Vegas Tapas and Wine Scrolling

So I’m in Vegas with J Lo and Justin Timberlake. Timberlake is here for his Shriners Hospitals for Children charity golf tournament in Summerlin, a bedroom city of Las Vegas. We’re staying in Summerlin at the Red Rock Resort and Casino to be closer to the Las Vegas Institute my husband is attending.
J Lo was in Vegas for the iHeartRadio Music Festival event, and would later dance the night away, singing to her own tunes at Pure in Caesar’s.
We dined on the strip at the new Cosmopolitan hotel in the City Centre, choosing a Spanish tapas restaurant from at least a dozen restaurants, conveniently located near each other above the casino floors.
Jaleo is a Western take on a traditional European style of meal; soups and salads count among the tapas appetizers alongside my favourites Manchego cheese and Serrano ham. Truth be told, I liked the more traditional Spanish tapas restaurant in the neighbouring Aria hotel better, where the server enjoys explaining the unfamiliar dishes to me.
But, it was the first time we were handed an iPad to select wine for dinner. This extensive list was searchable by grape variety, region and appellation, if you knew your Spanish wines, or you could tap the restaurant’s favourite picks tab if you didn’t.
I soon discovered I could scroll forever between the tabs and never find my way back to my first or second choice to reread the descriptions. Overwhelmed and thirsty, I gave the iPad back to our server and asked him to find us a reasonably-priced, robust Bordeaux-like red, which he expertly did, and not for the first time I’m sure. I expect when we return to Vegas they’ll have added a side-by-side wine comparison screen, like the one I used to book our discount flights here.

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