2002 International
Food & Wine Festival

2002 FOOD & WINE Festival Special Meals & Tastings!!

Food and Wine Festival Sign in Future World


7th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Toasts New Lineup, Old Favorites Oct. 19-Nov. 17

New Concert Series, Diverse Performances Add Pizzazz To 7th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Oct. 19-Nov. 17

Special 2002 Food and Wine Festival
Wining and Dining!

The Signature Dinner Series, Reserve Wine Dinners, and
The Prestigious Bordeaux Wine School are SOLD OUT!

ALL EARS NET HIGHLY RECOMMENDS! "Eat to the Beat!" Concert Series with evening performances of popular entertainers on the America Gardens Stage, such as the Temptations Review, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Sister Sledge, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Fifth Dimension and Chubby Checker.

Replacing the Grand Tasting -- "Party for the Senses: Eat, Drink, and Celebrate" - will be held between the United Kingdom and Canada Pavilions with 16 noted chefs and over 50 wines, Saturdays from 6 to 9 pm including VIP seating for the 5:15 pm show of "Eat to the Beat". $79 per person plus tax and EPCOT admission. There will also be six different pins offered one for each of the senses: taste, touch, hearing, sight, smell and a pin with the Party for the Senses logo. These pins are only available at the party.

SOLD OUT - The Prestigious Bordeaux Wine School - an accredited daylong wine education program, with lunch and certification, will be offered for the first time in North America. This will be held at Bistro de Paris on November 7-10 8:15 am to 3:30 pm $100 per person plus tax (gratuity included) plus Epcot admission

SOLD OUT - Signature Dinner Series-themed evenings reflecting the world's great wines and food. Five-course dinner with WDW chefs with wines paired by the finest wineries of the highlighted regions. Hosted by a different WDW signature restaurant each week. Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m. $100 per person plus tax (gratuity included). 48 hour cancellation.

Sunday, October 20 Wonders of Life Tour of Italy
Sunday, October 27 Jiko South Africa
Sunday, November 3 California Grill Sonoma wines
Sunday, November 10 Bistro de Paris Bordeaux wines
Sunday, November 17 Citricos A Tour de France

SOLD OUT - Reserve Dinners six-course menu by Disney chefs in the Wonders of Life VIP dining room. Limited to 36 guests. Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Jackets requested for men. $150 per person plus tax gratuity included. There are eight dinners with various themes.

New ! Vertical Wine Tastings - wine aficionados can taste at least 10 vintages and hear VIP wine speakers at Ariel's at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort on Saturdays from 2 to 3:30 p.m. starting at $125 per person. There are five of these.

October 19 - A Vintage Showcase of Bertani Amarone
October 26 - Top Ten Vintages of Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
November 2 - A Retrospective of Burgundy's Clos des Tart
November 9 - A Vintage Showcase of Bordeaux's Château Cantenac-Brown
November 16 - Far Niente's Ten Cellar Selections

Food and Wine Pairings at the Coral Reef Restaurant on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4 to 5:30 pm. Four varietal wines paired with food and hosted by a wine expert. Limited to 30 guests; $30 per person plus tax (gratuity included) plus EPCOT admission.

7th Annual Epcot International
Food and Wine Festival
Oct. 19-Nov. 17

Returning by popular demand around the park’s World Showcase are The Robert Mondavi Family of Wines guided tour, “From Vine to Wine,” Lifestyle Culinary Demonstrations at The Terrace and “History of Beer in America” by the Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams beer.

Dozens of performers ranging from acrobats to musicians add street-festival energy to the daily fun of this seasonal culinary celebration.

New ! Walt Disney World Resort guests can toast the festival with champagne and gather information at the new Festival Welcome Center across from the Future World Fountain and Innoventions Plaza.

Festival Welcome Center across from the Future World fountain and Innoventions Plaza has cast members welcoming you and answering all your festival questions. Start the Festival off right with one of our many selections of champagne or sparkling wines to celebrate your adventure into the world of great food and wines !

New ! Discover Andalucia, Spain” Fall in love with this historic and culturally rich land in the south of Spain with it’s warm and welcoming people.. Among the arbors of an Andalucian courtyard, Guests will discover olives and oils, the art of Flamenco, fine sherries, master craftsmen, and flavorful tapas.

New !Explore the Cape of South Africa” presented by Trade and Investment South Africa offers an engaging insight into this mysterious yet modern country through cultural interactions, diverse foods and new world wines.

Complimentary 45-minute wine seminars and tastings at The Terrace between France and Morocco in the World Showcase and at the Odyssey in Future World. More than 70 wineries are conducting seminars this year.

