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Labor Wines & Local Swine – Recap

 

Ladies & Gentlemen-

 

With the cooling temperatures around the country (well, for the most part), craziness in weather and storms (our hearts and thoughts go out to our East Coast friends as they recover) and sudden inundation of the holidays, we wanted to bring you some cheer and updates from Labor Wines.

 

As many of you know this past Sunday, the 4th, we held our first Labor Wines & Local Swine dinner for the Sunday Italian Feast, held at Nove Italiano restaurant at The Palms in Las Vegas.  We were asked by our good friend, Chef Geno Bernardo to pair up on this event, with the plan to host it quarterly moving forward at his restaurant and hopefully around the country together.  Chef Geno tapped into his farm in Pahrump (45 minutes outside of Vegas) for the two pigs for the dinner and all of the vegetables; quite an accomplishment actually.

 

The evening started with a cocktail reception featuring the very versatile Bacardi Oakheart Rum (quite delicious, if I do say so) and appetizers all pork themed, including chicharrones with pork belly and bacon caramel corn.  As we moved guests into the dining room, after an introduction by Chef Geno, Rachel Wenman of the N9NE Group (owner of the restaurant) and myself, we started the 4-course feast, culminating in the slicing and presentation of the two pigs; one done in a Porchetta style, stuffed with farro and cous cous, the other which was roasted.  As a finale, Geno led guests into the restaurant’s private dining room, where he unveiled the great porkiness culmination of desserts including chocolate covered bacon, bacon brittle, bacon cupcakes and bacon chocolate chip cookies.

 

The night was a hit! We had a wonderful collection of guests join us to kick off the inaugural event and starting making plans to host the second one.  Take a look here for some photos of the event, courtesy of SpyOnVegas.com and here for photos courtesy of the N9NE Group.

 

We can’t wait to do it again and have a chance to embrace the Winter season with our wines and local swine.  Stay tuned and watch out for upcoming details.

 

Additionally, we are almost to the end of our current vintages, anticipating a sell-out of the wines extremely soon.  If you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on these wines, I have a few select cases that I’ve being saving for our friends.  As well, as surprise, we discovered a few cases in our warehouse of our 1st release, the 2009 Pinot Noir and I’m making them available for sale!  These are the last few cases, so if you’d like to have any of the wine from our inaugural vintage, let me know and I can make it happen for you.

 

And, to keep you in the loop, we’re going to have a few surprises upcoming as we enter into 2013 that we hope to share with you soon.  We can’t thank each and every one of you for your support and friendship, as Labor Wines continues to grow each and every day.

 

If you have a story, pictures enjoying Labor or would like to place an order, feel free and share with us on Facebook or via Twitter.  As well, you can always email me directly, Corey@LaborWines.com or call on cell, 702.466.0987.

 

 

Cheers,

Corey

 

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

 

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Thursday, November 8th, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

Labor Wines & Local Swine, Launch of the Nove Sunday Feast

 

We here at Labor Wines are excited to announce our participation in the inaugural Nove Sunday Feast, pairing our wines with the culinary creations of Chef Geno Bernardo of Nove Italiano in Las Vegas.  We’ve included the press release below so you can take a look at the menu and get an idea about the event.  If you’re going to be in Vegas that night, we’d love to have you join us for what is shaping up to be a fantastic experience!

 

 

NOVE ITALIANO AND LABOR WINES LAUNCH NEW FAMILY-STYLE DINING EXPERIENCE WITH ‘SUNDAY FEAST’

 

Labor Wines & Local Swine dinner kicks off line-up, November 4

 

Click to Tweet: Join @NOVELV & @LaborWines for new family dinner experience at @Palms! Labor Wines & Local Swine 11/4 at 6pm, tix: http://bit.ly/S2ckMC

 

LAS VEGAS (October 17, 2012) – NOVE Italiano at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and Labor Wines introduce ‘Sunday Feast’, a new family-style dinner offered each quarter. Featuring a set seasonal menu and a comfortable atmosphere, the new social dining experience launches with Labor Wines & Local Swine event on November 4 at 6 p.m.

