When planning a trip to Vegas not many think of wine..unless you are me! I did my research before going and decided the wine bar I was going to visit was the Double Helix Whiskey & Wine Bar. I chose this place because not only was there countless wines but also a huge variety of whiskey! You may not know this about me but I am also a big fan of whiskey :-D. Anyways, my day was, also, filled with sangria tasting, mimosas by the pool, and walking the Vegas strip with wine in hand.
We started the day at the Treasure Island hotel pool drinking Wilson Creek Peach Bellini mimosas (HIGHLY RECOMMEND)! This “Brunch Hair Don’t Care Shirt” is from Shop Women Who Love Wine and they are giving my followers 20% off when using the coupon code MIMOSA. WOOHOOO! Also, these sunnies and necklace are 20% off for all my followers from ilymix.com when using the coupon code Brisglass20.
Next, headed to Double Helix Whiskey & Wine Bar! To say I loved this place is an understatement. Here in CA I am used to Bordeaux STYLE wines but at this wine bar in Vegas I got to try ACTUAL Bordeaux wines (from Bordeaux, France!)
We were first treated to a splash of Schramsberg Brut Rose followed by a Bordeaux Blanc. Although this Cuvelier and Fils wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc the wine bar calls it a Bordeaux Blanc so that patrons are not expecting a Sauvignon Blanc like you are likely to get in the states. This Bordeaux Blanc is much heavier and less fruit forward than the Sauvignon Blancs we are used to. I rarely drink Sauvignon Blanc as I prefer a bigger, bolder wine but for that reason I would definitely purchase this Bordeaux Blanc!
Next, we were treated to a Bordeaux Blend and a Pinot Noir. Both of these were FAR different than a pinot or blend found here in the states. As our wine pourer stated, wines from France are far less fruit forward than the ones found in the states, but rather are very earthy. Earthy, mineral rich flavors is exactly what we got from these two fantastic wines.
They were kind enough to pour us some extra wines after our Bordeaux tasting including their own, Double Helix Wines. Their wine is just as spectacular as their wine bar! If ever given the chance, be sure to try these CA wines.
Romper: This black, lace, off-the-shoulder romper from target was $3.98!!! On sale for $7.99 but when you buy two rompers or dresses you get one half off. I cannot find it on their website any longer but I confirmed it is still in store. Similar ones here and here!
Shoes: here! These Steve Madden’s were $50 because they are running a promotion of buy one pair, get the second half off. Similar, cheaper grey wedges here and here!
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CHEERS, LAS VEGAS!