I've had a flurry of flying around the US in the past couple of weeks, which is going to have to serve as my excuse for not posting much on this blog. But this past weekend, instead, I took the train up to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut for the Foxwoods Food & Wine Festival (which we sponsor). A casino might not seem like the most congenial place for a food and wine extravaganza, but when you look at the restaurant and wine boom in Vegas, sort of extrapolate it out into the rest of the country, and sit back, then it seems like a natural.
It's a little odd, admittedly, to get to a casino and find it overrun with 10-year-old girls, but that's what happens when you're sharing the bill with a Miley Cyrus concert. Nevertheless, amidst dodging Hannah Montana-crazed tots, I tasted some very good wines at the grand tasting and at a few dinners I attended. Here were my highlights: