A Wine Lover's Itinerary for Las Vegas

Staff Writer
How to taste your way through Vegas in 48 hours

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Sin City boasts more master sommeliers than any other city in the US, making it a mecca for wine enthusiasts.

They say, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” but as a wine lover, you may want to know a few more secrets in advance.

Truth be told, in addition to more fun than can usually be recounted, Sin City boasts more master sommeliers than any other city in the US, making it a mecca for wine enthusiasts. With 48 hours to roll the dice, here’s how we recommend weaving wine into your next trip to Las Vegas.

DAY ONE:

At Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, you can witness one of the wine world’s wonders at Aureole. Taking inspiration from Mission: Impossible, Aureole is famous for its four story wine tower, holding nearly 10,000 bottles. Order one and watch a “wine angel” fly up the tower to retrieve it for you.

DAY TWO:

Start your day with lunch at Lotus of Siam, one of Vegas’ best kept secrets. This hidden gem serves spectacular Thai food paired with a multi-award winning riesling menu, always a match made in heaven.

In between a riesling themed lunch and dinner, try your luck with an afternoon at the slots, or head over to Via Bellagio for some retail therapy.

For wine-in-Vegas round two on day two, Mario Batali’s Italian Steakhouse Carnevino at the Palazzo Hotel fits the bill. The name says it all, because they specialize in delicious meat and wine. We recommend their six-course beef tasting menu paired with just about anything from their gigantic list of big, bold, Italian reds.

DAY THREE:

Indulge in an all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch poolside at the Border Grill at the Mandalay Bay with all your Mexican favorites. The best part? Bottomless mimosas for $8.

While there’s no one way to do Vegas, let’s all raise a glass to three great days of wine tasting in Sin City.

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