SOURCE: Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

November 18, 2009 08:15 ET

The 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Announces The Brandman Agency as Platinum Level Sponsor & Presenting Sponsor of the Online Auction

Holiday Online Auction Starts November 25th and Runs Through December 9th, 2009

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - The 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, presented by Food & Wine, has proudly signed The Brandman Agency, an award-winning luxury travel public relations firm, as a Platinum Level Sponsor and Presenting Sponsor of the Festival's Online Auction ( Gearing up for its ninth successful year, the 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival -- one of the largest and most well-known events of its kind -- will take place Thursday, February 25 through Sunday, February 28, 2010, bringing together culinary tastemakers and enthusiasts from across the nation.

The 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Online Auction Presented by The Brandman Agency will feature extravagant getaways, insider experiences, gourmet dinners, rare selections of fine wine and other luxury goods. All items will be up for bid to benefit a worthy cause, as all proceeds from the auction and the Festival benefit the Florida International University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center located on campus. The Holiday Online ( Auction kicks off on November 25th and goes through December 9th, 2009 with one of a kind holiday gifts and continues again in January with new items added each week leading up to and expanding until the week after the Festival (January 25th - March 8th, 2010).

The Brandman Agency is one of New York's premier boutique public relations firms specializing in luxury travel, real estate and lifestyle brands. The agency's reputation for excellence, combined with strong, targeted results has attracted a roster of prestigious clients, including: Virtuoso; Orient-Express Hotels; Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts; Thompson Hotels; the Barbados Tourism Authority; and Qantas Airways.

A one of a kind culinary extravaganza, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world's most renowned winemakers, spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. The Festival is hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU).

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