The Sun Wine & Food Fest, presented by Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, which was postponed in 2021 due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, announced plans to bring the event back in January 2022. The Mohegan Sun prepares to welcome back wine, spirits and beer suppliers and wholesalers to the Sun Wine & Food Fest, as Jan. 28-30, 2022 are the dates announced for its return. The multi-day festival is set to host guests for its anchor events, which include the Whiskeys of the World presented by Beam Suntory, Grand Tasting Preview event, Grand Tasting with live demonstrations from celebrity chefs such as Aarón Sánchez, Robert Irvine and Nyesha Arrington, Vintage Cru Tasting, Celebrity Chef Dine Around fundraiser and a Sunday Champagne brunch. Over the last 17 years, the festival welcomes more than 10,000 guests , features dozens of critically acclaimed celebrity chefs and showcases a variety of wine and lifestyle vendors.
Sponsors include Athletic Brewing, Antonino Auto Group, Beam Suntory, Inc., BudLight, E&J Gallo, Lewis Real Estate, Sabrett, New Belgium Brewing Co. and Truly Hard Seltzer. A portion of proceeds will go to Channel 3 Kids Camp, who provide fun year-round opportunities to children of all abilities, families and communities through educational and recreational programs.
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Torrington’s Warner Theatre will host its Annual Wine & Food Tasting and fundraiser on March 25, 2022. Held in partnership with Torrington’s The Cork Fine Wine & Spirits, the event will feature a masquerade party, along with tastings of wine, local craft beer, spirits and food from local restaurants, all taking place in the theatre’s Main and Studio Theatre lobbies. A VIP hour will be hosted in the VIP room, located in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, where guests will be treated to a private tasting of premium wine and spirits with catered cuisine and fine chocolates, along with live entertainment. Sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank, Elevator Service Company, Ace Hardware of Litchfield, Litchfield County Business Professionals and T&M Building Co., Inc., the event benefits the Warner Theatre, a non-profit performing arts center bringing an array of concerts and cultural events to the northwestern Connecticut area. The Cork Fine Wine & Spirits will also donate 10% of its sales from the evening to benefit Warner Theatre. Event is 21+ with valid ID required.
The Connecticut Brewers Guild will host its annual CT Craft Beer Fest at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on March 26, 2022. More than 60 local craft breweries will participate and guests have the option of attending VIP and General Admission sessions during the afternoon and evening, with limited tickets available for each session. All VIP and general admission guests will receive a commemorative tasting glass with a sample of a collaboration beer brewed by the Board of Directors of the CT Brewers Guild. Designated Driver tickets are also available for all sessions. The event will also feature more than 20 artisan vendors and food will be available from The Oakdale and from local food trucks. All proceeds generated from the festival go to the CT Brewers Guild, an organization by brewers and for brewers, to help further the goals of the Craft Beer movement in CT.
See highlights from 2021 here.