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Update on the South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2012 Grand Tasting Event

South Beach, Miami

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Get your Tickets to Florida’s South Beach Wine and Food  Festival 2012 Grand Tasting Event. Many of the events have already sold out!

The Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village at 13th Street and Ocean Drive is the heart of the festival. This is where the culinary and lifestyle seminars will be held.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, Feb 25th & 26th, 2012
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Price: $225 for one day
South Beach Florida  is a compact area filled with lovely Art Deco architecture; an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s. Many of the classic hotels are within walking distance of each other and the festival events. Although the The Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village is the highlight of the festival, many other events will be held throughout South Beach and Miami area.
Visit the Festival website (www.sobefest.com) regarding ticket purchases and the locations of the events.
If you require a taxi during your stay in Miami, below you will find a list of local cab services:
Central Cabs: 305-532-5555
Crown Taxis: 305-445-5555
Flamingo Taxis (South Beach Only): 305-599-9999
Super Yellow Cabs: 305-888-7777
Yellow Cabs: 305-444-4444 Miami-Dade: 305-551-1111

Enjoy Culinary Demonstrations, Book Signings and Food and Wine Tastings!!

Here’s the Updated Schedule from the Festival’s Website:

Bodegas Nieto Senetiner

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“Celebrate the weekend at the Festival’s signature white tents on the  beach, the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village. Remove your  sensibilities as you enter an afternoon devoted exclusively to trying  bold cuisine paired with excellent wines, and specially-crafted spirits.  Take a refreshing stroll through an unending array of sublime tastes  and celebrate this year’s achievements in furthering the culinary, wine  and spirit world.

Culinary Demonstrations (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Bobby Flay performing a cooking demonstration ...

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The rock stars of the culinary world come to life on the KitchenAid  Culinary Demonstration stages. Catch all of your favorite chefs, authors  and culinary personalities in their own 45-minute segments ranging from  showing off the latest recipes to pure entertainment spectacles.  Afterward, don’t miss the chance to exchange a few personal words with  your culinary hero when you purchase a book for signing from on-site  book retailer Books & Books.

KitchenAid Blue Stage KitchenAid Green Stage
11:15 am-12:00 pm Michael Symon 11:30 am-12:15 pm Rocco DiSpirito
12:30 pm-1:15 pm Masaharu Morimoto   12:45 pm-1:30 pmMichael Chiarello
1:45 pm-2:30 pm Bobby Flay 2:00 pm-2:45 pmBobby Deen
3:00 pm-3:45 pm Paula Deen 3:15 pm- 4:00 pmCountess Luann de Lesseps 
4:15 pm-5:00 pm Robert Irvine   4:30 pm-5:15 pm Melissa d’Arabian & Jeff Mauro
5:15 pm-6:15 pm Anthony Bourdain 5:30 pm-6:15 pm Anne Burrell

Anne Burrell SIgning her Cookbooks in Chicago

Book Signing Schedule coordinated by Books & Books










MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Rocco Dispirito...

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American Express Grand Tasting Tents (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Immerse yourself in pleasure as the American Express Grand Tasting  invites you to experience unbridled deliciousness. A seemingly  never-ending array of wines and spirits from some of the world’s finest  producers will offer the perfect accompaniment to the unusual  appetizers, signature dishes, and delightful desserts presented by some  of South Florida’s greatest restaurants. With generous samples of  everything you please, the afternoon provides a unique opportunity to  try the widest possible range of flavors representing innovations in  wine and spirits making, new culinary trends, and exciting twists on  global food traditions. And in between those exciting sips and bites,  take a moment to ask questions of the informative pourers and servers,  all of whom can provide information to help heighten your appreciation  and deepen your knowledge of the latest gastronomic innovations.

