The Sun Wine And Food Fest Grand Tasting at Mohegan Sun

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Mark your calendars for Sun Wine and Food Fest 2023 at Mohegan Sun! Fans of fine wine and food  can indulge their appetites for both during the 19th Annual Sun Wine and Food Fest (SWFF) beginning Thursday, January 26th and lasting through Sunday, January 29th. Sun Wine and Food Fest is one of the largest and most popular wine festivals in the Northeast, treating guests to a vast selection of wines and no shortage of delicious food pairings. Across the four-day SWFF 2023 there are 14 total events, including the return of the Grand Tasting, Celebrity Chef Dine Around, and Vintage Cru. New events this year include the Pappy Van Winkle Tasting where guests can taste one of the most sought-after bourbons of Pappy Van Winkle with a special, infused Macanudo cigar inside the Clay Pipe Cigar Bar. The all-new event, Beam and Burgers, enters the mix this year as well, where Gotham Burger Social Club teams up with Beam Suntory Inc. serving mouthwatering burgers and top-shelf whiskey. Capping off the weekend will be Bloodys and Brunch with special guest Buddy Valastro.

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Tickets are on-sale now through and the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

Sun Wine and Food Fest kicks off on Thursday, January 26th with three incredible events. First up is the TAO Japanese Whisky Dinner at 5:00pm and 6:30pm. Guests can enjoy top-shelf Japanese Whisky paired with a succulent three-course meal at TAO Asian Bistro and Lounge.

At 8:00pm, Clay Pipe Cigar Bar will feature the Ferrand Cognac and Cigar Pairing where guests can enjoy an exclusive tasting of Pierre Ferrand paired with a Macanudo cigar, and a great time!

Also taking place at 6:30pm inside Tuscany will be The Todd English Experience where Chef Todd will take on hosting duties for an evening that kicks off with a craft cocktail hour followed by a seated dinner. Live entertainment will be mixed in, and guests will also be able to mingle with Chef Todd.

Tickets to these SWFF 2023 Thursday night events are limited so be sure claim your spot today!

Beam and Burgers presented by Beam Suntory, Inc.
Get the weekend started early and warm your palate during the new Beam and Burgers party in the Earth Ballroom. Chef Chad Rosenthal, Chef Mike Puma and Gotham Burger Social Club are teaming up with Beam Suntory, Inc. to provide juicy variations of scrumptious burgers that pair perfectly with top-notch whiskeys. This event will feature live entertainment and a complimentary cigar.

Beam and Burgers presented by Beam Suntory, Inc. takes place from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, January 27th. Tickets are $100 in advance of the event, or $125 on the day of the event.

Grand Tasting Preview
Guests can get a sneak peek of the Grand Tasting, one of Sun Wine and Food Fest's signature showcases. This preview is held at the Earth Expo Center, and guests can sample a variety of wine, beer, and spirits while pairing their favorites with delectable dishes from some of the region's top restaurants. The Grand Tasting Preview offers the opportunity to experience an exclusive preview of SWFF's largest event while also getting an early peek at celebrity chefs showing off their skills.

On Friday, January 27th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm the Grand Tasting Preview will take place. Ticket prices are $100 in advance and $125 at the door. Tickets for designated drivers cost $40.

Grand Tasting
Sun Wine and Food Fest's main event features over 1,000 different types of wine, beer, and spirits for guests to sample inside the 125,000 square-foot Earth Expo Center! Foodies can also taste dishes from award-winning restaurants throughout the region and select bites from elite chefs. Two culinary stages will be set up for guests to take in a variety of celebrity chef demos from the likes of Michael Symon, Robert Irvine, Marc Murphy, Maneet Chauhan, Nyesha Arrington, Richard Blais, and more!

The Grand Tasting is Saturday, January 28th and has a VIP hour from 11:00am to Noon, with General Admission from Noon to 5:00pm. Tickets are $150 for regular admission and $160 on the day of the event. Designated driver tickets are available for $40.

Vintage Cru

Industry heavyweights Chefs Rocco DiSpirito and Christian Petroni will be on hand to host the Vintage Cru in the Earth Ballroom. Here, taste the "best-of-the-best" vintages from around the world and meet the winemakers and principles behind them. Wine is available for purchase with shipment directly to your home! Each guest in attendance will also receive a $50 iGourmet gift card at the conclusion of the event!

Vintage Cru is from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday, January 28th. Public on-sale tickets are $150, or $165 on the day of the event.

Exclusive Pappy Van Winkle Tasting

Clay Pipe Cigar Bar, located in Casino of the Sky, joins the SWFF fun with an exclusive Pappy Van Winkle Tasting! Taste one of the most sought-after bourbons of Pappy Van Winkle, including a tasting of 10 Year, 12 Year, 15 Year, 2


Price: General Admission: USD 150.00

Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Street Address

Earth Expo and Convention Center, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT 06382


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