Walt Disney World offers its annual dining event this fall, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The 45-day event runs between Sept. 30 – Nov. 13, 2011, and access to the festival is free with theme-park admission.
The Epcot Food & Wine Festival, now in its 16th year, is themed “A Passport to a World of Flavors” to reflect its focused on international cuisine and beverages. The event offers tapas-sized portions and tasting samples at more than two dozen Marketplace kiosks, with most prices falling between $3 – $8. (Some items are also on the Disney Dining Plan.) All menu items and prices subject to change.
Update, Sept. 30: The separate Portugal Wine Bar did not open at the festival. It still appears on the earlier online .pdf of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival guide map, but not the current version.
Epcot Food & Wine Festival: Portugal Wine Bar (New in 2011)
- Confraria Leve Moscatel Portugal
- Caves Vale do Rodo Douro
- Caves Bonifacio Red Wine
- Plexus Frisante Branco
- Bridao Classico Tinto
- Xairel Cartaxo Tinto
- Porto Reccua 10 year
See a complete list of 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Marketplace Kiosks.
Epcot Food & Wine Festival Recommendations for Portugal Wine Bar
Along with a new food-oriented kiosk, Portugal offers a wine bar to showcase its variety of offerings from the vine. With the exception of Porto Reccua port, all of them are inexpensive appropriate for everyday consumption.
- Caves Vale do Rodo, made in Douro, offers a deep red wine that’s not a sweet as a port.
- Caves Bonifacio Red Wine made just north-west of Lisbon in Portugal and are produced using the EU’s Biological Production guidelines, the equivalent of Organic in the U.S.
- Bridao Classico Tinto offers a garnet red wine with a fruity aroma and vanilla notes.
- Confraria Leve Moscatel Portugal is a fruity, sweet white wine.
- Plexus Frisante Branco is a sparkling white wine with fruity citrus notes.
- Porto Reccua 10 year is a tawny port, a rich, sweet wine.
Drink recommendation: Of course, when at the Portugal kiosk, one must try the port wine. Go with the Porto Reccua. After all, as its name suggests, port wine is a Portuguese fortified wine; it is produced exclusively in the Duoro Valley. Plus, the Porto Reccua is the most memorable – and most expensive – wine on the list.
This series of articles offers a brief preview of the menus at the Marketplace kiosks, with eating recommendations to help you plan your time the festival You may also enjoy my coverage of the 2010 Epcot Food & Wine Marketplace Kiosks.
For more information on the festival, visit Walt Disney World’s website or read more Epcot Food & Wine Festival articles linked below.
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