Participating Restaurants

  • 3030 Ocean
  • AARON’S CATERING Express (Brian Aaron)
  • Be Organic Personal Chef Catering
  • Bongos Cuban Cafe
  • Burger and Beer Joint (Carlos Barillas)
  • Ceviche 105
  • Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar (Adrianne Calvo)
  • Chops Lobster Bar
  • Chow Down Grill and Lounge
  • CRAVE Restaurant
  • Edge Steak + Bar
  • Eggwhites Catering (Gary Lampner)
  • Exquisite Catering by Robert
  • Fare to Remember (Sarah Davidoff & Hendrik Cornelissen)
  • Fifi’s Place
  • Ian’s Tropical grill
  • La Bottega by Carmen
  • Lolita Cocina & Tequilla Bar
  • Market 17
  • Meat Market
  • Morgan’s on the Beach (Doug Sisk)
  • Ocean Key Resort & Spa (Brendan Mica)
  • Red Light
  • Route 9
  • Rusty Pelican
  • Sakaya Kitchen
  • Sea Level
  • Tatu Asian Restaurant
  • Taverna Opa (Peter Tsialiamanis)
  • Texas de Brazil (Evandro Caregnato)
  • Tropicana Las Vegas
  • Umi Fishbar (Jeffrey Schlissel)
  • Vic & Angelo’s (Alain Zimmer)
  • Vice Lounge Miami
  • Villa Mayfair

Winebow Wine Pavilion

Winebow Presents Wines of the World – Join us for a journey around  the world to taste handpicked selections from the world’s finest  wineries and spirits producers. Wineries and winemakers from Italy,  France, Spain, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina will  be on hand to educate and inspire. This exclusive opportunity is brought  to you by Winebow: Importers, developers, and distributors of premium  wines and spirits for more than 30 years.

Featured Wines at Winebow Wine Pavilion


Wine, Spirits & Water

  • 0210 Velvet
  • 3 Amigos Tequila
  • 4 Orange Premium Vodka
  • Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
  • Adult Chocolate Milk
  • Antigal Winery and Estates
  • Antinori
  • Apollinaris Natural Mineral Water
  • Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur
  • Baron Herzog
  • Bartenura
  • Beaulieu Vineyard
  • Biltmore Wines
  • Black Stallion Estate Winery
  • Bodega Navarro Correas
  • Boisset Family Estates
  • Botran® Aged Rums
  • Brassfield EstateWinery
  • Cantina di Soave
  • Cardenal Mendoza
  • Château D’Esclans
  • Chopin Vodka
  • Clif Family Winery
  • Cockburn’s Port
  • Cruzan Rum
  • Cultivate Wines
  • Diplomático Rum
  • Distillery No. 209
  • Domaine de Canton
  • Echelon Vineyards
  • entwine
  • Epica by Viña San Pedro
  • Evaton Wineries
  • evian®
  • Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery
  • FIJI Water
  • Flor de Caña Rum
  • Folonari
  • Fragolí
  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery
  • Franciscan Estate
  • Freixenet
  • Gekkeikan Sake
  • Gérard Bertrand Wines
  • Graham’s Port
  • Grgich Hills Estate
  • Gruppo Mezzacorona
  • HandCraft Artisan Collection
  • Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
  • Henriot Inc.
  • House Jam
  • Jermann
  • Jose Cuervo® Tequila
  • Kim Crawford
  • Kiss Mix
  • L’CHAIM Kosher Vodka
  • Lucid Absinthe Supérieure
  • Lunazul Premium Tequila
  • Lungarotti
  • Maisons Marques and Domaines USA
  • Marie Brizard Liqueurs
  • Marqués de Riscal
  • Michael Collins Irish Whiskey
  • Mionetto Prosecco USA
  • Molinari
  • Monster Energy
  • {Noble Vines}
  • NUVO®
  • Palm Bay International
  • PAMA Liqueur
  • Partida Tequila
  • Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
  • Pio Cesare
  • Reál Sangria
  • Rivera
  • Robert Mondavi Winery
  • Ron Barcelò Rum
  • Ron Zacapa®
  • Rosenblum Cellars
  • Ruffino
  • S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
  • Saint-Géron Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
  • Shaw-Ross
  • Simply Naked Winery
  • Skinny Water
  • Skinnygirl Cocktails
  • Sobieski Vodka
  • Sterling Vineyards
  • St-Germain Liqueur
  • Sweet Revenge
  • SXLiquors
  • Terlato Wines International
  • The Original MOONSHINE®
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Trapiche
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Trefethen Family Vineyards
  • Trinchero Family Estates
  • Umani Ronchi
  • Valdo
  • VeeV Açaí  Spirit
  • Vin Divino
  • Volvic Natural Spring Water
  • Wilson Creek Winery
  • Wines That Rock
  • Zafra Master Reserve 21 Rum”

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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