Culinary Demonstration – Robert Irvine – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Robert Irvine, Robert Irvine’s eat!, Hilton Head, South Carolina & Restaurant Impossible! on the food channel October 25, 2012

Wine: Hanna Winery & Vineyards (Sonoma County, California) Hanna Chardonnay Chris Hanna

Hanna Chardonnay

In the 1970’s Chris’ dad bought a 12 acre farm, they planted a garden, an orchard, and some vines… and

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Culinary Demonstration – Yacht & Beach Club Resorts – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Oscar Prieto, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts October 22, 2012

Wine: Kim Crawford, Kim Crawford Un-Oaked Chardonnay, New Zealand Sarah Brewer

Today we were served the Kim Crawford Un-Oaked Chardonnay 2010 vintage. There are four Kim Crawford wines available at the New Zealand booth on World Showcase: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio,

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Culinary Demonstration – Shamrock & Peach and Kerrygold Irish Butter and Cheese – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Judith McLaughlin, The Shamrock and Peach, Atlanta, Georgia Presented by Kerrygold Irish Butter and Cheese October 21, 2012

Wine: Banfi Vintners, Italy – Rosa Regale

Rosa Regale from Banfi

Pam Smith (host) was also the wine presenter today. The Rosa Regale is a semi-dry, red sparkling wine made with 100% Brachetto grapes (Rosa

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Culinary Demonstration – Fulton’s Crab House at Downtown Disney – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Mark Boor, Fulton’s Crab House, Downtown Disney October 16, 2012

Wine: O’Neill Vintners and Distillers (California), GroundSwell Organic White Table Wine Mandy Silver

Mandy Silver is the representative of O’Neill Vintners, her territory is the southeastern states and she lives in Myrtle Beach, SC. O’Neill is now the 7th largest winery in the U.S.,

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Culinary Demonstration – California Grill – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Eddie Mendoza, California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort October 9, 2012

Amy Meddins (wine), John Ekin (host), and Eddie Mendoza (chef)

Wine: Sterling Vineyards (California), Napa Merlot Amy Meddins

Amy Meddins is back with a Napa Valley Merlot (vintage 2009). The first vintage from Sterling Vineyards was 1969 and they were the first winery to

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Culinary Demonstration – Concha y Torro – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Ruth Van Waerebeek Concha Y Torro Winery, Maipo, Chile October 8, 2012

Winemaker from Concha Y Torro, Pam Smith, and Ruth Van Waerebeek

Wine: Concha Y Torro Vineyards (Chile) Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc

Concho Y Torro, Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc

area of production: Casablanca Valley, Chile soil: benchland and riverbench associated

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Culinary Demonstration – White Jasmine – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Huma Siddiqui (and her son Samir) White Jasmine, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin (actually they’re located in Madison, WI) October 9, 2012

Samir, Huma, and John (host) – and Sharon the assistant chef

 

John Ekin (host) did a very good job today talking about the different events during the Food & Wine Festival (the booths,

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Culinary Demonstration – Chefs de France – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Laurent Carillion, Chefs de France, France Pavilion, Epcot October 4, 2012

 

Pam Smith and Chef Laurent Carillion

Wine: Chateau Trocard, Montrepos – Bordeaux B&B’s French Wine Club

Bob Perkins and his friend, Bill, are the B&B of B&B’s French Wine Club. How did it get started? Someone gave Bob a wine tasting for

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Culinary Demonstration – Cat Cora – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Cat Cora, Kouzzina(r) by Cat Cora, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn October 2, 2012

Wine: Brampton UnWooded Chardonnay Alistair Glen, DCG, Western Cape, South Africa

This wine comes from one of a number of vineyards that the company has and is a “fabulous food wine because it’s unwooded.” The current vintage in the US is 2011,

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Culinary Demonstration – Kevin Dundon – Raglan Road™ Irish Pub and Restaurant, Downtown Disney – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2012

Culinary Demonstration – Kevin Dundon – Raglan Road™ Irish Pub and Restaurant, Downtown Disney (plus a lot of other famous chef stuff including Dunbroddy House in Ireland, we so want to visit there) October 2, 2012

Amy Meddins (wine), John Ekin (host), Chef Kevin Dundon (fabulous cook), and Sharon (helpful assistant)

This

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