Slip into Vera Wang prosecco

Plus: Fine wine, food trucks, Basque eats

PHOTO/TILL JANZ: Vera Wang, the famed bridal designer and fashion icon, launched her Party prosecco in June 2021. The sparkling wine offers a crisp silhouette, with soft fruit on the bias.

If you weren’t lucky enough to be married in Vera Wang (or if you weren’t down with gown) you can still celebrate with the world’s leading bridal designer. That’s because Wang just launched Party, a prosecco made from glera grapes, the chief grape of the Prosecco appellation of Northern Italy. This lively sparkling wine is packaged in a matte silver bottle with Party rendered in neon yellow.

Party is distributed nationally by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, also a top Nevada distributor. Look for Party at wine and spirits retailers. Suggested retail price: $25.

Sunset benefit at Rancharrah for LGBTQ center

Our Center, Reno’s LGBTQ community center, celebrates its reopening after more than a year with its Rainbows at the Ranch fundraiser running 6 to 10 p.m. June 25 at the Club at Rancharrah, 6100 Rancharrah Parkway (entrance from Talbot Lane). The event features cocktails, appetizers, entertainment and silent auction. Tickets: $100.

Paul Hobbs wine dinner at Bistro Napa

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., continues its Spirited Dining Series with a six-course wine dinner featuring pours from Paul Hobbs Winery of Sonoma County. The dinner begins 6 p.m. June 24 in Bistro Napa. Pairings include seared diver scallops with Russian River Valley chardonnay and grilled elk chops with Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon.

Cost: $195 inclusive. Reservations:775-824-4411. Details here.

Get humping with Feed the Camel food trucks

Feed the Camel, the ‘hump day’ food truck gathering, runs 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 8 at McKinley Arts & Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive. Feed the Camel returns for its eighth year in 2021.

Among the vendors (which might change weekly): Hungry Devils Greco-American Fare, Mwint Soph Bakery, Pizen & Wine, V’s Churro Bar and Slater’s Ding-a-Wing. Dromedary details this way.

Eat, drink, dance, chop: 54th annual Basque Festival

The Reno Basque Festival returns for its 54th running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17 in and around Idlewild Park’s California Building, 1000 Cowan Drive. The event features food and drink, folk dances, musical performances, weightlifting and wood chopping demonstrations, and more. The event is part of the Artown festival.

Johnathan L. Wright is the food and drink writer for Reno News & Review. Follow him on Twitter at @ItsJLW. Sign up here for the Reno News & Review free weekly newsletter.

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