For beer lovers, there will be more than 20 national and international beers featured around World Showcase and a specialty beer garden near American Adventure. Returning for a second year in the American Adventure Courtyard is “The History of Beer in America” presented by the Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams beer with free seminars and tastings.

From Vine to Wine” guided tour by the Robert Mondavi Family of Wines with complimentary tastings, located near the entrance of World Showcase overlooking the lagoon of World Showcase Bridge.

Culinary Demonstrations daily in front of the KitchenAid kitchen and outdoor living area at The Terrace will be a lively engaging format to learn about grilling and other secrets of the trade from Walt Disney World and visiting Celebrity Chefs. This alfresco-like setting located between Morocco and France features complimentary wine seminars, a retail wine shop, wine tasting bar and Artisans Among The Arbors -- an eclectic array of artists.

New ! Pumpkins & Gourds Galore! - Cruise through The Land greenhouses to join in our first-ever Celebration of Fall Harvest! Explore our pumpkin patches and marvel at trellises covered with an abundance of exotic and edible gourds and melons. You'll see dipper gourds over four feet long, forty-pound Asian wax gourds, and plants laden with
snake gourds and caveman's clubs! Discover how this bountiful harvest is used around the globe. Embark on the Living With The Land boat ride to see it all. (Daily)

Open Greenhouse at The Land! - Back by Guest Request! Explore the greenhouses at your leisure! Get a close-up view of the pumpkins,
gourds, and other food plants and their unique growing systems, take photos, and get all your questions answered by Epcot scientists. (November 2-3, 1:00– 3:00pm)

The food and wine festival around the World Showcase Lagoon is one of the world’s largest and expands with new offerings each year. More than 100 wineries offer tastings, and cuisine is featured from more than 20 countries and regions of the world at international marketplaces. In addition to the 11 World Showcase countries, festival marketplaces will serve up samplings from South Africa, Scandinavia and other regions, with appetizer-sized tastings from $1-$4.50.

New ! “Discover Andalucia, Spain”
New ! “South Africa : The Cape Food and Wine Cuisine” Australia
Chile & Argentina
Cognac & Port
New !Fresh from Florida Cuisine
International Beers
Morocco & Mediterranean
New Zealand
Russia & Eastern Europe
Southeast Asia
New ! Taste of California

A special program for children ages 4-10, “Making Nestle Toll House Cookies,” bakes up a storm each day from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at The Land pavilion. The Land’s “Pumpkins & Gourds Galore!” is a fall harvest celebration with kids’ activities surrounding pumpkin patches, exotic gourds and melons.

Guests can call 407/WDW-DINE for information or reservations for special events and programs during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, or visit the web site: www.disneyworld.com and link to Epcot for festival details.


New Concert Series, Diverse Performances Add Pizzazz To 7th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Oct. 19-Nov. 17

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Food, wine and music fans can “Eat to the Beat” of a new concert series and enjoy an entertainment bonanza by performers of many cultures at the seventh annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Oct. 19-Nov. 17 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Name entertainers booked for the “Eat to the Beat!” concert series will perform three half-hour concerts daily on the America Gardens stage:

Oct. 19-23 - Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards
Oct. 24-28 - Mary Wilson of the Supremes
Oct. 29-Nov. 2 - Sister Sledge
Nov. 3-7 - Little Anthony and the Imperials
Nov. 8-12 - The Fifth Dimension
Nov. 13-17 - Chubby Checker

Throughout World Showcase, food and wine marketplaces will serve up appetizer-sized portions and wine samplings from $1-$4.50 while performers from many countries weave music, dance, acrobatics and other acts into the festivities. Entertainment slated for the event include:

The 1960s British rock 'n' roll revival sound of The British Invasion (United Kingdom)
The gravity-defying Dragon Legend Acrobats (China)
OrisiRisi interactive drum circle and African folklore (Outpost)
Magnificently costumed Character Masquerade (Italy)
The enigmatic Imaginum statue act (France)
High-energy Celtic music of Off Kilter (Canada)
The Arabic rhythms of Mo’Rockin (Morocco)
Matsuriza traditional Taiko drummers (Japan)
American Vybe, with swing, jazz and gospel sounds (American Adventure)
Rhythms and harmonies of internationally acclaimed Mariachi Cobre (Mexico)
Norwegian folk music of Spelmanns Gledje (Norway)
Oktoberfest Musikanten dinner show (Germany)
In Epcot Future World, the popular JAMMitors will perform their own comedic brand of “clean-up” percussive artistry. Twice-nightly performances of the “Tapestry of Dreams” parade are slated in World Showcase, and the evening music, light and fireworks finale, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” will cap each festival evening.