Alice Swift

Journalist

Alice Swift has been a resident of Las Vegas since July, 2011, and is currently an instructor as well as a Ph.D. student at UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. She also works as Learning Design & Development Business Partner for MGM Resorts University. Check out her website at www.aliceswift.com for the dish on wine, technology, or even both! She is happy to take suggestions for article topics or inquiries.

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Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Baby Boomers, Gen. X, Gen. Y, Millennials, Gen. Z, … what else is next? According to the U.S. Census, Millennials (defined as being born between 1982 and 2000) have Read more ›

Alice Swift on Oct 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

On the island of O‘ahu in the state of Hawai‘i, there are three resident Master Sommeliers: Chuck Furuya, Patrick Okubo and Roberto Viernes. In August, Hawai‘i had a fourth Read more ›

Alice Swift on Sep 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Definitely a trend…but a controversy for some. For those of you who might not be aware, marijuana was recently legalized for sale for recreational use in the state of Read more ›

Alice Swift on Aug 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

For those of you who might not be familiar with the world of wine certifications, the Master of Wine MW Exam is one of the most rigorous wine certifications Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jul 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Disneyland, Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Legoland, etc… what do they all have in common? They are theme parks geared towards fun and family-friendly rides, attractions and various forms Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jun 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Last month, I decided to focus on technology in the wine industry, and wrote about “no touch vineyard practices,” touching upon some technology innovations that are streamlining the viticulture Read more ›

Alice Swift on May 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Last month, I read a very interesting article about the next evolution of wine grape harvesting. That being said, I’d like to provide some “beverage for thought” this month. Read more ›

Alice Swift on Apr 1, 2017

43rd Annual UNLVino Event

UNLVino. The name has been marked as one of the most anticipated food and beverage event that doubles as a fundraiser for the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Read more ›

Alice Swift on Mar 2, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

2017 UNLVino Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence Honorees and a Chat with Martin Koleff, Consultant to Aburiya Raku Las VegasThis year, UNLVino honors three new recipients of the Dom Read more ›

Alice Swift on Mar 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Those of you in the business world have heard of terms like B2B and B2C, meaning businesses that sell to other businesses B2B, and businesses that sell to consumers Read more ›

Alice Swift on Feb 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

For those of you who have not heard of In Pursuit of Balance IPOB, it was an organization established a little over 5 years ago, by Rajat Parr of Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jan 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Each year, as we near the holidays, articles fill with recommendations for wine pairings with typical big feast meals beginning to take over the publishing world. I read about Read more ›

Alice Swift on Dec 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Wine tasting is an activity that allows consumers to taste a flight of wines and hopefully learn more in the process. Your senses sight, smell and touch/taste are used Read more ›

Alice Swift on Nov 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Over 15 years ago, I fell in love with the islands of Hawai’i, and vowed to live there some day. After spending the past five years in Las Vegas, Read more ›

Alice Swift on Oct 1, 2016

Mergers & Acquisitions: The Way of Beverage Distributors in 2016

Having been a resident of Las Vegas for the past five years, when I think of mergers and acquisitions, I think of the hotel industry. Major events such as Read more ›

Alice Swift on Sep 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

What better way to visit the Eiffel Tower Restaurant for the first time than to attend a wine tasting event? As a new program meant to introduce guests to Read more ›

Alice Swift on Aug 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Last month, I visited Emeril’s Fish House for the first time. The New Orleans style restaurant owned by Emeril Lagasse opened in 1995, within and alongside the opening of Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jul 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

On March 3, 2016, I experienced two “firsts” in Las Vegas. I had the fortune to interview Mr. Francois Rebel, export manager for Cognac Lhéraud, and we enjoyed a Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jun 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

UNLVino celebrated its 42nd anniversary this year, and it continues to live up to its reputation. With the thousands of attendees who attend annually, it is amazing that the Read more ›

Alice Swift on May 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

This year, UNLVino celebrates the 42nd anniversary of an F&B event that draws thousands of people annually. But, what makes this even unique is the backbone of the operations. Read more ›

Alice Swift on Apr 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

A couple months ago, I wrote the cover feature for Morels French Steakhouse and Bistro, introducing the inaugural wine flight program in partnership with Southern Wine and Spirits of Read more ›

Alice Swift on Mar 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

February is always a festive month, with so many events during the shortest month of the year. First up, you have Super Bowl Sunday, the biggest football day of Read more ›

Alice Swift on Feb 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Every time the new year comes around, numerous people around the world choose to commit to New Year’s resolutions. According to a Nielson survey, the top three resolutions for Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jan 4, 2016

Inaugural, One-of-a-Kind Wine Flight Passport Program at Morels French Steakhouse and Bistro

Instead of traveling on multiple flights around the world to different countries as a tourist, guests can now travel through different “flights” of wines from a variety of countries, Read more ›

Alice Swift on Dec 2, 2015

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

“Life’s too short todrink bad wine”~Anonymous This month, I made my first visit to the Smith’s supermarket off of S. Las Vegas Blvd. and Windmill Ln., and there I Read more ›

Alice Swift on Dec 1, 2015

Wine Talk with Alice Swift , November 2015

Venue: Wine, Beers and Spirits MarketplaceThe L.A. County Fair is one of the top five largest county fairs in the United States, and is held every September with more Read more ›

Alice Swift on Nov 1, 2015

Wine Talk With Alice Swift

Such an innocent and simple question, or so it seems… either it does, or it doesn’t, depending on a person’s preference for wine. Tourists love the wine country of Read more ›

Alice Swift on Oct 1, 2015

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Talented chef, restauranteur, business owner, Top Chef fan favorite, author, what could possibly be next for Chef Fabio Viviani? Why, winemaker, of course! Initially launched in fall of 2014 Read more ›

Alice Swift on Sep 1, 2015

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Grape Stomp, Brio Tuscan Grille at Town Square What is a grape stomp, you might ask? Why, it’s a fun, whimsical way to enjoy wine, of course! Brio Tuscan Read more ›

Alice Swift on Aug 1, 2015

Wine Talk With Alice Swift

“The environment that we’re raised in trains our brains.” - Dr. Sarah Banks On May 15, I attended a unique research seminar at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jul 1, 2015

Wine Talk With Alice Swift

This month I attended a special event that focused on California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The primary moderator was Jason Smith, Master Sommelier, and Director of Wine at the Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jun 1, 2015

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

This year, UNLVino landed during the perfect week of the spring season. As you know, UNLVino is an annual even that begin back in 1974 as a collaboration between Read more ›

Alice Swift on May 1, 2015

UNLVino

There are many things to look forward to during springtime in Las Vegas: the beautiful, 80 degree days, St. Patrick’s Day, spring break, blooming flora and fauna, and I’m Read more ›

Alice Swift on Apr 1, 2015

Wine Talk With Alice Swift

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up on March 17th, it’s time to prepare for all the green festivities! Everything from green clothes and accessories, to green food and the Read more ›

Alice Swift on Mar 1, 2015