Vegas is Vegas. I can't think of a more fun place to hang out for a weekend and taste more than 200 outstanding wines from all over the world. I am still thinking today about all the wonderful wines I tasted on Saturday night during the Grand Tour at the Venetian Hotel.
Some of the super wines that come to mind include 2001 Palmer, 1999 Haut-Brion, 2004 Lafite Rothschild, 2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Madonna del Piano Riserva, 2007 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano di Neive, 2007 Bibi Graetz Testamatta, 2004 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto.
I would love to know what wine you were most impressed with on Saturday night, if you were at the event. And I am sorry you didn't introduce yourself if you were there—some did, and that was cool.
My favorite wine—and I can't believe they served it—was the 100-point 2007 Dow Vintage Port. I can still feel it in my mouth with the amazing polished, superfine tannic texture to this wine. It was really like the finest silk scarf. I got that one right!
Some good friends from Monterrey, Mexico, came to the Grand Tour for the weekend, and they decided to get married at the last minute. Humberto Falcon, 35, and Sandra Cantiaini, 35, are now man and wife. On Friday afternoon, we went to the Little White Chapel for the ceremony, drank lots of Champagne, ate dinner at Bradley Ogden's restaurant and then finished the night (or morning) at Lavo.
As I say in my video, it all seemed like the right thing to do in Vegas, although I am not sure I will walk down the aisle for the third time! That's the wedding aisle, not the Grand Tour aisle.
Horacio Campana / Butler Me — Monterrey, Mexico — April 26, 2010 8:57pm ET
Andrew J Grotto — Washington, DC — April 26, 2010 9:36pm ET
Dov Droz — Henderson, NV, USA — April 26, 2010 11:29pm ET
Raymond Ho — Los Angeles, CA, USA — April 27, 2010 1:01am ET
Donald Dabdub — Irvine, CA — April 27, 2010 2:18am ET
Derrick Mckaughan — Valencia, CA — April 27, 2010 2:07pm ET
Michael Tracy — Corona, CA — April 27, 2010 3:56pm ET
Andrew J Grotto — Washington, DC — April 27, 2010 5:10pm ET
Michael Schulman — Westlake Village, CA — April 27, 2010 7:14pm ET
Bill Leonard — Fort Worth, Texas — April 27, 2010 7:52pm ET
James Suckling — — April 28, 2010 11:55am ET
Paul Lin — Irvine — April 29, 2010 4:21am ET
Brad Schier — Texas — April 29, 2010 11:23am ET
Leonard & Terry Korn — Cathedral City, California, USA — April 29, 2010 4:32pm ET
George Miteff — Annapolis, Maryland, USA — April 30, 2010 2:04pm ET
Jeffrey Sellers — Scottsdale Arizona USA — May 5, 2010 4:50pm ET
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