Sample New Wines at Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival

Guests heading out to this year's Intnerational Food and Wine Festival at Epcot can be among the first to try two new wines created specifically for Disney Parks.

The Enoteca Castello wine shop at the Italy Pavilion is the place to stop for a glass or bottle of Pinot Grigio or Chianti. Both feature the label Sogno d'Italia (translated: "dream of Italy") and have been crafted exclusively for Disney by Placido in Tuscany.

Food & Wine Fest Highlight: "Best of Bocuse" Dinner

Recently, we reported tickets to this year's International Food and Wine Festival special events would go on sale August 16. Here is a bit more detail on one such offering: a dinner devoted to French chef Paul Bocuse.

Food & Wine Fest Tickets on Sale August 16

Those of you out there who love Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival might want to mark your calendars. August 16 at 7 a.m. is the date and time tickets for this year's special events and programs will go on sale.

Here are a few of the activities planned for this year's fest that will be available for booking on the 16th:

  • First Bites Opening Reception: 6:30- 9 p.m. Sept. 29
  • "3D" Disney's Dessert Discovery: Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Nov. 4, 11

Jiko Named One of the Nation's Best Wine Restaurants

Congratulations are in order to Jiko - The Cooking Place for making Wine Enthusiast magazine's top 100 list of best wine and fine dining restaurants in the United States.

The Animal Kingdom Lodge's African-inspired restaurant boasts an impressive, award-winning wine list that features a large collection of South African vintage wines.

A few more Florida restaurants made the list as well, including Prime One Twelve in South Beach, Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Bern's Steak House in Tampa, Baires Grill in South Beach and Angle Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach.

Details Emerge Regarding Food & Wine Fest

The International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot is a guest-favorite, and this year it's back with a few new flavors. This year's theme for the ever-popular fest is "Passport to a World of Flavors."

Chocolate, Wine & Romance, Waldorf-Astoria Style

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the swanky Waldorf-Astoria Orlando will be hosting Chocolate, Wine & Romance weekends first on February 12-13 and again February 19-20.

The upscale hotel is featuring special pricing for these luxurious getaways where guests have plenty of opportunities to indulge in wine and chocolate. As an added bonus, the hotel is within the gates of Walt Disney World which enables guests to indulge in some fun as well.

2011 Disney Fan Club Events Announced

D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, has a great line up of events planned for 2011. The club has a wide range of activities that is sure to please Disney fans of all ages, so mark your calendars now.

On January 29, there is a special preview screening planned of the new Disney Junior show "Jake and the Never Land Pirates." Two eleven minute episodes of the animated series will be shown at the preview, and star David Arquette, who provides the voice for Skulky, will be on hand with Disney Geek Jeff Epstein for a Q & A session.

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Crawl Your Way Around World Showcase at the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Inspired by the classic pub crawl, where participants spend an evening drinking in a series of pubs, today's post offers a fun way to experience some great tastes. Food & Beverage Crawls have become extremely popular way to enjoy all the delicious treats available at the Walt Disney World Resort. When you add in the annual fan favorite Epcot International Food & Wine Festival to the mix - the stops along the way are raised to a whole new level.

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Details from the Disney Food Blog

So many exciting things have been happening over at the Disney Food Blog this weekend! There's a ton of information to share and we are helping to spread the word. Today they've got brand new 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Details from the Tables In Wonderland Preview Dinner.

Grey Goose and Grand Marnier Slushes in France

Say you're looking for a cold adult beverage in Epcot and beer isn't your favorite and the margaritas have too much tequila for your taste. You should definitely head to France and order a Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush or the Grand Marnier Orange Slush.

Handmade Margaritas at La Hacienda de San Angel

Have you been looking for a great spot to sit down with a drink and a bite to eat while watching IllumiNations? Lining up along the lake to find your viewing spot can provide a great outdoor location, but sometimes it's nicer to sit back and relax someplace a little more intimate. If you're up to a little pre-planing La Hacienda de San Angel might be just the spot you're looking for.

Sake House in Epcot's Japan Pavilion

Situated in the center of the courtyard of Epcot's Japan Pavilion is a quaint little building with a stone base and thatched roof. It's held a number of different souvenir shops over the years, but in it's current incarnation, it's an outdoor sake bar. The menu is small and simple, offering a selection of Japanese Beer, Plum Wine and Sake, as well as a few Sake Cocktails.

Ticketed New Years Eve Events at Walt Disney World

If you are headed to Walt Disney World for New Year's Eve but don't want to fight the crowds on Main Street USA, there are many venues across property just waiting to celebrate with you! 2013 will be the year of Limited Time Magic and you'll have to act fast to catch many special fleeting moments of merriment that will surprise and delight Disney Parks guests with something new each week in 2013!

5 Reasons You Should Run the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon was held a few short weeks ago and in my opinion, it is the BEST runDisney event! Here are the top 5 reasons on why you need to run this race next year:

1. Great Weather.

Two More Weeks for 2012 Eat To The Beat Concert Series

October may have flown by in a haze of great food & wine down in Epcot, but with two weeks left of the International Food & Wine Festival celebration there are still exciting performances left at the festival's evening entertainment sensation 'Eat To The Beat.' This fantastic concert series brings big names in music to cap off the night after a day of sipping and tasting your way through the Marketplace Booths.

The Desserts & Champagne Marketplace Booth

One of my favorite staples at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is the Desserts & Champagne Marketplace Booth which is located at the beginning of the World Showcase Promenade just to the right. As a long time champagne drinker, and dessert lover this booth brings together some of the tastes that I love most. Today we're going to focus on the champagne, but first let's just take a peek at those desserts.