SOURCE: Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

February 17, 2012 08:15 ET

Entertainment Legend Antonio Banderas Introduces the Anta Banderas Winery at the 2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by FOOD & WINE

Anta Banderas Seminar Takes Place Friday, February 24 at the PERRY, SOUTH BEACH

MIAMI BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 17, 2012) - The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is pleased to welcome acting legend Antonio Banderas to its 2012 edition. Banderas will introduce his namesake Anta Banderas winery during a sold-out seminar on Friday, February 24 at the PERRY, SOUTH BEACH.

"We are thrilled to welcome our friend Antonio Banderas to the Festival," says Mel Dick, President Wine Division and Senior Vice President of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. "It is a pleasure to unveil the wines of Anta Banderas at this very special seminar."

The seminar, Matador! An Introduction to Anta Banderas Winery with Antonio Banderas, will profile the following wines:

  • Anta Banderas Chardonnay 2011
  • Anta Bandera A de Anta 2004
  • Anta Banderas a4 2009
  • Anta Banderas a10 crianza 2008
  • Anta Banderas a10 crianza 2009
  • Anta Banderas a16 reserva 2007
  • Anta Banderas a16 reserva 2008

When the winery first began production in 1999 in Ribera del Duero, just north of Madrid, Spain it did so under the banner Anta Bodegas. Banderas joined the project in June 2009 and the winery was renamed Anta Banderas. The winery currently consists of 235 acres of vineyard strategically located in two distinct areas, one near the winery and one at 850 meters above sea level that practices mountain viticulture. Wines from Anta Banderas will also be poured at the Festival's premier event for aficionados -- Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator's Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America -- also on Friday, February 24.

While this seminar is sold-out, other seminars and events at the 2012 Festival are available. More information is available online at www.sobefest.com and via phone at 877.762.3933. An on-site box office will also be open at 13th Street and Ocean Drive starting Tuesday, February 21. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the Florida International University (FIU) Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center.

Fans can follow Festival Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Lee_Schrager or at the Festival's official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SOBEWFF.

About the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE
All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management who 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.

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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