English: The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

English: The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We are back home from our trip to Las Vegas and I thought you would enjoy seeing two of the wine collections I saw there.  Aureole features a wine tower where the “Wine Angels” are attached to cables that lift and lower them so they can retrieve the bottle of your choice.  Aureole is located in the Mandalay Bay Resort restaurant row area.  Joe’s in the Forum Shops line their glass walls with wine so everyone can take a good look at the inventory. 

This was one of the more memorable trips to Sin City for me because of the flash flooding that I could monitor from the safety of my hotel room on the 15th floor.  The night sky on Tuesday was brightly lit by massive bolts of  lightning over the Strip and the surrounding desert followed by booming thunder that rolled to the horizon.  Not to be out done by Mother Nature Prince Harry made some noise of his own at the MGM Grand.  We attended a unforgettable performance by Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez where I saw first hand that Enrique was not only a spokesman for Atlantico Rum but also a big fan.  Reports had him showing up after the show at Hyde wearing a hoodie. Hyde is the newest lounge at the Bellagio Hotel and it’s patio overlooks the famous Bellagio fountains.  I can tell you that wine is expensive in Vegas and good wine is very expensive so it only makes sense that great wine is obscenely expensive. Enough said!