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Wine Event: 9th annual Mohegan Sun WineFest Jan 27-29th (CT)

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9th annual Sun Winefest event returns to Mohegan Sun on January 27, 28 & 29, 2012

The 9th annual Sun WineFest returns to Mohegan Sun from January 27 through January 29, 2012. Can’t-miss events including the Grand Tasting, Celebrity Chef Dine Around, Elite Cru Tasting, Bourbon Tasting and Bubbles & Bon Bons are on sale now through Ticketmaster, the Mohegan Sun Box Office or

Grand Tasting

The weekend’s main event is the Grand Tasting, which will be held in the Convention Center from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th. Main Stage events and celebrity chef demonstrations during the Grand Tasting include demonstrations from Bobby Flay, Todd English, Robert Irvine, the Mohegan Sun WineFest Grape Stomp, the 8th annual Mohegan Sun Oyster Open and more.

During the Grand Tasting, guests can sample more than 1,000 fine wines and specialty beers. Guests can ask questions, hear commentary from winemakers and beer experts, and enjoy delicacies from some of the region’s finest restaurants by purchasing tasting portions of signature dishes at a nominal rate. Exhibitors showcasing related services such as wine storage, culinary accessories and specialty foods will also be featured.

Tickets are $70.00 for a one-day pass and $120.00 for a weekend pass. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Channel 3 Kids Camp.

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Celebrity Chef Dine Around

Complementing the Sun WineFest 2012 weekend is the Celebrity Chef Dine Around. This guest-favorite benefiting the Channel 3 Kids Camp will feature an all-star culinary lineup.

The evening will feature delectable dishes prepared by world-famous chefs, television celebrities and cookbook authors including Bobby Flay, Todd English, Jasper White, Donatella Arpaia and Robert Irvine. Each dish will be paired with extraordinary wines whose winemakers will be on-hand to meet and greet guests.

The Celebrity Chef Dine Around takes place in the Uncas Ballroom on Saturday, January 28th from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Tickets are $175.00 per person.

Elite Cru Tasting

The Elite Cru Tasting returns to Sun WineFest in The Cabaret Theatre on Saturday, January 28th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. It offers select vintages from premium wineries (Silver Oak Napa Valley, Antinori Solaia, Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia, Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot, to name a few) accompanied by scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. This unique event will give guests an opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with some of the best winemakers in the world in an intimate setting.

Tickets for the Elite Cru Tasting are $200.00 and include a Saturday Grand Tasting ticket.

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Bourbon Tasting

The Bourbon Tasting presented by Beam Global Spirits and Wine returns and will kick off the weekend on Friday, January 27th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Leffingwells Martini Bar. Guests will be able to enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres under the world’s largest indoor planetarium dome and taste a variety of fine bourbons including Maker’s Mark, Booker’s, Knob Creek and Jim Beam, among others. A dedicated space will also be provided for a premium cigar sampling hosted by Davidoff ─ one of the world’s most sought-after cigars.

Tickets are $90.00 per person and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Channel 3 Kids Camp.

Bubbles & Bon Bons

Ending the Sun WineFest 2012 weekend is the Bubbles & Bon Bons event in The Cabaret Theatre from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday, January 29th. Bubbles & Bon Bons will give guests a chance to sample a variety of high-end champagnes, chocolates and cheeses and will be a perfect way to conclude the Sun WineFest weekend. Tickets are $95.00 per person.

For more information on Sun WineFest 2012 events, featured personalities, hours and area hotel information, visit or Facebook and Twitter at and

Tickets to the weekend events are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log onto; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge by Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are also available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office or

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About Mohegan Sun and the WineFest:

Sun WineFest is a production of Cirilli Associates LLC, a Connecticut-based marketing firm that specializes in event concepts, event production, and customized marketing and sponsorship programs.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting

1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT 06382

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