Volunteers Needed to Revive University’s Valley Road Vineyard

April 30, 2019

The Desert Farming Initiative at UNR has put out a call for volunteers to help replant the north vineyard at its Valley Road property in Reno. Volunteers will help replace one acre of nine-year old Chardonnay that struggled and failed with other grape varieties that have done well on the Valley Road property, primarily Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

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Wine Academy Heads for Third Year, 9 Slots Remain for 2019 Session

January 24, 2019

The year-long Academy program starts in the early spring with vineyard tending. After the harvest, the students move inside and spend the winter making wine. Instructor and founder Joe Bernardo says he’s going into year three with a more sophisticated approach to teaching the program. Complete 2019 class schedule included here.

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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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Join the Vino 100 Wine Club

December 22, 2018

As a Vino 100 Wine Club member, you get a global selection of wines that may not be available, or may only be present in limited quantity in our store. They are exclusive to you as a Vino 100 Wine Club member. Each bottle will reflect our commitment to bringing you the finest wines from our search. No membership fee just $35 each month. You get: * Two bottles of the amazing, hand selected wines * Complimentary glass of wine during Wine Club pick up * 10% Coupon Towards any bottle of wine. * Tech sheet to learn about featured wines * A recipe to pair with each wine * Selected events for Wine Club members only *  Your choice of 1 White/1 Red, 2 Reds, or 2 Whites * HUGE VALUE!!! Typically the Value exceeds $50! Questions? Call 775.851.8466