"The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the Festival benefits FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. Going into its 12th year, the Festival has raised approximately $17 million to date for FIU."
"Now one of America’s most prestigious gourmet gatherings, the Festival began as a one-day event known as the Florida Extravaganza held at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus. It is now a 4-Day Event! The Festival celebrated its 10th year in 2011. In 2012, more than 60,000 guests attended nearly 50 events featuring more than 150 celebrated chefs and over 250 wineries, spirits producers, and non-alcoholic beverage suppliers. The Festival is made possible by more than 1,000 FIU students thru its Student Associate Program. Plans are already underway to introduce new events and bring back Festival favorites February 21-24, 2013."
For more information, please visit www.sobefest.com
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