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News 2021 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

monothingie

Ok....Bye!
Premium Member
Now its been 2 years, but I tried to pay alot more attention after more and more people were complaining about it. But im not letting any overpriced drinks get warm over it.
It's actually like a nature documentary, you have to carefully look through the herd for identifying characteristics.

The first indications are the exterior markings on the drunks.

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Next look to the natural habitat of the drunks. These include benches and bushes.
Finally near guest services or where the first aid locations are, this where those who can't handle their liquor ultimately wind up congregating for some reason or another.
 

Bpmorley

Well-Known Member
It's actually like a nature documentary, you have to carefully look through the herd for identifying characteristics.

The first indications are the exterior markings on the drunks.

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Next look to the natural habitat of the drunks. These include benches and bushes.
Finally near guest services or where the first aid locations are, this where those who can't handle their liquor ultimately wind up congregating for some reason or another.
To be honest, we had shirts like that once. Me and DW planned to go, like we do every year, by ourselves. Then a distant family member mentions they are going with their extended family. Then some of their friends tag along and so on and so on. Turns out to be about 50 people. So yes shirts.
Most of them were dragging around kids and staying off property. So there wasn't alot of drinking for them. Me and DW did double lap around WS and hit every country twice. Still not enough alcohol to get drunk.
My point is those shirts are mostly false advertisement for amateurs.
 

tpoly88

Member
I love the festivals and the booths. Id much rather walk around and snack than do a sit down.
my wife and i like the festivals and we will drive over to each festival at least twice as sometimes its too much to try all the food and drinks in one shot. F&W we may go back 3-4times and most times its with friends that have never been which makes it fun. the F&W used to be better in the day as it was a more rounded representation of wine from the US. there are still a lot of wines from around the world but from the US is very limited. i used to like trying all the US wines at the american adventure from NY, washington, VA and Oregon plus california (it was $20 for 6 tastings). its become more of a craft beer fair recently (maybe thats what others want) and the drinks are a little too sugary for me. they used to have wine experiences but had to nix them due to covid, i hope they bring them back. i still like the festivals, i just wish they had the learning aspect of them as they did in the past which i hope they can do again.
 

TJ Vazquez

Well-Known Member
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GimpYancIent

Well-Known Member
my wife and i like the festivals and we will drive over to each festival at least twice as sometimes its too much to try all the food and drinks in one shot. F&W we may go back 3-4times and most times its with friends that have never been which makes it fun. the F&W used to be better in the day as it was a more rounded representation of wine from the US. there are still a lot of wines from around the world but from the US is very limited. i used to like trying all the US wines at the american adventure from NY, washington, VA and Oregon plus california (it was $20 for 6 tastings). its become more of a craft beer fair recently (maybe thats what others want) and the drinks are a little too sugary for me. they used to have wine experiences but had to nix them due to covid, i hope they bring them back. i still like the festivals, i just wish they had the learning aspect of them as they did in the past which i hope they can do again.
I would find it more interesting if there were whiskey and bourbon tasting kiosks rather than wine. There's a vast assortment of quality whiskey's and bourbon's out there and they deserve some attention too.
 

