Choose from Four Wine Seminars
- $70 to attend Tour de France hosted by Eric Hemer on Friday, February 20, 5:45 p.m.–6:45 p.m. ($140.75 value)
What to Expect: Eric Hemer, a master sommelier and master of wine, leads attendees on a tasting tour of six of France’s most iconic wines and regions, including Champagne, Bordeaux, and the Rhône Valley. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Institute of Masters of Wine, North America.
- $80 to attend the Wine Spectator Wine Seminar Series A on Saturday, February 21, 10 a.m.–12:40 p.m. ($171.50 value)
What to Expect: Ticket holders attend a series of three sessions, all of which include tastings lead by vintners and estate principals. The seminars are “Gosset Champagne,” “A Master Class in White Burgundy,” and “Inglenook, Once Again and Forever.”
- $70 to attend Celebrating Sunday with Champagne Laurent-Perrier, a Wine Spectator Wine Seminar, on Sunday, February 22, 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m. ($140.75 value)
What to Expect: Michelle DeFeo, the president of Champagne Laurent-Perrier US, leads a tasting of six of the house’s champagnes, including its rarest bottling and the world’s most recognizable rosé.
- $70 to attend Blending the Rules with JUSTIN & Landmark Vineyards, a Wine Spectator Wine Seminar, on Sunday, February 22, 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. ($140.75 value)
What to Expect: Attendees play winemaker by experimenting with all the blending components of a wine. The featured wines are JUSTIN Vineyards’ Isoceles and Landmark’s Overlook Chardonnay.
Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE
In the years since it was founded, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE has grown into a four-day destination event featuring some of television's best-known chefs and eaters. Benefiting Florida International University, the lineup always offers tons of educational seminars, tastings, demos, and dinners—and this year is no different. From February 24 through 28, the beach sizzles with celebrities such as Anne Burrell, Bobby Deen, Rachael Ray, and Robert Irvine.