There’s nothing more enjoyable than catching a buzz off the exploration of new spirits, while networking with people who share the same interests as you. Las Vegas is home to some of the largest conventions held each year, bringing people together from all over the world.
The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is one of my top favorites. Guests wonder around the elegant pool at the Palazzo Hotel while enjoying graciously crafted cocktails. There’s also SO MUCH FOOD. The event is hosted by the Nevada Restaurant Association, with the intent to raise funds for their educational and scholarship programs. Restaurants from on and off the strip come to sample some of their most tasty dishes. Indulging for a good cause? Count me in!
Lee’s Discount Liquor is the largest liquor distributor of Las Vegas. Every year they host Lee’s Wine Experience, sampling over 1,000 specialty wines and premium spirits from around the world. This event is also put on for a great cause. All proceeds go to Lee’s Helping Hand benefiting children’s charities in Las Vegas. This isn’t a huge blowout event, but its great if you’re a wino who loves networking with locals!
One of the biggest and most well known events is the Nightclub & Bar Show. The biggest brands in the industry come to exhibit their products on the gigantic expo floor. The event is open to the public for those who’d like to come and sample new spirits. Visitors get the chance to familiarize themselves with classics, while experiencing companies launch their new products first hand. Professionals can partake in conference programs where they can find the best industry techniques and ideas. Overall, this trade show is valuable for everyone.