On a flight now to Orlando for this 16th annual food and wine lovers dream festival! Our first visit last year was a blast and this year I’m looking forward to new experiences including:

  • Epcot Wine School: I’m attending one of the five wine schools offered during the festival. Sunday’s school is ‘Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Italian Wine’ with Sharron McCarthy, CSW of Castello Banfi Wines.
  • French Regional Lunch: Friday I’ll be dining at Bistro de Paris featuring the Champagne region with Nicolas Feuillate Champagne and their sales director Pascal Boye.
  • Disney Wines: Debuting at this year’s festival are two new Disney wines Sogno d’Italia wines, a Pinot Grigio and a Chianti, developed exclusively for Disney in partnership with Banfi.
  • 25 international kiosks of food and beverage including new this year Portugal, Caribbean and Hawaii.

Follow me on Twitter (@GrapeOccasions) the next few days for updates then I’ll have lots to share on my website next week.