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Mohegan Sun Winefest -- Too Much Wine and Food, Too Little Time

CindyJ Jan 15, 2009 03:29 PM

My son is going to be at the Sun Winefest this weekend http://www.sunwinefest.com/exhibitors... and he's asked me for advice. I thought I'd pass his questions along to those who may have experience with this type of event. With so many wines available for sampling, he doesn't know the best approach to take in order to taste the best of what's available and still be able to leave the event on his own two feet at the end of the day. Is there a "strategy" he might follow? Given the wineries that will be represented, are there some that should be bypassed in favor of others that should not be missed? In general, what's the best way to make the most of an event of this magnitude?

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    Waquoit Jan 16, 2009 12:48 PM

    I don't think it matters. I went last year and it just seemed like a glorified beer fest but with wine.

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      sarabean Jan 16, 2009 02:33 PM

      Me & my sis also attended last year (our first time) and sadly, i found the wine offerings to be a bit low rent for the ticket price. our absolute favorite part of the event was the craft/rare beer and liquor annex which was upstairs from the wine comference room. as a hospitality industry professional, i do not tend to have high expectations in these forums, but out of 200+ plus wines, i had hoped to be a little more wowed. taken with a grain of salt, it is what is and it's a fun evening out.

    2. BratleFoodie Jan 16, 2009 12:40 PM

      Meesch is right, and I also suggest spitting ASAP! Carry napkins to discretely clean up the spit dribbling down your chin.

      Pass the aspirin, I feel an empathy headache coming on...

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        Meesch70 Jan 16, 2009 11:50 AM

        I like to print out the list of wines that are being offered, and immediately cross off the ones I've tried or wouldn't care to try again. Then I decide if I want to stick to a particular type (it's fun to pick one or two that you've never tried). Oh, and don't forget to EAT! HA HA

        Hope he has fun this weekend!!

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