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139​). ​We will be enjoying the wines of Lodi!

Our speaker Stuart Spencer was recently named the executive director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission after serving as a program director there for 19 years. Stuart is also the owner & winemaker at St. Amant Winery, his family’s enterprise that was founded in 1979. Stuart is one of the founding winemakers of the “Lodi Native” group that is dedicated to crafting distinctive wines from Lodi’s historic old Zinfandel vineyards. St. Amant is regarded as one of California’s leading experts on Portuguese and Spanish varieties in California soil.

Join us for a special evening with Stuart Spencer as we experience an exciting and unique opportunity to hear from a Lodi expert while sampling world class wines from this outstanding region.

Tasting fee for members is $12 per person and $20 per couple. Non-member fee is $16 per person. CASH ONLY! Please also bring your own wine glasses. Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group.

Please RSVP by sending an email to membership@elvvaws.org, or through our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/137284283801125/.

ELVVAWS May 2018 Meeting: Wines of Region 1

Our next meeting is set for WEDNESDAY May 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.at Veil Pavilion at the Silverton (3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139​). ​We will be enjoying the wines of Region 1!
The Winkler Scale, or as it is sometimes called, The Fonzarelli scale (since he was lovingly portrayed by Henry Winkler), is a number assigned to a wine-growing region to tell exactly how warm or cool it is. The scale runs from 1 to 5, and can be said to advise those interested in growing grapes, on the correct grapes to grow. Since Region 1 is so cold, very few grapes can ripen. But, some of the most amazing wines in the world are grown in these regions including Champagne, Chablis, Tokaji, German Riesling, and a even Santa Maria Pinot Noir.  We are going to dive deep on what makes Region 1 so important, and taste what bonds them together and what separates them as well.
 
Join us for a special evening with Master Sommelier Will Costello as we take a deep look at why these wines are so amazing. Will is one of only 233 Master Sommeliers in the world and resides in Mountain’s Edge.
 
Tasting fee for members is $12 per person and $20 per couple.  Non-member fee is $16 per person.  CASH ONLY!  Please also bring your own wine glasses.  Please bring an appetizer and wine to share with the group. 
 
Please RSVP by emailing membership@elvvaws.org or through our Facebook event.