Mohegan Sun’s Sun WineFest

This weekend, Uncasville, Connecticut is the place to be for food and wine lovers – Mogehan Sun is hosting Sun WineFest 2009. Over Saturday, January 17th and Sunday, January 18th attendees can sip samples from the thousand or so wines being poured at the Grand Tasting; catch celebrity chefs like Lydia Shire, Todd English, Chris Schlesinger and Jasper White at the Celebrity Dine Around; or sign on for seminars covering topics like beer and cheese pairing or the importance of glassware. Catch the 6th Annual Oyster Open and the Chef Showdown where Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro‘s Rich Garcia will defend his title in an Iron Chef-like competition. Admission to the Grand Tasting is $70 per person for a one-day pass or $110 for a weekend pass, with proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Call 860.886.0070 to purchase tickets or take a gander at the Sun WineFest website for a complete rundown of the whole weekend.

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