A Taste of Venice in Vegas

As Steve and I, Mark and Becky Perrings, and many of us know, the Venetian in Las Vegas has a wonderful indoor area called the Majestic Grand Canal where visitors can wander either on foot or by gondola (complete with a singing gondolier), but the sensation of being in Venice isn’t complete until you’ve enjoyed the culinary delights of Zeffirino’s. Enter through the little side entrance to this family owned restaurant, the longest running in the Venetian, to be escorted by a delightful hostess to the second floor where the restaurant boasts views of the canal. There is an elevator…

Grand Canal Venetian Hotel

As Steve and I, Mark and Becky Perrings, and many of us know, the Venetian in Las Vegas has a wonderful indoor area called the Majestic Grand Canal where visitors can wander either on foot or by gondola (complete with a singing gondolier), but the sensation of being in Venice isn’t complete until you’ve enjoyed the culinary delights of Zeffirino’s.

Enter through the little side entrance to this family owned restaurant, the longest running in the Venetian, to be escorted by a delightful hostess to the second floor where the restaurant boasts views of the canal. There is an elevator as well, if needed. Being greeted by the wait staff in their Italian accents sends you on a mini sensory trip to Italy in this haven from the shopping and bustle of Vegas. The understated décor is a calming start to the experience with the 40 ft. tall handcrafted bar, comfortable lounges, and the many tables along the balcony overlook the shopping canal with its sights and sounds.

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South America Wine at Great Prices – in PRiME Magazine

This is a beautiful view of the Andes from Catena Zapata taken by Courtney Quinn, co-author of our new article in PRiME Magazine: "South America Wines at Great Prices" South America is a place to find great quality wines at lower prices. With less labor and land expenses, Chile and Argentina are the main wine-making countries in South America. In the world they rank as two of the top 10 countries for wine production. Those of us adventurous wine drinkers in United States and the UK can also find wines from Uruguay and Brazil. When we think of South America,…

View from Catena Zapata by Courtney Quinn

This is a beautiful view of the Andes from Catena Zapata taken by Courtney Quinn, co-author of our new article in PRiME Magazine: "South America Wines at Great Prices" 

South America is a place to find great quality wines at lower prices. With less labor and land expenses, Chile and Argentina are the main wine-making countries in South America. In the world they rank as two of the top 10 countries for wine production. Those of us adventurous wine drinkers in United States and the UK can also find wines from Uruguay and Brazil.  

When we think of South America, we picture the physical beauty of the Amazon rainforest, Incan ruins, and Andes Mountains. We envision the indigenous activities in Argentina: gauchos riding horses, children playing soccer, and the sensual embrace and allure of the tango.

South America is a place to find great quality wines at lower prices. Chile and Argentina are the main wine-making countries in South America, and can offer lower prices due to lower labor and land costs. In the world they rank as two of the top 10 countries for wine production. Those of us adventurous wine drinkers in United States and the UK can also find wines from Uruguay and Brazil.

Included are two South America wine books written by a Master Sommelier, Evan Goldstein and Laura Catena of Catena Zapata fame.

Please see entire article in PRiME Magazine. Enjoy the wines and prices. Part II on Food and Wine Pairing will appear later this month.

 

 

Wines of South America
 

 

  

South America Wine at Great Prices – in PRiME Magazine

This is a beautiful view of the Andes from Catena Zapata taken by Courtney Quinn, co-author of our new article in PRiME Magazine: "South America Wines at Great Prices" South America is a place to find great quality wines at lower prices. With less labor and land expenses, Chile and Argentina are the main wine-making countries in South America. In the world they rank as two of the top 10 countries for wine production. Those of us adventurous wine drinkers in United States and the UK can also find wines from Uruguay and Brazil. When we think of South America,…

View from Catena Zapata by Courtney Quinn

This is a beautiful view of the Andes from Catena Zapata taken by Courtney Quinn, co-author of our new article in PRiME Magazine: "South America Wines at Great Prices" 

South America is a place to find great quality wines at lower prices. With less labor and land expenses, Chile and Argentina are the main wine-making countries in South America. In the world they rank as two of the top 10 countries for wine production. Those of us adventurous wine drinkers in United States and the UK can also find wines from Uruguay and Brazil.  

