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Food and Beverage Lovers, Unite! Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin 1st Annual Food and Wine Classic

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Whether you’re seeking to delve into the details of wine blending or just looking for a few good eats, you’re sure to find a culinary experience you’ll enjoy here in the heart of Walt Disney World®. Appropriately taking place at the home of extraordinary culinary talent, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is proud to showcase our passion for food and beverage by inviting you to partake in the first Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic October 8 and 9, 2010. Conveniently taking place during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (Oct. 1 – Nov. 14) and located just a short walk from Epcot®, the event offers foodies the ideal opportunity to continue their culinary experience after enjoying the festivities at Epcot®.

Save the date and prepare your palate for a taste of diversity and culinary brilliance. Begin by delving into one of the six seminars offered by our very own food and beverage experts. Elevate your knowledge from wine appreciation to wine wisdom with a Bordeaux Blending seminar, or take part in a Sake Hour to learn about this enticing Japanese beverage. Other seminars available for your picking pleasure include Mixology, Beer, Bubbles, and Riesling

When?
Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Beverage Seminars
5:30pm – 9:30pm – Tasting Stations Open on Causeway

Where?
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

More information http://swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com/


Reservations and Tickets
Tickets to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are available as part of a hotel package or individually. Seating for the seminars is limited and reservations are suggested.
  • One and two night packages are available starting at $169* per night and include a beverage seminar for two plus unlimited food and beverage samplings at the Food & Wine Classic (food and beverage stations will be different each evening)
  • Advance purchase event-only tickets are available for $50 and include one seminar and unlimited food and beverage samples on the causeway
  • Food and wine samplings also can be purchased a la carte on the day of event. Tickets are $2 each or 25 tickets for $45; or you may purchase a bracelet for $50 which allows you unlimited food and beverage samples
  • Entertainment will include Pieces of a Dream, The Latin Jazz All Stars and The Groovemasters
For reservations, please call 1-888-828-8850 and refer to rate code FWCLAS.
For seminar reservations only, please call 407-934-1609.


Choose From the Following Educational Seminars:

WINE BLENDING SEMINAR
Our certified sommeliers believe there is no better way to truly learn about wine than to taste it! During this hands-on seminar, we will break down the components of barrel samples while discussing the origins of the wine, review the plush varieties of grapes, and take a step-by-step look at the delicate wine making process. The real fun begins with an opportunity to blend your very own meritage! Become more adventurous and knowledgeable about the art of wine and always purchase the right bottle for any occasion.

Instructor: Tony Porcellini, Director of Food & Beverage/Certified Wine Sommelier

RIESLING RENDEZVOUS
Discover the broad range of Riesling styles. Known mostly for its highly aromatic and sweet honey flavor profile, we will discuss (and taste!) both dry and sweet variations as well as light to full-bodied alternatives. The versatility of this noble grape allows for pairing with anything from salads to seafood to sweets.

Instructor: Luciano Sperduto, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage/Certified Wine Sommelier, B.A.R. Certified

MODERN MIXOLOGY
Learn the science behind our mixologists’ methods as we play with aromas, temperature and texture. We apply the same concepts as some of the world’s most innovative chefs - Ferran Adria, Jose Andres, and Thomas Keller - to create our unconventional libations. We’ll balance out your experience in this course with tasty treats from our bluezoo chefs’ culinary laboratory. Impress guests at your next social gathering with these clever cocktail tips!

Instructors: Douglas Draper, Todd English’s bluezoo Manager, Christopher Windus, Todd English’s bluezoo Executive Chefs

ALL THINGS SAKE
Delve into the history of sake, the current trends in the industry, and a hint at what we can expect tomorrow. Topics include vessels, labeling, when to warm your sake and how the production and milling of sake produces different grades and taste profiles. This class will be filled with opportunities to taste many different types of sake and demonstrate how simple it is to pair with food. Kanpai!

Instructor: Chad Lobner, Kimonos Sushi Restaurant Manager

BEER, PLEASE!
Does your beer knowledge start with “Bud” and end with “weiser”? Expand your beer horizons with micro brews and craft beers from around the world. Discover the process behind different brews and their impact on the food and beverage industry during the past few years as well as future trends. After completing a lesson on the brewing process, enjoy a personal tasting of the multiple styles of beer and perfect food pairings for any meal.

Instructor: Adam Bagwell, Restaurants Manager

BUBBLES
Learn the basics of champagne, including the importance of the grapes, land, climate, and viticulture to the process. Be introduced to the five key regions of Champagne and the different champagne styles in all areas of the world. Hone sight, smell and taste as we finish with a blind champagne tasting.

Instructor: Olivier Zambaux, Shula’s Steak House Manager/Certified Wine Sommelier


http://swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com/
For reservations, please call 1-888-828-8850 and refer to rate code FWCLAS.
For seminar reservations only, please call 407-934-1609.
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