Wine Education Options Expand in Nevada: UNLV adds 2-Day Wine Boot Camp

August 23, 2018

You’ll never know everything about wine, because there’s so much to know. But the state’s higher education system offers wine classes in small sips or big gulps, in northern and southern Nevada. Click headline for full story.

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Beyond Sniffing and Swirling: UNLV Sommelier Academy Instills Respect for the Farmer and a Grasp of the Business

May 16, 2018

UNLV Sommelier Academy instructor Heath Hiudt takes a practical approach to teaching wine, aiming to produce professionals who can talk about wines and wine regions, and “use your own head, use your own thoughts,” he says, rather than spouting memorized wine facts. Click headline for full story.

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Wine Academy Kicks Off Strong Second Year

April 2, 2018

Northern Nevada’s wine academy started its second year with 25 students. Co-Founder Joe Bernardo has tweaked the curriculum, and added a new vineyard where students will get hands-on experience tending grapes. Click headline for full story.

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Grape Expectations Las Vegas Hosts Open House Ahead of Fall Wine Season

September 4, 2017

It’s California Crush time at Grape Expectations, where there are two winemaking seasons – California grape season and Chilean grape season. Southern Nevada’s winemaking school recently hosted an open house. Open house photos above. Click headline for full story and how to sign up for classes.

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Wine School Team to Launch Urban Winery in Henderson

May 4, 2017

For a decade, Grape Expectations Nevada School of Winemaking has been teaching the art and science of making wine. This fall, the Henderson school’s management will launch a separate commercial venture with a tasting room. Click headline for full story.

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Wine Academy to Launch – Invites Name Suggestions

January 16, 2017

Two veteran Nevada wine producers are throwing open their vineyards to teach a year-long class to serious students of grape growing and winemaking. Students who finish the program will earn a certificate endorsed by Nevada Vines and Wines.

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Vino 100 Bottle Painting Party Was Packed

October 22, 2018

November’s bottle painting party at Vino 100 drew the largest number of attendees yet, said Ann Valdes, who specializes in “traveling art parties,” and has been hosted throughout 2018 by the south Reno wine shop. On-site painting parties will resume at Vino 100 after the new year. Meanwhile, here are a few photos. (Note that wine and cocktails are part of the fun, served with a smile by Vino 100 proprietor Karen.) Click headline to see bottle painting photos…