On the Cover
OUR COVER FEATURE FOR THIS APRIL ISSUE IS SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS OF NEVADA'S MIXOLOGY TEAM headed by the very talented Master Mixologist Francesco Lafranconi and includes Master Mixologists Leann Kruger and J. R. Starkus with Mixologist Jair Bustillos.
Join us as we take a closer look at each of these exceptional mixologists who help change the way we drink and our perceptions of what we drink. Additionally, you will be able see, meet and try their concoctions at most of the upcoming UNLVino events including "Sip & Savor at Spago," with full details inside this issue.
Cover and inside photos by Joe Fogarty
LVFNB'S EDITORIAL DIRECTOR BOB BARNES gives us an updated look into what's happening on the brew scene and posts the upcoming beer events for April, proving that what Bob says is true, "As always, great beer happens in Vegas!" and he should know…
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CHEF TALK WITH CHEF ALLEN ASCH traces the history of the UMAMI taste and gives us a better insight to where we can find it. This is near and dear to my heart since I was introduced to Umami in the early 70s as a student at the University of Tokyo and over the years have seen its expansion and awareness throughout the professional culinary community.
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A REMINDER TO SECURE YOUR TICKETS TO ALL THE UNLVINO EVENTS IN APRIL, many of which will sell out quickly.
Every year we look forward to UNLVino and its great food & beverage events, and this year is no exception with even more professionals joining in to help raise funds for scholarships and deserving UNLV students. So enjoy yourself and feel good to "Take a Sip for Scholarship!
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