SOURCE: Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

November 23, 2009 08:15 ET

MEDIA ALERT: 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by Food & Wine -- February 25-28, 2010

We Can Help You Find the Perfect Gift for That Foodie Friend or Family Member

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - November 23, 2009) -


WHAT:  We have it -- the perfect gift. The Food Network South Beach Wine &
       Food Festival is pleased to announce that for the 2010 Festival you
       will be able to buy SOBE BUCKS for that foodie friend or family
       member. Available for purchase from now until January 8th, 2010,
       you can buy SOBE BUCKS worth $250, $500 or $1,000 for use toward
       purchasing tickets to the 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine &
       Food Festival, February 25-28, 2010.

       SOBE BUCKS can be used toward purchasing tickets to many of the
       SOLD-OUT events*.

       Entering its ninth year, 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. Hosted by
       Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International
       University (FIU), the Festival benefits the Teaching Restaurant
       and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, both
       located at FIU.

       A complete line-up of events for the 2010 Festival is available at
       www.sobewineandfoodfest.com.

       Unique gifts for the foodie or wine aficionado in your life can also
       be found during the Festival's ONLINE HOLIDAY AUCTION - Get your
       friends and family something truly special this year! Visit our
       Online Holiday Auction from November 25th - December 9th, 2009 and
       bid on rare wine lots, exquisite travel experiences, one-of-a-kind
       experiences and more luxury items! Go to www.sobeauction.cmarket.com
       to place your bids.

WHERE: SOBE BUCKS can be purchased only through the Festival's ticketing
       manager at (305) 627-1646, or by emailing ashapiro@southernwine.com.

       *Please note that SOBE BUCKS may not be redeemed for seated events.

       About the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

       All proceeds of the Festival benefit the Florida International
       University (FIU) School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, and
       the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center located on
       the Biscayne Bay campus.  FIU students also assist festival
       organizers with sponsorship fulfillment, restaurant and exhibitor
       recruitment, logistics, and inventory as well as working alongside
       some of the world's greatest celebrity chefs and winemakers.
       In addition to receiving a first-rate education in one of the
       country's most diversified hospitality and tourism markets, these
       students are provided the opportunity to work hands-on with some of
       the industry's most experienced leaders.

       The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food
       & Wine is produced by Florida International University and Southern
       Wine & Spirits of Florida with the support of the Miami Beach
       Visitors & Convention Authority and the Miami-Dade County Department
       of Cultural Affairs. For more information about the Festival, visit
       www.sobewineandfoodfest.com or call 877-762-3933. For more
       information about Florida International University visit
       www.fiu.edu, for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
       visit www.hospitality.fiu.edu and for more information about
       Southern Wine & Spirits visit www.southernwine.com.

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