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Reno Wine Events; April 22 to April 27, 2014

Total Wine
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Are you looking for a fun wine experience in Reno this week? Several local wine stores are offering both tastings and classes. The focus this week is on Italian wines as a nod to Italian Liberation Day which is celebrated on April 25th. It commemorates the fall of Mussolini's Italian Social Republic and the end of Nazi occupation in Italy. What better reason to hoist a glass of some good, crisp, Italian wine. Here are the wine events in Reno this week:

Total Wine
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Total Wine

This Thursday, April 24th, Total Wine is hosting an Italian wine class from 6:30 to 8:30.  Learn about the wines of Tuscany from Morellino to Brunello.  What grape are both these wines made from?  Come to the class and find out.  The cost is $20.  Total Wine is located at 6671 S. Virginia St.

 

Total Wine
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Total Wine

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 25th through 27th, Total Wine will be offering tastings of Italian wines at their tasting table.  The event is from noon to 6 on Friday and Saturday and noon to 4 on Sunday.  The cost is free.

Whispering Vine
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Whispering Vine

On Wednesday, April 23rd Whispering Vine at 85 Foothill Road is offering flights of Laird Family Estates wines.  The Laird Family Estate Winery has been established in Napa California since 1970.  The cost for the tasting is $25.

Whispering Vine
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Whispering Vine

On Thursday, April 24th, Whispering Vine is participating in the Dining Out for Life event.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to help fight aids.  The tastings are at both locations, 85 Foothill Road and 3886 Mayberry Drive.  The cost is $15.

Ben's Fine Wine And Spirits
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Ben's Fine Wine And Spirits

Ben's Fine Wine and Spirits is hosting a wine tasting on Friday, April 25th.  At 3480 Lakeside Drive, the tasting will feature Italian varietals from the California winery, Tocata.  The tasting is from 4:30 to 6:30.  The cost is $5.

Ben's Fine Wine And Spirits
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Ben's Fine Wine And Spirits

On Friday, April 25th, Ben's 901 Keystone location will be tasting wines from Ecco Domini.  The varietals include Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Muscato among others. The cost is $5.