When we think of South America, we picture the physical beauty of the Amazon rainforest, Incan ruins, and Andes Mountains. We envision the indigenous activities in Argentina: gauchos riding horses, children playing soccer, and the sensual embrace and allure of the tango.

South America is a place to find great quality wines at lower prices. Chile and Argentina are the main wine-making countries in South America, and can offer lower prices due to lower labor and land costs. In the world they rank as two of the top 10 countries for wine production. Those of us adventurous wine drinkers in United States and the UK can also find wines from Uruguay and Brazil.

Included are two South America wine books written by a Master Sommelier, Evan Goldstein and Laura Catena of Catena Zapata fame.

Please see entire article in PRiME Magazine. Enjoy the wines and prices. Part II on Food and Wine Pairing will appear later this month.

 

 

Wines of South America
 

 

  

South America Wine at Great Prices – in PRiME Magazine

This is a beautiful view of the Andes from Catena Zapata taken by Courtney Quinn, co-author of our new article in PRiME Magazine: "South America Wines at Great Prices" South America is a place to find great quality wines at lower prices. With less labor and land expenses, Chile and Argentina are the main wine-making countries in South America. In the world they rank as two of the top 10 countries for wine production. Those of us adventurous wine drinkers in United States and the UK can also find wines from Uruguay and Brazil. When we think of South America,…

View from Catena Zapata by Courtney Quinn

This is a beautiful view of the Andes from Catena Zapata taken by Courtney Quinn, co-author of our new article in PRiME Magazine: "South America Wines at Great Prices" 

South America is a place to find great quality wines at lower prices. With less labor and land expenses, Chile and Argentina are the main wine-making countries in South America. In the world they rank as two of the top 10 countries for wine production. Those of us adventurous wine drinkers in United States and the UK can also find wines from Uruguay and Brazil.  

When we think of South America, we picture the physical beauty of the Amazon rainforest, Incan ruins, and Andes Mountains. We envision the indigenous activities in Argentina: gauchos riding horses, children playing soccer, and the sensual embrace and allure of the tango.

South America is a place to find great quality wines at lower prices. Chile and Argentina are the main wine-making countries in South America, and can offer lower prices due to lower labor and land costs. In the world they rank as two of the top 10 countries for wine production. Those of us adventurous wine drinkers in United States and the UK can also find wines from Uruguay and Brazil.

Included are two South America wine books written by a Master Sommelier, Evan Goldstein and Laura Catena of Catena Zapata fame.

Please see entire article in PRiME Magazine. Enjoy the wines and prices. Part II on Food and Wine Pairing will appear later this month.

 

 

Wines of South America
 

 

  

Ultimate Aphrodisiac Food and Wine Menu for Valentines Day

I had more fun creating this article for PRiME Magazine, "Valentines Day Aphrodisiac Food and Wine Pairings: Ultimate Menu." Searching for ideas through A Diary of Aphrodisiacs, finding Grilled Oyster recipes from Emeril Lagasse, and sourcing wines that match some of this luxurious, stimulating food. The Chocolate Decadence cake recipe is worth the read. Hope you enjoy my tongue-in-cheek approach!

Grilled Oysters per Emeril Bollinger Brut Rose

I had more fun creating this article for PRiME Magazine, "Valentines Day Aphrodisiac Food and Wine Pairings: Ultimate Menu." Searching for ideas through A Diary of Aphrodisiacs, finding Grilled Oyster recipes from Emeril Lagasse, and sourcing wines that match some of this luxurious, stimulating food. The Chocolate Decadence cake recipe is worth the read. Hope you enjoy my tongue-in-cheek approach!

Chocolate decadence cake Grahams vintage port 2011