MansionButler84

Well-Known Member
  1. The Alps – Opening October 1
    Indulge in comforting Alpine cuisine, like warm Raclette Swiss cheese served with a baguette.
  2. Australia
    Embark on a culinary journey Down Under as you sample popular Australian dishes.
  3. Appleseed Orchard
    Celebrate autumn with delicious apple creations paired with ciders and beers.
  4. Belgium – Opening October 1
    Satisfy your sweet tooth with a fluffy Belgian waffle—or enjoy a savory beer-braised beef dish.
  5. Brazil – Opening October 1
    Dig into South American cuisine and culture with the Land of the Palms’ finest fare.
  6. Brew-Wing at the Epcot Experience - NEW!
    Explore an array of crowd-pleasing picks like chicken wings and flatbreads—along with assorted beers and ciders.
  7. Canada
    Discover delightful dishes, lagers and wines from the Great White North.
  8. China
    Please your palate with popular Chinese plates, mango bubble milk tea, draft beer and cocktails.
  9. The Donut Box
    Choose from an adventurous assortment of donuts, as well as refreshing beverages.
  10. Earth Eats hosted by Impossible™
    Delight in hearty plant-based fare featuring Impossible™ foods, as well as wine, chai tea or a chai tea cocktail.
  11. Flavors from Fire hosted by The NFL on ESPN
    Score a touchdown of flavor with hearty dishes that are sure to tackle the toughest appetite.
  12. France
    Fall in love with the classic cuisine of France—along with assorted wines or a slushy cocktail.
  13. Germany
    Venture to Germany for Bavarian bites sure to sate foodies of all ages—every dish is köstlich!
  14. Greece
    Opa! Savor traditional Greek dishes like spanakopita and lamb moussaka.
  15. Hawaiʻi
    Traverse the Pacific for tropical flavors and island favorites both savory and sweet.
  16. Hops & Barley
    Stay stateside for all-American craft beer, wines and the hottest tastes from coast-to-coast.
  17. India – Opening October 1
    Spice up your life with bold Indian cuisine, like Madras red curry and Korma chicken.
  18. Ireland – Opening October 1
    Enjoy favorites from the Emerald Isle, like Irish sausage and seafood pie—which pair wonderfully with Irish ale and mead honey wine.
  19. Italy
    Savor the simple elegance of cucina italiana, with some of the world’s best-loved food and wine.
  20. Japan
    Delight your appetite with sushi and other delish dishes, as well as libations from the Land of the Rising Sun.
  21. Kenya – NEW! Opening October 1
    Set off on a safari of flavor as you enjoy traditional Kenyan food and beer.
  22. Lobster Landing – NEW! Opening October 1
    Get a taste of New England as you indulge in luscious lobster creations.
  23. Mac & Eats – NEW! Opening October 1
    Discover macaroni-and-cheese combos your mom never imagined!
  24. Mexico
    Take your taste buds south of the border as you enjoy chilaquiles, tacos, Mexican craft beer and margaritas.
  25. The Noodle Exchange – NEW!
    Savor the flavors of the Far East served up in delicious noodle dishes.
  26. Refreshment Outpost
    Nibble like there’s no tomorrow—stop by for satisfying snacks and beverages to go.
  27. Refreshment Port hosted by Boursin® Cheese
    Satisfy your craving for comfort foods—like chicken nuggets, poutine and soft-serve ice cream.
  28. Rotunda Bistro – NEW!
    Nosh on tasty cuisine featuring fresh seafood and produce in the American Adventure Pavilion.
  29. Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE®
    Get the brunch party started! Sample sweet treats and mimosas mixed with the perfect twist.
  30. Spain – Opening October 1
    Feast on flavorful Spanish foods—like paella, seafood salad and charcuterie—along with beer and wine.
  31. The Swanky Saucy Swine – NEW!
    Try out tantalizing pork dishes along with wine, beer or a cocktail.
  32. Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina - NEW!
    Treat your senses to traditional Moroccan cuisine, like grilled kebabs and a falafel pita.

 

