Its that time a year again to “Take a Sip for Scholarship” and Indulge in wine, spirits, beer and creative dishes starting with Bubble-Licious, Sake Fever and the Grand Tasting. It is a brilliant way to celebrate for three straight days April 11-13, 2019 while raising funds for the hospitality program at UNLV.

Artist Romero Britto

UNLVino has been sponsored by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada from the very beginning and returns for its 45th year. In Fact, it is Las Vegas’ longest running wine and food festival. These exciting events combine to benefit the students of UNLV’s Harrah College of Hospitality.


It all starts with the fan favorite 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.


The next night, Sake Fever will take guests to the Far East poolside at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa’s on Friday, April 12 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The huge final event is the Grand Tasting and will be at The Mirage Event Center on Saturday, April 13 . The individual events are certainly impressive. Guests attending Bubble-Licious will revel in  champagne and sparkling wine selections while dining on exquisite bites from a plethora of Las Vegas restaurants. Tickets for this evening are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. The next evening, Sake Fever shows off a wide variety of sakes, Japanese spirits and cocktails as well as creative dishes from many Asian-inspired restaurants. Sake Fever has become quite famous over the years for its annual carving of a 300-lb. fresh tuna, provided by Naked Fish’s Sushi & Grill. Tickets for Sake Fever are $75 in advance and $100 at the door on the evening of the event.

This three-night extravaganza culminates in the Grand Tasting where oenophiles and food enthusiasts indulge in a premium selection of wine, spirits, craft beer, cocktails and entertainment. Artful dishes prepared by the Hospitality College students and an VIP group of prestigious restaurants and chefs work together to impress all that attend with their culinary artistry. Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $125 in advance and $150 at the door.

UNLVino has been impressing locals and visitors alike for 45 years and this year should be bigger than ever. April 11-13 there is no other place to be than “Taking A Sip for Scholarship” at UNLVino 2019.