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Photo Courtesy of Swan & Dolphin HotelLots of foodies, wine lovers and Disney fans look forward every year to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World in Central Florida. But, beer road trippers may ask, will there be beer?

Yes, many samples of imported and specialty beers will be poured throughout Epcot’s World Showcase during the festival set for Oct. 1 to Nov. 14, 2010.

A two-day event at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel looks particularly appealing to brew fans. Included will be a “Beer, Please!” seminar.

This is how the resort describes it:

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

There will also be individual seminars focusing on wine, cocktails, sake and champagne.

Here is the news release from the resort:

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is offering guests a chance to indulge at the first annual Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Oct. 8 and 9.

Each evening will feature beverage seminars and a culinary festival with live music and tastings from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and lounges.

Guests have the opportunity to choose from six hands-on beverage classes taught by certified wine sommeliers and beer and cocktail specialists from the hotel’s team. Attendees will learn about their topic of choice – ranging from a wine-blending seminar to a sake hour – through watching, listening, touching and of course, tasting!

Immediately following the lessons, guests can wander the causeway while being serenaded by live musicians and savoring numerous tasty offerings. The food samplings will include “Steamrollers,” a creative take on molecular cuisine, from celebrity chef venue Todd English’s bluezoo; “Pick Your Own Filet” from Shula’s Steak House; a simple yet flavorful hand-crafted pasta from Il Mulino New York Trattoria and more. Each day of the event will feature a different selection of food.

Beverage stations will offer mini-learning experiences and feature offerings such as wine, sake, beer and cocktails using liquid nitrogen. Finally, guests can delight in a selection of desserts from the only two-time World Pastry Champion, Laurent Branlard, the hotel’s executive pastry chef.

With 17 restaurants and lounges, a distinguished culinary and beverage team and unmatched customer service, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel continually receives national recognition for its food and beverage program.  The hotel features more than 70 certified wine sommeliers and 1,400 wine selections, including organic and rare vintages, plus tastes from unique regions such as Greece , Turkey and Israel .

Tickets to the Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin are available as part of a hotel package or individually.  For more information or to book, please visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500.


Food & Wine Classic at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin


Food & Wine Enthusiasts


Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9

4:30pm – 5:30pm – Beverage Classes

5:30pm – 9:30pm – Tasting Stations Open on Causeway


Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.

Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Ticket Information:

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.

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 a bracelet for $50, which allows unlimited food and beverage samples, can be purchased.

For more information or to book, please visit  www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500 and refer to rate code “FWCLAS.”

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