 

The feast features a four-course meal prepared by NOVE’s Executive Chef Geno Bernardo paired with Labor Wines from founder and Las Vegas resident Corey Nyman. Guests, whether strangers or not, are encouraged to interact by using provided conversation-starter cards while dining together at a large communal table. The cards also will serve as raffle tickets to win the many prizes up for grabs.

 

With a focus on local produce and fall flavors, Chef Geno will provide pork from local heritage pigs raised at his farm located in Nevada. Taking the farm-to-table philosophy one step further, Geno established this small farm to fulfill his produce needs for the restaurant. To complement the dining experience, dinner will be paired with Labor Wines of the Willamette Valley, an up and coming Oregon winery which was started by Corey Nyman and his business partner, Richard Oppenheimer.

 

Labor Wines & Local Swine full menu includes:

 

Hors d’oeuvres

Bacardi Harvest Cocktails

Spicy Pork Rinds with spicy sea salt

Braised Pork Belly with apple chutney

Cured Italian meats and Coppa di Testa

First course

Pumpkin Soup with crackling and evoo

Second course

Little Gem Salad with crispy pig ears, fennel, radish and buttermilk dressing

Third course

Heritage Pork Cannelloni with wild mushrooms

Fourth course

Whole swine “head to tail”, served family style

Dessert

Bacon Chocolate Cookies

Bacon Brittle

Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes with Nutella

Chocolate covered bacon

 

Cost is $75 per person not including tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 702.942.6832 or email tables@9groupvegas.com and for more information visit www.NOVESundayFeast.com.

 

 

NOVE ITALIANO

NOVE Italiano sits atop the Palms Casino Resort’s Fantasy Tower and combines inspired design, superb Italian cuisine and unsurpassed energy with some of the city’s most spectacular views. Named #1 Italian Restaurant in Las Vegas by Orbitz in 2009, NOVE Italiano transforms perceptions of Italian dining just as N9NE Steakhouse, situated in the original Palms tower, revolutionized the American steakhouse. Created by Executive Chef Geno Bernardo, the menu offers a wide range of crudo (which means “raw” in Italian, often ceviche or sashimi), thin-crust pizzas, a variety of steaks and happy hour specials, including $7 select wine, premium cocktails and signature dishes. The restaurant is a unique blend of classical and modern elements, an intriguing combination that permeates both the dining room and the kitchen. NOVE Italiano is open Sunday through Thursday from 6 – 10:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 – 11 p.m. Connect with NOVE on Twitter @NOVELV and on Facebook.

 

LABOR WINES

Birthed in 2010, entrepreneurs Dick Oppenheimer and Corey T. Nyman partnered to launch Labor Wines, a boutique Oregon winery.  Starting with a 2009 Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, Labor Wines began with only 280 cases in its initial production.  Oppenheimer and Nyman continued the growth in 2012 introducing a 2011 Pinot Blanc and 2010 Pinot Noir while furthering the business and expanding both the quantity of wine and distribution.  With a sincere passion for wine and hard work, Oppenheimer and Nyman decided upon the name Labor Wines from their belief that “Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Without Labor, there would be no end result and no satisfaction.  Labor is the driving force throughout history of how to get things done.  From Labor is the idea that hard work presents rewards and what better way to embrace that vision – from our hands to yours.”  Labor is distributed in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas as well as available for direct sales in over 30 states.  For more information visit, www.laborwines.com

 
If you have a story, pictures enjoying Labor or would like to place an order, feel free and share with us on Facebook or via Twitter.  As well, you can always email me directly, Corey@LaborWines.com or call on cell, 702.466.0987.

 

 

Cheers,

Corey

 

Everything takes Labor to accomplish.  Labor Wines – A Labor of Love.

 

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