Think monthly wine club but with the top wineries and spirit distilleries all in one place, knowledgeable representatives, no pricey membership, gourmet cheese pairings and a breathtaking view spanning across the valley floor. This spring, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino takes wine tasting from a crowded winery to the luxurious and spacious 12th Floor Cocktail Lounge and Wine Bar with Sip of the Desert.

Each month, wine and spirit lovers will tour exquisitely selected 90 Point rated wines and distinguished spirits along with pairings from an array of artfully crafted and aged gourmet cheeses. Winery and spirit representatives will explain details, tasting notes and characteristics of each wine and spirit as well as suggest perfect cheese pairings.

The first Sip of the Desert event is held on Wednesday, March 26th and will feature tastes of the industry’s top quality varietal of wines from Napa Valley icon Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, family-owned and operated Italian producer Marchesi Antinori and Chateau Ste Michelle, winner of 19 “Winery of the Year” awards. Cheese pairings range from a 9-month aged smooth Grand Cru Reserve Gruyere, a buttery caramel flavored Vintage Van Gogh Gouda to a tangy yet mellow Buttermilk Blue. Each Sip of the Desert is held from 6-7:30PM and is $20 per person. Reservations are recommended, please call 760-238-5727.