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!





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


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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


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 and for more information visit




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.



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,

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, or call on cell, 702.466.0987.






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


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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

New Release Wines!


It’s time for some wine!  After selling out of our first vintage (2009 Pinot Noir) extremely quickly, to which we can’t thank each and every one of you enough, we are thrilled to announce the release of TWO wines – both from the Willamette Valley.  Our first white wine, the 2011 Pinot Blanc, is now ready for you to taste and try, and our 2010 Pinot Noir, has just been labeled and is jumping out of the bottle!


The Pinot Blanc is a bright, flavorful white – indicative of the vintage, with great balanced acids and flavors of lemon and Granny Smith apple, along with litchi and Asian pear.  All of the fruit comes from the Yamhill Carlton and Chehalem Mountains AVA’s and we believe that this varietal is a natural pairing for its sibling, Pinot Noir, and flavor-wise is a great complement.   The Pinot Blanc is a great wine to pair with any type of cuisine as it is extremely versatile, especially Asian flavors as it cuts through the spice or just to sip while on your patio in the backyard.  This wine is available to you at $16.00 a bottle, $192.00 a case, plus shipping.


Our Pinot Noir is an extremely balanced wine from the 2010 harvest, with lower sugars and structured acid.  The nose has a slight smokiness to it with red and dark fruits coming through the palate, finishing with some chocolate and plum.  Serve with oysters, roast chicken and halibut, or just have a glass with friends.  The Pinot Noir is $25.00 a bottle, $300.00 a case plus shipping.


The wines are now available for you to purchase and can be shipped starting on Tuesday, April 8th.  Feel free to email, call or contact me directly so I can get your order together for you!


As always, thank you for your support and friendship during our journey of Labor Wines.  Also, we’d love to hear from you – please share your experiences, pictures and adventures with us on Facebook or via Twitter.  As well, you can always email me directly, or call on cell, 702.466.0987.


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


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Monday, April 9th, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

Sommelier Showdown Recap

Wow, what a fantastic event and such a great time!  Sunday night’s Sommelier Showdown at Cowboy Ciao was an absolute blast – well attended, killer food and awesome wines.  Going head to head with owner, Peter Kasperski on wine selections was a pretty daunting task, but really cool as it allowed me to expand on my normal flavor palate and pick some very interesting wines.

I’ve listed my selections below (in Italics), along with the menu for you all to take a look at:



fried green tomato (pickled & crispy), with mâche, grilled halloumi,

toasted sunflower seeds, fino sherry/Maui onion vinaigrette

Samsara, Rose of Pinot Noir, 2010, Ste. Rita Hills



cherry/amaretto duck pate

Peritnace, Dolcetto, 2010



with corn cake and lime aïoli

La Spinetta, Ca’ Di Pian, Barbera d’Asti, 2007



on yam fritter with mango coulis and tomato jam

Nove, Grenache, Judge Family Vineyard, Bennett Valley, 2004



chocolate sandwich on olive bread with pimento ice cream

Graham’s, Late Bottle Vintage Port, 2003

In addition, Peter let me know that he will proudly be serving our first release of Labor Wines on his wine list and have available cases of Labor for purchase, as Cowboy Ciao has a Retail License.  If you’re curious to learn more feel free to contact me via email, or on my cell, 702.466.0987, plus you can always reach us via TwitterFacebook.

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

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 Uncategorized No Comments

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