Category Archives: Wine Tasting

Martorano’s Celebrates 5 Years with a benefit dinner for Keep Memory Alive



Thursdays just got Thirstier at Brand

Magnum Mondays goes Mad in March


March 2, 2012

STK Las Vegas Kicks off the Madness of March with a Killer Deejay Line-up for its Industry Appreciation Dinner Parties
“Magnum Mondays” – Because Size Matters

Las Vegas, Nev. – STK at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas kicks off the madness of March with an all new, killer DJ line-up for its weekly Industry Appreciation dinner party, “Magnum Mondays: Because Size Matters.” Every Monday from 9 p.m. – midnight STK offers Las Vegas industry professionals a magnum-sized bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne for each regular-sized bottle order placed. Guests are invited to indulge in Chef Stephen Hopcraft’s signature menu, which includes succulent steaks in all sizes, and savory side dishes at 25 percent off. The evening of energy is paired with performances from S.K.A.M. Artist deejays. Reservations are required for industry night.

Click to Tweet: Be a part of the sexiest crowd in town @STKLasVegas #MagnumMondays from 9pm-midnight where DJs spin hot beats & the bottles only get bigger

Magnum Mondays March Artist’s Schedule:

March 5 – DJ Skratchy
DJ Skratchy began deejaying at the early age of 14 and has become one of the most respected DJs in the industry. Spinning smoking beats for some of the hottest spots in Hollywood and Las Vegas, DJ Skratchy brings crowd-pleasing music to the turntables.

March 12 – DJ Cubeechee
The artist with possessive beats! DJ Cubeechee seamlessly fuses together hip-hop and Cuban influences into a set that will take over your body. The sultriness of the Cuban undertones with powerful hip-hop beats will get your heart pounding, feet tapping, and simply take over your senses.

March 19 – DJ Rick Rude
At age 23, DJ Rick Rude is among the country’s top DJs. With a vast knowledge of music and crowd pleasing abilities, he has established a reputation with celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, Hilary Duff, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, and Leona Lewis.

March 26 – DJ Gusto
Well respected by the Hollywood crowd. DJ Gusto has been setting the mood for stars such as Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. With 15 successful volumes and the hottest mash-ups around, DJ Gusto is an international crowd pleaser.

About STK Las Vegas
STK, the swank, hip steakhouse at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is open seven days a week, from 5:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. Dubbed “Not Your Daddy’s Steakhouse,” Executive Chef Stephen Hopcraft serves up tantalizing steaks and mouth-watering sides. STK Las Vegas is located in the P3 Commons at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Reservations can be made by calling 702.698.7990. For more information, visit

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About The ONE Group
The ONE Group is a high-end hospitality company that develops, manages and operates a portfolio of luxury restaurants, lounges and bars. The company also operates a turn-key food and beverage program for hotels and resorts including The Gansevoort Hotel Group. The company was established with the vision of becoming a market leader in the hospitality industry. Since introducing its first venue in January 2004, The ONE Group has opened more than two dozen hospitality venues, and currently operates or is partnered with brands in 20 venues and five hotel services contracts. By applying over 40 years of experience from its affiliated hospitality company, UK-based The Modern Group, The ONE Group continues to expand its concepts into major U.S. cities. The company’s first international property will open in London in 2012. Corporate brands include STK, Coco de Ville and Asellina. Partner brands include Bagatelle, Tenjune, as well as Gansevoort Park Avenue, Gansevoort Turks and Caicos and Gansevoort Miami Beach. For more information about The ONE Group please visit

Enjoy Valentine’s Day Dinner Today and Tomorrow at Light Group Restaurants

Celebrate Valentine’s Day!!! Prix Fixe dinners served both Monday and Tuesday, February 13-14

Couple’s Prix Fixe Dinner @ BRAND Steakhouse & Lounge at The Monte Carlo

BRAND Lounge is the perfect spot to get in the mood for love with their spectacular couple’s prix fixe menu along with wine pairing. Nicely priced at $130 per couple, with the pairing for an additional $40 per couple. Show your special someone a BRAND new side of you this Valentine’s Day!  Brand’s a la carte menu also available.

Brand Valentine's Dinner

Couple’s Prix Fixe Dinner @ FIX at The Bellagio

FIX knows how to set the mood for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day couple’s prix fixe! Priced at $200 for the two of you, with the option of all you can drink Perrier Jouet Grand Brut Champagne for $40, show your Valentine you mean business and FIX them up right! FIX’s regular menu also available.

Fix Valentine's Day Menu 

Couple’s Prix Fixe Dinner @ STACK at The Mirage

What better way to enjoy the most romantic night of the year than at STACK? The Steakhouse serves up a meat-lover’s couple’s prix fixe menu, with a special Valentine’s Day champagne cocktail menu, and roses for all the ladies, all in STACK’s stylish setting. Get you loved one in the mood and, for $150 for the both of you, leave the cooking to us!  STACK’s regular a la carte menu also available.

