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2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Beverage Seminar Schedule

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Beverage Seminar Schedule

Toast with friends and raise your glasses this year at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Beverage Seminars.

It’s an absolute must do if you’re a connoisseur of wine or any other tantalizing adult concoction. Sommeliers and other beverage experts share their knowledge during the 45-minute presentations.

Hipsters are able to indulge in the lesson of the day by tasting wines, beers, and liquors offered.

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The seminars take place in the Festival Center on the Vineyard Stage daily at Epcot. The cost is $17 per person (tax included). You can book your reservations when the phone lines open: 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378).

Don’t delay. Reservations book up quickly.

Event Times in 2018

  • Monday through Thursday: 11:15 AM and 2:30 PM
  • Friday and select Saturdays: 11:15 AM and 4:30 PM
  • Sunday: 4:30 PM

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Beverage Seminar Schedule

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Mediterranean Journey at Epcot’s Spice Road Table

August Schedule

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Joseph Spellman, Master Sommelier Landmark Vineyard, CA
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Steve Manos, Presenter Castello di Querceto, Tuscany, Italy
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Beer Nikie Cassoni, Cicerone Florida Coastal Ales
  • 4:30 PM/Rum Frank Nasso, Presenter Blue Chair Bay Rum, Caribbean
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September Schedule

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Kelly Richardson, Presenter Dr. Loosen, Germany
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Chad Robinson, Presenter Stewart Cellars, CA
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Andy Broden, Presenter Michael David Winery, CA
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Andy Broden, Presenter Michael David Winery, CA
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Andrea Paolucci, Presenter Li Veli, Italy
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Bourbon Cile Moreno, Presenter Four Roses Bourbon, KY
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Vince Shook, President Florida Orange Groves Winery, FL
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Spirit Tineke Hansma, Presenter Lucas Bols USA
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Lizi Bull, Presenter Cecchi Wines, Italy
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Bryttani Lindheim, Presenter J.Lohr Winery, CA
  • 2:30 PM/Spirit Tineke Hansma, Presenter Lucas Bols USA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 07, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Barbara Selbach, Proprietor Weingut Selbach-Oster, Germany
  • 4:30 PM/Sake Timothy Sullivan, Sake Education Specialist Mitsukoshi Orlando, Japan Pavilion, Epcot
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine David Redondi, Presenter Garofoli Winery, Italy
  • 4:30 PM/Spirit Scott Goldman, Owner CNI Brands
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Barbara Selbach, Prop
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Brian Talley, Winegrower Talley Vineyards, CA
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Dieter Hubler, Owner Laurenz V Winery, Austria
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Brian Talley, Winegrower Talley Vineyards, CA
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Dieter Hubler, Owner Laurenz V Winery, Austria
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine John Monnich, Owner Silkwood Wines, CA
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Steve Manos, Presenter Mottura, Puglia, Italy
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Robert Smith, Master Sommelier Foley Family Wines, New Zealand
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Pierluigi Gaeta, Presenter Feudi del Pisciotto, Italy
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Steve Manos, Presenter Merotto, Italy
  • 4:30 PM/Vodka Philip Raimondo, Presenter Stoli Group USA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Megan Dezendegui, Presenter Frank Family Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Sarah Brownell, Advanced Sommelier Banfi Vintners
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Briley Tomlinson, Presenter Vintage Wine Estates
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Sarah Brownell, Advanced Sommelier Banfi Vintners
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Spirit Lorena Vesquez, Master Distiller Zacapa, Guatemala
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Chuck Richards, Wine Education Specialist Craggy Range Winery, New Zealand
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Vittorio Marzotto, Presenter Santa Margherita, Italy
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Briley Tomlinson, Presenter Vintage Wine Estates
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Monica Samuels, Presenter Vine Connection
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Kendra Forsythe, North American Ambassador Susana Balbo, Argentina
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Beer Andrew Stein, Presenter Bell’s Brewery, MI
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Kendra Forsythe, North American Ambassador Susana Balbo, Argentina
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Theresa Cioffi, Presenter Copper Cane Wine & Provisions, CA
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Daven DeMeyer, Presenter Provence Rose Group, France
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine David Baricevic, Presenter King Estate Winery, OR
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Natasha Lonbaken, Presenter Domaine Drouhin, OR
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Kelly Richardson, Presenter Jim Barry Winery, Australia
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Christine Hammond, Presenter Tascante, Italy
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

