LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The USA TODAY Wine & Food Tour is coming back to Las Vegas. The 2019 tour will stop in Las Vegas on Oct. 26.
Additional cities and dates include Detroit, September 14; Indianapolis, September 28; Cincinnati, October 5; Louisville, October 19; Scottsdale, November 2 & 3; Los Angeles, November 9; Chicago, November 16; and closing in Naples, November 23.
Last year's Las Vegas stop was headlined by Martha Stewart. This year she will appear in Naples.
Renowned chefs such as The Food Network’s "Chopped" stars Alex Guarnaschelli and Scott Conant, Netflix "Queer Eye" star Antoni Porowski are special guests on the tour.
Brie and Nikki Bella, also known as The Bella Twins of WWE fame and stars of reality TV show "Total Bellas" on E!, join the tour with their Belle Radici wine brand.
Global wine authorities include SommSelect cofounder Ian Cauble, among only 274 Master Sommeliers worldwide and star of Netflix docufilm “SOMM,” and David Lynch, sommelier, two-time James Beard Award recipient and editorial director, SommSelect. Guarnaschelli will appear in Brooklyn, Detroit, Scottsdale, Indianapolis and Louisville. Conant will be a special guest in Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Chicago. Porowski will be a special guest in Brooklyn Scottsdale, Los Angeles and Chicago.
The Bella Twins and Cauble and Lynch appear in all 10 tour stops. Special guest chefs for Las Vegas will be announced in the coming months.
Central to each USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience is the Grand Tasting, a flavorful exploration of special chef recipes, wines, craft beers and spirits with diverse gourmet personalities and restaurateurs.
Grand Tasting and VIP Grand Tasting tickets include access to a schedule of cooking demonstrations and wine seminars; VIP tickets add early entry and a special lounge with exclusive drinks and bites. In addition, limited-ticket seminars and meet and greets are available with special guest chefs Stewart, Guarnaschelli, Conant, Porowski and others, and sell out quickly.
The Las Vegas tour stop is presented by MGM Resorts International.