ITS BACK, the 11th annual Sun WineFest on January 24, 25 & 26, 2014. Throughout the weekend, featured events will include the Sun WineFest Grand Tasting, Bourbon Tasting, Elite Cru Tasting and Celebrity Chef Dine Around. Tickets are still available, for all events through Ticketmaster, the Mohegan Sun Box Office and sunwinefest.com.
Sun WineFest Grand Tasting
The main event of the weekend, the Sun WineFest Grand Tasting, will take place in the Convention Center on Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th from Noon to 5:00pm each day.
Over the course of the two days, the Grand Tasting will have something for everyone to enjoy no matter what their tastes may be. Wine and beer aficionados can choose from over 1,000 brands or enjoy tastings of specialty sponsor spirits. If your preference is food, signature dishes from the region’s most highly rated restaurants will be available for sampling*.
Saturday and Sunday’s Grand Tasting will also feature celebrity chef demonstrations and fun-filled contests on the Main Culinary Stage.
Tickets are $80.00 for Saturday’s one-day pass, $70.00 for Sunday’s one-day pass and $125.00 for a weekend pass to both Saturday and Sunday’s Grand Tasting.
*There will be a nominal charge for the sampling of signature dishes – a portion of the proceeds benefits Channel 3 Kids Camp.
Nothing kicks off Sun WineFest 2014 better than “America’s Native Spirit”- bourbon. Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Plan B Burger Bar and Adonis Cigars join forces to bring you an evening of bourbon history. On Friday, January 24th at Sunburst Buffet from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, experience Plan B’s bourbon inspired menu paired with a variety of fine bourbons. You can enjoy them straight or let Plan B’s mixologists create a crafted bourbon cocktail. Then, finish the night off with a premium cigar sampling from Adonis Cigars.
Tickets are $90.00 per person.
Elite Cru Tasting
The Elite Cru Tasting presented by Wine Enthusiast Magazine is an exceptional wine-tasting event featuring the “best-of-the-best” vintages from around the world. Meet the winemakers and learn the principles behind them in The Cabaret Theatre on Saturday, January 25th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. This truly distinctive event features a raw bar hosted by Georges Bank presenting their South Bay Blonde Oysters, shrimp from Mazzetta Company and specialty cheeses from igourmet.com.
Guests will also receive a $50.00 gift certificate to enjoy extensive offerings from igourmet.com.
Tickets are $200.00 per person and include a Saturday Grand Tasting ticket and $50.00 gift certificate for igourmet.com.
Celebrity Chef Dine Around
On Saturday, January 25th, enjoy the Celebrity Chef Dine Around as world-class chefs including Todd English, Robert Irvine and Jasper White host a night of amazing cuisine. Walk around the Uncas Ballroom from 8:00pm to 11:00pm and watch these culinary masters at live cooking stations. Also, enjoy a pairing of premium wine or beer to complement each dish.
Tickets are $185.00 per person.
Tickets for the Grand Tasting, Elite Cru Tasting, Celebrity Chef Dine Around, Bourbon Tasting and may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, sunwinefest.com, over the phone at 1.800.745.3000 or in-person at Mohegan Sun’s Box Office.