Beverage Seminar – Selbach-Oster Winery – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Selbach-Oster – Mosel, Germany Johannes Selbach, Owner and Winemaker

Riesling grapes are great because you can make wines that range from super sweet to very dry, and they are balanced wines. The quality levels are on German labels (see here for lists of Selbach-Oster wines) - missed the first word; Kabinett - regular harvest, not super ripe, light, refreshing,

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Beverage Seminar – TyKu Sake – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Ty Ku Sake & Spirits – Nara, Japan Michael Ponce, Presenter Ty Ku Silver Premium Junmai, Ty Ku Black Super Premium Junmai Ginjo, and Ty Ku coconut Nigori Premium Cloudy November 6, 2012

One of the best things about the Ty Ku presenter, he was very willing (in fact, he was encouraging) to answer

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Beverage Seminar – Florida Groves Winery – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Florida Orange Groves Winery – Florida Vincent Shook, Winemaker Key Limen, Mango Mamma, Hurricane Class 5 (Florida White Sangria) October 16, 2012

Key Limen, Mango Mamma, Hurricane Class 5

Vincent Shook, our presenter today, was declared “one of our favorite presenters” by today’s host. The Florida Orange Groves Winery is located in St Petersburg,

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Beverage Seminar – Thelema Mountain Vineyards – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Thelema Mountain Vineyards - Stellenbosch, South Africa Thomas Webb, Winemaker Chardonnay, Mountain Red, Cabernet Sauvignon October 8, 2012

Thelema Chardonnay, Mountain Red, and Cabernet Sauvignon

We had not tried Thelema Mountain Wines before, for some reason when we were making our choices for this year’s Food & Wine Festival – we sort of got focused

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Beverage Seminar – Spice Route – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Spice Route Wines, Swartland, South Africa Chenin Blanc, Pinotage, and Chakalaka October 2, 2012

Chenin Blanc, Pinotage, and Chakalaka

We’ve had all of these Spice Route wines before; at Jiko with Lisa and Andy (Chakalaka), at a culinary demonstration during last year’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival (Pinotage, here), and just two days ago

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Plans for Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Big Plans – the Festival starts on Friday (yes, only three days away!) We’re going to start our F&W doings with a special event at Epcot. Some of you may know that October 1st is Epcot’s Anniversary and this year marks 30 years since Epcot opened. We made special efforts to attend Epcot’s 25th Anniversary (even

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Epcot Wine Demonstrations – Croney Estates, New Zealand

Presented by – Greg Crone

We enjoyed Greg so much yesterday at our Culinary Demonstration that we signed up on the spot for his wine school. Greg is with Liquid Brands and is the vintner and owner of Croney Estates. There were three wines at today’s presentation: Croney Three Ton Sauvignon Blanc, Cigar

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Samuel Adams

This turned out to be more entertaining and informational than it started out to be.

First of all, the seminar got a very late start; we were finally seated at 12:14 for a 12:00 seminar (seminars that only last 45 minutes, so we lost 33% of the seminar time)… it soon became apparent that the

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Martin Daraz, where are you?

Our favorite presenter at the 2010 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival was Martin Daraz from the Edrington Group.  You cannot imagine my disappointment when Martin nor the Edrington Group were on the schedule for the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Martin celebrated his fifth year as a presenter last year by sharing

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Reservations for 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Well after dealing with other business for the last couple of months, I’ve finally made time to get back into Extra WDW Magic.  It was kind of forced on me.  One of our favorite events at WDW is the Food and Wine (F&W) Festival at Epcot.  Although the food is often marginal – it is

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