Last Weekend, Mohegan Sun’s annual Sun Wine and Food Festival kicked off with the perfect opportunity for guests to warm their palate; the Bourbon Tasting in the Earth Ballroom.

The finest bourbon from Jim Beam was on deck, along with tasty selections from the Bear’s Restaurant Group. Former professional basketball player, Charles Oakley was among the attendees who sipped away while puffing on a complimentary cigar, courtesy of

The following events on Friday night included a new addition for 2020’s festival, the Cigar and Wine Pairing presented by 19 Crimes. It took place in the Clay Pipe Cigar Bar. Guests were joined by celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito and were served their choice of varietal with a pairing from General Cigar. The night capped off with a glimpse of what was in store for Saturday’s unforgettable main event. The Grand Tasting preview gave everyone a fair warning regarding the tidal wave of alcohol approaching. As the preview transpired, guests were serenated by relaxing country music thanks to American artist Maggie Rose.

The Grand Tasting on Saturday exceeded its expectations as usual, with over 1,000 varieties of wine, beer, and spirits to try out. Foodies weren’t left in the dust, having opportunities to purchase signature dishes from the region’s most highly rated restaurants. The main culinary stage featured a day full of celebrity chef demos, with big names such as Todd English, Richard Blais, Amanda Freitag, and more! It was impossible to find one person without a smile on their face throughout the entire Earth Expo Center, and the atmosphere was top notch.

The weekend wrapped up with a decadent spread of food and beverages at the beautiful club Novella, hosted by Tom and Tom from Vanderpump Rules. Even though it was the final event, the music stayed bumping, with celebrity DJ Brandi Cyrus controlling the sound.

Mohegan Sun pulled through once again with a truly amazing event and left us on the edge of our seats for number 18 in 2021!