Stack Valentine's Day Menu

Couple’s Prix Fixe Dinner @ Yellowtail at The Bellagio

Come savor the sensual as Yellowtail executive Chef Akira Back presents the ultimate lover’s prix fixe for two.  Savor the balance and harmony in Yellowtails masterful offerings as you celebrate the same qualities in your relationship. This exquisite dining experience is priced at $175 per person, so treat your loved one to a truly memorable Valentine’s evening at with the finest delicacies imaginable at Yellowtail.  Chef Back’s a la carte menu also available.

Yellowtail Valentine's Day Menu

UNLVino 38 March 22-24

We are pleased to announce the dates for The 38th Annual UNLVino Fundraiser for the William F. Harrah School of Hotel Administration March 22nd, 23rd and 24th.

Bubble-Licious will be held at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Center on March 22nd and the Dom Perignon Award of Excellence will honor Tony Hsieh – CEO of

Sake Fever returns to the Mirage Pool featuring some of the best Sakes in the World. The Dom Perignon Award of Excellence will be given to Renee West, Luxor and Excalibur president.

The Grand Tasting will be held at Bally’s Grand Ballroom and will honor Celebrity Chef Michel Richard.

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Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Tasting Notes:
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 2% Malbec and Petite Verdot
Deep garnet in color. Vibrant layers of brambly dark berry, cassis, bay and mocha. Rich and concentrated with flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, chocolate and cassis. Good structure and well-balanced, with fine-grained tannins and a long finish of cassis and sweet vanilla notes.

Wine Enthusiast – December 2009
Rated 90 Points
“A beautiful Cabernet, rich and mellow, and drinking well now. Shows soft tannins and smoky oak framing blackberry, cherry, cocoa, herb and spice flavors.”

Awards: San Diego International Wine Competition – 2010 Platinum Medal Winner

Concha Y Toro Marques de Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Concha Y Toro Marques Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


Appearance: Bright.

Colour: Deep red.

Nose: Unctuous cherry, cassis, cedar, blackberry, black tar and smoke-led presence. Tight and focused with a deep concentration of flavors framed by firm tannins.

Palate. A smooth, almost silky texture masks the firm tannic structure beneath, which really comes to the fore at the beginning of the long finish.

Cellaring Potential: Drink now to 2015.


Layer Cake Wine Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Winemaking Notes: We fermented this using hand punch downs and gentle pumpovers; then transferring some to French oak for aging. The biggest structured, most powerful lots were put into new French oak for aging to balance the tannins and extract the rich flavors from the barrique. Some lots that would benefit from the softening effect of time in oak were put into French barrels that were used to age. By carefully blending the different lots, varying oak types and different vineyard lots, we created a balanced and complex wine.

Tasting Notes: Beautiful deep garnet color. Aromas of blackberry, cassis, violets, cedar, tobacco, and hints of minerals and graphite. Sweet, densely packed and creamy in the mouth, but with firm, underlying structure that gives lift to the dark berry, chocolate, and coffee flavors. This is a very lush, soft, complex wine that coats the palate and spreads out on the long, lingering finish.

More Wine notes here.


BR Cohn Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

B.R. Cohn Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

The 2008 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon reflects a blending of grapes grown from the B.R. Cohn Olive Hill Estate Vineyards and select North Coast Cabernet vineyards. This combination offers full, rich flavors of berry, cassis and black cherry with hints of vanilla in the background.

Aging with French oak adds complexity and depth, resulting in a high quality Cabernet Sauvignon with great value. I hope you enjoy this wine as much as my family and I do.


Ferrari Carano Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Ferrari Carano Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Vintage Notes
Our mountain vines are dry farmed in shallow, rocky, low-vigor soil that add impressive depth and concentration of flavors to the wine. The season began with a dry winter, then frost in the spring followed by drought, and then wind and heat in the summer and early fall. A cooling trend brought a moderate ending to fall, and we picked the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes the first two weeks of October.

Winemakers Notes
This wine is composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with small amounts of Syrah and Petit Verdot. The hand harvested grapes enter the gravity flow winery and are hand sorted, then whole berries are gravity fed into tanks for fermenting before pressing. Individual lots are moved to barrels for malolactic fermentation, then blended and barrel aged for 18 months and aged an additional nine months in bottle, allowing for the perfect balance of fruit, tannin and oak.

More wine notes here.


Joseph Carr Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Joseph Carr Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


This 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon was handpicked at the peak of flavor development then crushed and cold soaked for 24 hours.

The wine was punched down three times a day to maximize flavor extraction, followed by a 10-15 day maceration period and then barrel aged for 16-18 months in 1 and 2 year old French and American oak; 33% new, 65% French: Allier, Nevers, Tronçais.

Harvest began September 12, 2009 and finished October 28, 2009. Vineyard sources include Rutherford, Stags Leap District, Pritchard Hill and Red Hills.

Tasting Notes

This wine displays a deep purple hue, and has great clarity for wine that is traditionally unfiltered. The bouquet offers scents of ripe black currant, smoke and saddle. Flavors include dark cherry and ripe plum with a hint of vanilla and cocoa dust. Firm, but approachable tannin structure accents a balanced and long finish.

More tasting notes here.

337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

The 337 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 exhibits enticing aromas of toffee, black cherry and currant. Balanced tannins underscore core flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and currant, interlaced with roasted coffee bean and hints of black pepper.

This Cabernet Sauvignon can be enjoyed on its own or matches well with braised meats.


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