Nevada Dept of Ag Offers $250K Specialty Crop Grant; Letters of Intent Due March 15 February 21, 2018 - The Nevada Department of Agriculture says it will award projects that enhance the “competitiveness of Nevada’s specialty crops.” The favored projects are community-oriented rather than private. Click headline for full story
A student clips a grape vine at the Nevada Vines & Wines Academy on March 18,2017. The Department of Agriculture says it will consider “industry groups” and “education” projects that promote Nevada’s specialty crops for its grant awards. Photo: @GrapeBasinNews
Bottling Day Arrives for Basin and Range February 18, 2018 - Basin and Range partners Joe Bernardo and Wade Johnston expected to bottle 950 cases of Brianna and Frontenac Rose on Saturday. "It's been two years in the making," Bernardo told GBN. Click headline for full story.
Nevada Vines & Wines Energized in 2018; Seeks Alliance with Beer and Spirits February 1, 2018 - Nevada’s wine and viticulture advocacy group will redefine itself in 2018, following a weekend retreat where new board members were initiated. Click headline for full story
Vegas Valley Winery Up and Running in Henderson January 9, 2018 - Clark County's first urban winery is pouring. Business has been brisk for an establishment that’s still in “soft opening” mode and selling only by the glass. Click headline for full story.
Not interested in the business, Pellegrini has passion and a great harvest party December 10, 2017 - At Yerington’s Pellegrini vineyard, a retired science teacher grows grapes for the pleasure of working with plants, and makes wine for the love of chemistry. Click headline for full story.
Reno Wine Lovers Wince at Sight of Neglected Vineyard September 26, 2017 - More than one member of Washoe County’s wine community has spotted the dying vines at the foot of Windy Hill. They’re noticeably brown and withered, even from a passing car. On closer inspection, there are some beautiful grapes hiding beneath the overgrowth. Click headline for full story.
  • Limited Seating: Recording Artist John Legend’s Wines at Reno’s Un Caffe February 20, 2018

    If you like value-priced elegance, you might reserve a seat at Un Caffe’s  February 27 event. The Italian bistro will offer a guided pairing featuring LVE wines – a partnership between recording artist John Legend and Raymond Vineyards winemaker Jean-Charles Boisset — with the menu below. The price is $15 per person.

    Chef Cheri Rhodes created the menu to complement LVE’s Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Red Blend. WineTahoe’s Allison Robinson will guide the tasting.

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    Legend Vineyard Exclusive wines are a collaboration between recording artist John Legend and winemaker Jean-Charles Boisset; Photo courtesy of WineTahoe

    Boisset told Wine Spectator in 2015 that the LVE (Legend Vineyard Exclusive) reflects a “penchant for richness and opulence.” Legend is a versatile musician who’s collaborated with numerous high-profile artists. He’s also known for his solo work, including 2013 number-one single All of Me.


    • Baked brie wedge with house made croutons
    • Asian duck with wasabi slaw on dashi crisp
    • Roast beef mini sliders
    • Dark chocolate cherry truffles

    Un Caffe is at 900 West Moana in Reno. There are 36 seats available for the pairing. RSVP to info@winetahoe.com.

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