2013 Demonstrations & Seminars

Hear from master mixologists, indulge in culinary demonstrations, ripen your knowledge of cheese and get educated on wine—this year, at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Cook Up Some All-New Skills

Broaden your culinary acumen, from the kitchen and the bar to the barrel and the barn! Reserve a spot in any one of the Demonstrations & Seminars, where you can take your expertise to the next level in several exciting ways.

Whether you’re looking to diversify an awareness of fine wines, build on your skillset with all things culinary or you just want to make a one-of-a-kind cocktail at an upcoming party, there are 5 different sessions from which to choose.

You can even learn about cheese from some of the foremost fromagers from around the world!

Admission to Epcot is required and not included in the price of the event. Tax and gratuity are included. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Subject to availability. Events and chef appearances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Mixology Seminars

Click for PDF of Mixology Seminars!

Head over for a happy hour and watch a skilled mixologist demonstrate his or her knack for the cocktail! From celebrated libations you know and love to some all-original ideas you may never have tried—or heard of, for that matter—reserve a spot at a mixology seminar where you can sample the know-how and sip away at the sensational sequence of concoctions being prepared.

Online booking begins August 13, 2013. Don’t forget to make your reservation ahead of time—cheers!

Festival Welcome Center, Vineyard Stage
Daily at 6:00 PM
$15 per Guest

Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event admission price. Tax and gratuity are in included. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older.

Wine and Beverage Seminars

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Absorb all-new abilities at a fascinating seminar featuring both beverage specialists and wine professionals.

Get your fill of their innovative outlooks and state-of-the-art techniques as you sample from a stirring assortment of wines and beverages—both old and new!

Online booking begins August 13, 2013 and space is limited—check back later and make your reservation ahead of time!

Festival Welcome Center, Vineyard Stage
Daily at 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
$14 per Guest

Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event admission price. Tax and gratuity are in included. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older.

Culinary Demonstrations

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Learn from some of the most celebrated chefs and drink specialists the world has to offer!

During every 45-minute session, collect a hearty list of useful culinary tips—as instructed by a few of the leading minds from the realms of food and wine. Then, dive into the appealing range of flavors being demonstrated while you sample each dish and beverage.

Online booking begins August 13, 2013, so be sure you make a reservation while there’s still space at each event.

Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
Monday to Saturday at 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM
Sundays at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM
$14 per Guest

Admission to Epcot is required and not included in the price of event admission. Tax and gratuity are included. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older.

Cheese Seminars

Explore the origins, textures and tastes of cheese as you learn from some of the foremost fromagers from across the globe—this year, at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Let the “Gouda” Times Roll

Study up on the “wheys” of the world as you travel around a robust wheel of international selections. Experience the unique nature of each featured region, and try out their cheeses as paired with select wines, beers and other beverages.

Festival Welcome Center, Chef’s Showcase
Saturdays, 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
$80 per Guest

Admission to Epcot is required. Tax and gratuity are included with the price of each event.

Transform into an International Cheese Whiz

Ripen your acumen for all things cheese during 7 exciting seminars led by world-class cheese experts. From France to Italy and onto the United States, the choice is yours!

  • French Cheeses & Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    September 28, 2013
  • United States Cheeses & Microbrews
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    October 5, 2013
  • Spanish Cheese & Wines
    Hosted by Erin Hedley
    October 12, 2013
  • Italian Cheeses & Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    October 19, 2013
  • Old World Cheeses & Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    October 26, 2013
  • United States Cheeses & Wines
    Hosted by David Gremmels
    November 2, 2013
  • Mediterranean Cheeses & Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    November 9, 2013

Events subject to cancellation at any time.

Epcot Wine Schools

Enroll in an educational crash course on the vine, taught by a trio of authorities from the elegant world of wine—this year, at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

“Glass” Is in Session

Take a seat as you engage the full-bodied flavors and rich traditions of distinctive wine cultures. During sessions at Epcot Wine School, enlighten your senses as you harvest tasting methods and sample varieties from a multitude of diverse regions and vineyards.

And once your class concludes, be sure to stick around for a celebratory reception where you can even receive your very own certificate of completion!

East Hall at World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
Select Sundays, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Light Reception to Follow, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
$135 per Guest

Admission to Epcot is required and not included in event admission price. Tax and gratuity are in included. Entry restricted to Guests ages 21 and older.

A Vine of Noble Professors

Press on to a path of higher learning—choose from 3 separate courses over the course of the festival. Whether you go with a highly regarded vintner or a prestigious sommelier, pick your program and begin bottling a whole new style of finesse!

  • Andrea Robinson M.S.
    September 29, 2013
  • Jim Bernau
    Willamette Valley Vineyards
    October 27, 2013
  • Sharron McCarthy
    Wines from Castello Banfi
    November 3, 2013

Events, sommeliers and other elements subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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