THE 6TH ANNUAL UNIVERSAL WHISKY EXPERIENCE March 2-6 returns to Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Founded by our friend, whisky enthusiast Mahese Patel, it will feature exclusive tastings of the world’s finest whiskies, classes and other whisky experiences. This event is one not to be missed by any serious whisky aficionado!

SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS ACADEMY OF SPIRITS & FINE SERVICE graduating class of 2015 under the guidance and teaching of SWS Executive Director Mixology & Spirits, Francesco Lafranconi. Now in its 15th year of training, the Academy has graduated 100s of Beverage Professionals in Las Vegas, teaching them all aspects of spirits, history, background, usage and how they interact in order to create the mixology we have today.

NORA’S ITALIAN CUISINE HOSTS GROUNDBREAKING AT NEW LOCATION. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Nora’s Italian Cuisine broke ground on its new location on the northeast corner of Flamingo Road and Duneville Street, less than one mile east of the existing location. Scheduled for completion in August 2016, the brand new two-story building will feature additional seating, large private dining rooms, a wine cellar, outdoor patio with a bocce court, a state-of-the-art kitchen with a unique grill menu, as well as cocktails on tap and beers on draft.