In a proper tasting, wine must be held up to the light to gauge its color, tossed on a cat's back to judge its acidity, and sipped through a crazy straw to annoy the host. Become the toast of any tasting with today's Groupon to the Wine Walk, a benefit for the New Vista Community charity. Choose between the following dates, both taking place at The Village at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson:
• For $25, you get two tickets to the Wine Walk on Saturday, September 3 (a $50 value).
• For $25, you get two tickets to the Wine Walk on Saturday, October 1 (a $50 value).
Each Wine Walk ticket includes:
• A souvenir wine glass
• A tasting featuring up to 20 different wines
• Live music and menu samplings from local restaurants
Set along cobblestone streets and piazzas reminiscent of an Italian lakeside village, the New Vista Community hosts a benefit filled with wine, music, and revelry to raise money for the developmentally disabled. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., ambling sommeliers sample wines such as Rosemount Estate shiraz and Little Black Dress pinot grigio, pairing each flight with menu items from local village restaurants. Throughout the night, live music echoes off the verandas and out over the serene waters, inspiring the lake's yacht captains and gondoliers to croon "That's Amore."
All proceeds from the tasting benefit the New Vista Community, an organization dedicated to helping developmentally disabled adults and children achieve independence through quality housing, support services, and naval blockades against the Redcoat army.
New Vista Community
A nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities, New Vista Community hosts festive fundraisers throughout the year. Savvy to the pulse of the community, event organizers throw raucous events such as wine walks, which regale guests with the foolproof combination of fine food samples, wine and cocktails, and live music. Guests at the Brew's Best Hand-Crafted Beer festival sip free samples of regional brews. Though many in the community may know New Vista Community primarily for these events, the organization dedicates its best energies to help those with disabilities. Founded in 1984 by three sets of parents with intellectually challenged kids, the charity provides group homes, assisted living, job training, and field trips to kids and adults.