So we’re back from a wine-and-food-filled vacation at the Epcot Wine and Food Festival. There was simply so much to do and see and eat and drink. We tried everything from beer to tea to wine, and all sorts of wonderful foods. Photos, such as they are, can be found on Flickr.
Once my conference ended and we ventured into Epcot the first night, we were sort of overwhelmed. The food at the festival booths is tapas sized, so that you can both spend more money and try more things. Each portion runs anywhere from $1.50 to $5.50. That first night, Kevin tried a few different items, whereas I observed the various offerings and waited for my perennial favorite, France.
Thursday we went to the Magic Kingdom, but by Thursday night, we were ready to hit the wine bar at the Festival Center. From there, we started our evening in Canada and tried to work our way towards the center of the Epcot world.
Friday was spent at Sea World, which is a wonderful and relaxing break from the behemoth that is Disney. Friday evening we headed back to Epcot and again started in Canada.
Saturday we played in Epcot, all day, but headed back to our room around 3 pm. We returned to Epcot that evening, as we had tickets to the amazing Party of the Senses. The Party was a food, entertainment, and wine extravaganza, and one to which I’m sure we’ll return.
Sunday we attended a Wine School, led by Doug Frost, MS, MW. The day-long seminar was about Spanish wines.
Over the next few days, I’ll be extracting tasting notes and experiences from our notebooks and posting them on the blog. The Wine School and Party of the Senses will each merit an individual post. I had hoped to blog my impressions each night; instead, I fell into bed exhausted. There is little as exhausting as a trip to Walt Disney World.
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