SOURCE: Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

October 20, 2008 08:15 ET

MEDIA ALERT: Hottest Tickets in Town: 2009 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by Food & Wine; Tickets to Go on Sale October 27, 2008

MIAMI BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) -


WHAT/   Mark your calendars now -- tickets for the 2009 Food Network South
WHEN:   Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by Food & Wine to go on sale
        Monday, October 27th, 2008.  One of the country's premier culinary
        events, tickets sell out practically overnight.

        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 2009 Festival is available
        at www.sobewineandfoodfest.com. Festival highlights include:

        Amstel Light Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray.

        ¡Viva España! The Wines and Food of Spain, a special tribute to the
        culinary prowess of Spain, featuring a distinguished guest to be
        announced.

        Wine Spectator's Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America
        will move into the illustrious new space of the Fontainebleau
        Miami Beach.

        Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ hosted by Tom Colicchio & Friends, the
        Festival's perfect pairing of champagne and barbeque.

        Harrah's Casino Night hosted by Paula Deen.

        The 2009 Tribute Dinner honoring Emeril Lagasse, prepared by
        Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Eric Ripert, Charlie Trotter,
        Nobu Matsuhisa, Thomas Buckley, Gordon Maybury,
        and Norman Van Aken.

        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.

WHERE:  The public can begin purchasing tickets on Monday, October 27, 2008
        online at www.sobewineandfoodfest.com or via telephone at
        877.762.3933.

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