Best of Wine, Beer and Spirits events at Disney’s International Food & Wine Festival

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Wine Tasting (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Wine Tasting (credit: The Walt Disney Company)

Disney News: Become a wine, tequila or beer expert at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival

With more than 33,000 bottles of both wine and champagne opened during the International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot, it’s difficult to choose between the 300 wines, both national and international that are being served. Add to that more than 300 wine and beer seminars and you’ll be tipsy just thinking about your options! From Italian margaritas, Seven Tiki Mai Tais and Xante Sunshine cocktails, after you’ve finished sampling, here’s the best of events:

Epcot Wine Schools

Well respected wine experts such as Master Sommelier at Wonders Retreat, Andrea Robinson and Founder of Willamette Valley Vineyards, Jim Bernau, conduct an extensive program including information about wine cultures, regional wine tasting that concludes with your very own certificate of completion.

  • Highlight: Become a wine expert
  • When: Sunday Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m./classroom, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m./light reception
  • Where: East Hall, World ShowPlace Events Pavilion, Epcot
  • Cost: $135/person plus tax & Epcot admission.

Mexican Tequila Lunch

Discover details of tequila history and production beyond simply a tasting. Samples are paired with regional Mexican cuisine that bring out the full flavor of both food and spirit.

  • Highlight: Tequila pairing
  • When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; noon – 1:30 p.m during the Festival dates
  • Where: La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion, Epcot
  • Cost: $70/person plus tax & Epcot admission.

Food & Wine Pairings

Sample three small portions of Moroccan cuisine paired with 3 regional wines at the Morocco pavilion. The wines and menu items change daily so you can return again and again!

  • Highlight: Food and Wine pairing
  • When: Tuesdays; 3:30 – 5 p.m during the Festival dates
  • Where: Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco Pavilion, Epcot
  • Cost: $55/person plus tax & Epcot admission.

Italian Food & Beer Pairing

Savor Italian flavors with authentic Italian cuisine paired with beers – a refreshing change from the traditional wine selections!

  • Highlight: Beer pairing
  • When: Tuesdays; 1:30 – 4 p.m during the Festival dates
  • Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion, Epcot
  • Cost: $55/person plus tax & Epcot admission.

Tell us…

What’s your favorite – wine, beer or spirits?