GimpYancIent

Well-Known Member
  1. The Alps – Opening October 1
    Indulge in comforting Alpine cuisine, like warm Raclette Swiss cheese served with a baguette.
  2. Australia
    Embark on a culinary journey Down Under as you sample popular Australian dishes.
  3. Appleseed Orchard
    Celebrate autumn with delicious apple creations paired with ciders and beers.
  4. Belgium – Opening October 1
    Satisfy your sweet tooth with a fluffy Belgian waffle—or enjoy a savory beer-braised beef dish.
  5. Brazil – Opening October 1
    Dig into South American cuisine and culture with the Land of the Palms’ finest fare.
  6. Brew-Wing at the Epcot Experience - NEW!
    Explore an array of crowd-pleasing picks like chicken wings and flatbreads—along with assorted beers and ciders.
  7. Canada
    Discover delightful dishes, lagers and wines from the Great White North.
  8. China
    Please your palate with popular Chinese plates, mango bubble milk tea, draft beer and cocktails.
  9. The Donut Box
    Choose from an adventurous assortment of donuts, as well as refreshing beverages.
  10. Earth Eats hosted by Impossible™
    Delight in hearty plant-based fare featuring Impossible™ foods, as well as wine, chai tea or a chai tea cocktail.
  11. Flavors from Fire hosted by The NFL on ESPN
    Score a touchdown of flavor with hearty dishes that are sure to tackle the toughest appetite.
  12. France
    Fall in love with the classic cuisine of France—along with assorted wines or a slushy cocktail.
  13. Germany
    Venture to Germany for Bavarian bites sure to sate foodies of all ages—every dish is köstlich!
  14. Greece
    Opa! Savor traditional Greek dishes like spanakopita and lamb moussaka.
  15. Hawaiʻi
    Traverse the Pacific for tropical flavors and island favorites both savory and sweet.
  16. Hops & Barley
    Stay stateside for all-American craft beer, wines and the hottest tastes from coast-to-coast.
  17. India – Opening October 1
    Spice up your life with bold Indian cuisine, like Madras red curry and Korma chicken.
  18. Ireland – Opening October 1
    Enjoy favorites from the Emerald Isle, like Irish sausage and seafood pie—which pair wonderfully with Irish ale and mead honey wine.
  19. Italy
    Savor the simple elegance of cucina italiana, with some of the world’s best-loved food and wine.
  20. Japan
    Delight your appetite with sushi and other delish dishes, as well as libations from the Land of the Rising Sun.
  21. Kenya – NEW! Opening October 1
    Set off on a safari of flavor as you enjoy traditional Kenyan food and beer.
  22. Lobster Landing – NEW! Opening October 1
    Get a taste of New England as you indulge in luscious lobster creations.
  23. Mac & Eats – NEW! Opening October 1
    Discover macaroni-and-cheese combos your mom never imagined!
  24. Mexico
    Take your taste buds south of the border as you enjoy chilaquiles, tacos, Mexican craft beer and margaritas.
  25. The Noodle Exchange – NEW!
    Savor the flavors of the Far East served up in delicious noodle dishes.
  26. Refreshment Outpost
    Nibble like there’s no tomorrow—stop by for satisfying snacks and beverages to go.
  27. Refreshment Port hosted by Boursin® Cheese
    Satisfy your craving for comfort foods—like chicken nuggets, poutine and soft-serve ice cream.
  28. Rotunda Bistro – NEW!
    Nosh on tasty cuisine featuring fresh seafood and produce in the American Adventure Pavilion.
  29. Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE®
    Get the brunch party started! Sample sweet treats and mimosas mixed with the perfect twist.
  30. Spain – Opening October 1
    Feast on flavorful Spanish foods—like paella, seafood salad and charcuterie—along with beer and wine.
  31. The Swanky Saucy Swine – NEW!
    Try out tantalizing pork dishes along with wine, beer or a cocktail.
  32. Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina - NEW!
    Treat your senses to traditional Moroccan cuisine, like grilled kebabs and a falafel pita.

Burp! Good, now if only the run Disney folks would get off their keester's and publish a run event schedule so that the health conscious active folks can burn off the calories and make room for more tasting.
 

Disstevefan1

Well-Known Member
Get used to this phrase: Labor Shortage

This is probably a factor, it could also be a genuine effort to reduce the crowding until we are further along with defeating COVID.

It could also be they start F&W early in July to sell alcohol and merch which have higher margins and bring in the lower margin food later.
 

Nick_A

On the edge of glory.
Are we to assume from this release that there will be no Eat to the Beat concert series again this year, or do we think that’ll get announced later?
 

havoc315

Well-Known Member
Why do so many kiosks not open until October 1? I mean, I know that's when the 50th starts, but I figured all kiosks would run for the duration of F&W. :confused:

Remember, traditionally, the F&W festival doesn't even start until closer to October.
So basically.. they moved up the opening of part of the Festival.
 

havoc315

Well-Known Member
Do we know if the wine and food seminars will return for 2021? I know they omitted them last year which made sense, but wondering if its too soon for them to return.

I'm wondering this too. It sounds like a "full normal" offering in terms of booths, but not in terms of special events, seminars, etc.

One possibility: The "full" event, seminars, tastings, etc... Will open around October, the more normal time for F&W.
While Summer will just mostly see a bunch of food booths.
 

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