11:15 AM/Wine Mary Lou Nash, Chief Winemaker Black Pearl Wines, South Africa

2:30 PM/Wine Michele Pasqua, Presenter Marco Felluga, Italy

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Mary Lou Nash, Chief Winemaker Black Pearl Wines, South Africa
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Nicole Andrus, Spanish Import Specialist Savor Spain
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Tequila Graciela Gonzalez, National Tequila Ambassador Luxco
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Nicole Andrus, Spanish Import Specialist Savor Spain
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Alessio Inama, Owner Inama Wines, Italy
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Antoine Collet, Brand Ambassador Champagne Taittinger, France
Rosa Regale at Epcot

Rosa Regale at Epcot

October Schedule

MONDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Randy Ford, Presenter Cristom Winery, OR
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Chris Hanna, Winery Principal Hanna Wines, CA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Andrea Ferreyra, Winemaker Tamari Wines, Argentina
  • 2:30 PM/Whiskey Jassamine McLellan, Irish Whiskey Ambassador Pernod Ricard, Ireland
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Kelly Richardson, Presenter J Christopher Winery, OR
  • 2:30 PM/Wine JC Marin, Presenter Hope Estates, Australia
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Jacopo Bacci, Owner Castello di Bossi, Italy
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Nicole Rolet, Owner Chene Bleu, France
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Flavio Geretto, Presenter Villa Sandi Winery, Italy
  • 4:30 PM/Whiskey Jeff Arnett, Master Distiller Jack Daniels Distillery, TN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Flavio Geretto, Presenter Villa Sandi Winery, Italy
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 07, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Whiskey Jeff Arnett, Master Distiller Jack Daniels Distillery, TN
MONDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Julie Swift, Brand Manager Valckenberg Wines, Germany
  • 2:30 PM/Beer Geoff DeBisschop, Co-Founder & Brewmaster Central 28 Beer Company, DeBary, FL
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Sake Joe Taverrite, Presenter TYKU Sake, Japan
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Karl Lambour, Winemaker Tokara, South Africa
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Julie Swift, Brand Manager Valckenberg Wines, Germany
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Matt Hobbs, Owner & Winemaker Paul Hobbs Winery, CA
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Karl Lambour, Winemaker Tokara, South Africa
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Matt Hobbs, Owner & Winemaker Paul Hobbs Winery, Argentina
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Matt Hobbs, Owner & Winemaker Paul Hobbs Winery, France
  • 4:30 PM/Wine James Slusarz, Presenter Once Upon a Vine, CA
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Christie O’Brien, Presenter The Wine Group
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Daniel Vu, Wine Presenter Heitz Wine Cellars, CA
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Luke O’Cuinneagain, Winemaker Glenelly Estates, South Africa
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Ken Schuller, Presenter A to Z Wineworks
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/ Wine Brian Batridge, Presenter Hess Family Wine Estates, CA
  • 2:30 PM/ Wine Marita Esteva, La Crema Brand Ambassador La Crema, CA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/ Wine Tim Snider, President Fess Parker, CA
  • 2:30 PM/ Spirit Eric Timmerman, Presenter AMBRAbev
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Russ Weis, President Silverado Vineyards, CA
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Marita Esteva, La Crema Brand Ambassador La Crema, CA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Russ Weis, President Silverado Vineyards, CA
  • 4:30 PM/Wine David Munksgard, Winemaker Iron Horse Vineyards, CA
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Andres Sanhueza, Chief Winemaker & CEO Santa Ema Winery, Chile
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Andres Sanhueza, Chief Winemaker & CEO Santa Ema Winery, Chile
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine David Munksgard, Winemaker Iron Horse Vineyards, CA
  • 2:30 PM/Wine David Bonomi, Chief Winemaker Bodega Norton Winery, Argentina
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Missi Holle, Education Specialist Masi Agricola, Italy
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Jennifer Cashcetta, Presenter Meiomi, CA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Elizabeth Butler, Presenter Vine Connections
  • 2:30 PM/Bourbon Dayton Vause, “Bourbon Evangelist” Garrison Brothers Distillery, TX
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine JC Marin, Presenter Carlos Serres, Spain
  • 2:30 PM/Spirit Will Thompson, Presenter Grand Marnier, France
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Kevin Millman, Presenter Vino del Sol, Tapiz, Argentina
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Alison Sokol Blosser, Co-President, CEO and Second Generation Winegrower Sokol Blosser Winery, OR
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Moonshine Mason Engstrom, Vice President on Premise Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, TN
  • 4:30 PM/Beer Chad Yakobson, Owner & Brewmaster Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, CO
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Whiskey Nicholas Villalon, National Macallan Ambassador The Macallan, Scotland
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Dennis Hill, Winemaker & Co-Founder Cannonball Winery, CA
  • 2:30 PM/Whiskey Martin Markvardsen, Global Highland Park Ambassador Highland Park, Scotland
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Dennis Hill, Winemaker & Co-Founder Cannonball Winery, CA
  • 2:30 PM/Champagne Ryan Cullen, Champagne Specialist Moet Hennessy USA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Beer Chris Lady, Presenter Lexington Brewing & Distilling, KY
  • 2:30 PM/Spirit Jamie Evans, Hennessy Ambassador Moet Hennessy USA

