Top Spots For Port Wine In Las Vegas

January 14, 2016 5:00 AM

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For an after dinner drink or dessert wine, Port is a wonderful choice, and Las Vegas offers a number of restaurants, lounges and bars that featured this full-bodied wine. Port wine is typically a sweet, red wine. However, port can also be a dry, semi-dry and white. Fortified wine comes from Portugal, but other countries including the United States, Australia, France, South Africa, Canada, India and Argentina also produce port. Whether after a wonderful meal or to savor with company, here are some of the best places to drink a delectable glass of port.
Public House
Venetian Las Vegas
The Grand Canal Shoppes
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 407-5310
www.publichouselv.com

Sommelier Bernard Erpicum of Public House takes great pride in suggesting the perfect port to pair with dessert or as an after dinner drink. One of his favorites include Smith Woodhouse 1997, a deep rich, purple color and a perfumed nose of sweet black cherries blended with the rich cacao undertones, stout flavors and milk creaminess. While Public House is a gastropub featuring tavern dining, its full bar and lounge offer the perfect place to sip Port whether relaxing or celebrating.

Triple George Grill
201 N. 3rd St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 384-2761
www.triplegeorge.com

Located in downtown Las Vegas, Triple George Grill features a bar the full length of the main dining room and a second bar located in its separate lounge. Creating a feeling of the time of the Rat Pack with dark wood, brass accents and private booths, the lounge continues the transformation with high backed booths and intricate designs. There is also patio seating for those who want to people watch along the busy street. A full wine list is available, with a selection of Port wine. With all of this atmosphere, a glass of Port is in order, whether making a deal, engaging in a romantic evening or just being seen by all of the right people.

Crush
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-3222
www.crushmgm.com

Crush in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino offers an expertly-curated wine list featuring handcrafted wines from around the world, with an eye to the adventuresome. Their wines are offered by the bottle and glass. With a European flair, its entry is light with comfortable seating. The garden area opens to the dining cellar with a barrel-vault ceiling with white brick. Sommeliers and knowledgeable bartenders can advise on the best Port wine to enjoy with food or as an after dinner drink.

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Grape Street Café, Wine Bar And Cellar
7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(800) 228-9463

Downtown Summerlin
2120 Festival Plaza Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 478-5030
www.grapestreetvegas.com

Designed to replicate a wine cellar with an intimate setting, Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar features a full wine list including Port for meals, desserts or to socialize. In business for almost 20 years in its northwest location, Chef John McKibben understand the importance of good wine, including Port, as well as the place to enjoy that glass of wine. His extensive wine list includes several Port varietals, and it changes with the seasons.

Carbone
Aria Resort & Casino
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(866) 359-7111
www.aria.com/dining

Carbone is an Italian-American restaurant designed to recreate the mid-20th century as an era of glamour, showmanship and tableside service. Its full bar and lounge caters to the idea that a glass of Port wine should be enjoy in a leisurely manner. Port Fonseca (2007) and Port Kopke Colheita (1989) are two featured Port wines that can be paired with food or enjoyed as a drink in the lounge.

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Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (37 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.