Eureka Uncorked wine tasting Christopher P. BatesBuilding on the success of the 2015 Eureka Uncorked Wine Seminar and Grand Tasting, Eureka Casino Resort offers its 2016 Eureka Uncorked April 15 and 16. The two-day event consists of informative wine seminars on April 15 at 6 p.m. and April 16 at 3 p.m. and a tasting April 16 at 6 p.m. at the Eureka Grand Canyon Ballroom that will acquaint attendees with a unique selection of great wines and fine wineries. Wine enthusiasts can learn the elements of wine and fine points of wine identification from Master Sommelier Christopher P. Bates.

Attendees will sharpen their understanding of wine by sampling several different varieties under Bates’ direction. They will learn tips about the factors involved in pairing wine with food while tasting popular hors d’ouvres with selected wines. Tastings of J. Lohr, Imperial Wines, Johnson Brothers, Ramsay, local Cedar City winery Iron Gate, and other choice wines selected by Southern Wine and Spirits will be offered. Special case prices on wines are offered by vendors as a “thank you” for enjoying their product. Each seminar attendee will receive an informative booklet on wine tasting, a souvenir wine glass, and a high-quality wine opener.

Eureka Uncorked wine tasting Christopher P. Bates
Master Sommelier Christopher P. Bates

Bates earned his Master Sommelier title in 2013 and is one of only about 280 wine experts currently holding that degree worldwide. He had previously distinguished himself as a leading wine expert, or sommelier, being name TopSomm in 2013 and Best Young Sommelier in the World in 2012 by the Chaine de Rotisseur. Before that, he won the World Cup of Wine title in 2010 and was named Best Sommelier in America in 2011.

Eureka Uncorked is offered in separate admissions of $50 for the wine seminar, and $75 for the Saturday grand tasting or as a combined $100 package for the two events. Tickets can be purchased at J.S. Merchant at the Eureka Casino Resort or online. More information is available by calling (702) 346-4600 and at eurekamesquite.com.