November Schedule

German Wine Flight in Epcot

German Wine Flight in Epcot

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Molly Meeker, President The Meeker Vineyard, CA
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Michael Jordan, Master Sommelier Cambria Estate Winery, Santa Barbara County
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Molly Meeker, President The Meeker Vineyard, CA
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Michael Jordan, Master Sommelier Cambria Estate Winery, Santa Barbara County
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Vodka Brett Goering, National Ambassador Ketel One Vodka
  • 4:30 PM/Champagne Wayne Ballard, Presenter Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, France
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 04, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine David Crane, Presenter Jarvis Estates, CA
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 05, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Sharron McCarthy, Presenter Banfi Vintners
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Sandra Krut, Brand Director Banfi Vintners
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Brian Liska and Rick Garced, Presenters Gerard Bertrand Wines, France
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Sharron McCarthy, Presenter Banfi Vintners
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Troy Branham, Presenter Trinchero Family Estates, CA
  • 2:30 PM/Port Amanda Allshouse, Brand Ambassador Fladgate Partnership
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Brian Liska and Rick Garced, Presenters Gerard Bertrand Wines, France
  • 2:30 PM/Wine Desiree Leja, Presenter Salentein Winery, Argentina
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Troy Branham, Presenter Trinchero Family Estates, CA
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Robert Mondavi Jr., Owner & Winemaker Michael Mondavi Family Estate, CA
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018
  • 4:30 PM/Wine Johannes Selbach, Proprietor & Winemaker Weingut Selbach – Oster, Germany
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018
  • 11:15 AM/Wine Craig Collins, Master Sommelier Vintus
  • 2:30 PM/Spirit Courtney Eversole, Presenter Bacardi USA

 

Please note: Epcot admission is not included with the event ticket. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 years of age and older. All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

 

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs from August 30th to November 12, 2018. Be sure book your reservation today!

 

What beverage seminars are you looking forward to attending this year? Leave your comment below 🙂

 

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NikkyJ
NikkyJ
NikkyJ

I’m a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related. I was born and raised in Florida, which attributes to my Theme Park passion. Every since I was a child I had a natural affinity to the parks here that has now spilled over into adulthood. Instead of rushing over to the thrill rides, like I used to, you may find me in the Italy Pavilion at EPCOT enjoying a nice glass of wine and a delightful book!

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