SOURCE: South Beach Wine & Food Festival

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

October 20, 2009 08:15 ET

MEDIA ALERT: 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by Food & Wine Tickets Go on Sale October 26, 2009

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) -


WHAT/  Tickets for the 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival
WHEN:  Presented by Food & Wine will go on sale Monday, October 26, 2009.
       The Festival is scheduled for February 25 - 28, 2010.

       Of special note to ticket buyers this year, there will not be a
       second block of tickets sold in early 2010 so famished foodies
       seeking tickets to the hottest event in town should get their
       tickets when they go on sale on the 26th!

       A one of a kind 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. 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.  A taste of this year's Festival
       highlights include:

       Amstel Light Burger Bash presented by Allen Brothers hosted
       by Rachael Ray.

       Wine Spectator's Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America
       returns to the fabulous Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

       Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Friends, the
       Festival's perfect pairing of champagne and barbeque.

       The 2010 Tribute Dinner honoring Daniel Boulud, with emcee Gail
       Simmons, and dinner prepared by Paul Bartolotta, Eric Ripert,
       Michael Laiskonis, Nobu Matsuhisa, Gordon Maybury and Claude
       Troisgros, featuring an exclusive champagne reception from Cristal.

       The Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village featuring the American
       Express Grand Tasting tents returns with America's best blend of
       tasting, superstar chefs and fun.

       South Beach Diet presents Fun and Fit as a Family featuring
       Kellogg's Kidz Kitchen, the Festival's family oriented program,
       returns with healthy food tastings, physical fitness activities,
       interactive food labs and star-studded healthy cooking
       demonstrations.

       Take happy hour to a whole new level at Cocktail Time with
       Sandra Lee at Casa Casuarina, one-time home of the late great
       Gianni Versace.

       A multi-course seated dinner at Wine + Dine + Design celebrating
       Miami's Design District, including Señora Martinez, Michael's
       Genuine Food & Drink, Fratelli Lyon, and Pacific Time.

       Guy Fieri's Moon Over Miami Closing Party presented by the Miami
       New Times.

WHERE: The public can begin purchasing tickets on Monday, October 26, 2009
       online at www.sobewineandfoodfest.com or via telephone
       at 877.762.3933.

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