The 2017 Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic To Include Exclusive Tasting With Master Sommelier

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Fans of the Food & Wine Classic taking place each Autumn at the magnificent Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort have cause to be very excited.  For the first time in its eight years, the Classic will play host to a grand tasting event by a master sommelier.

The event will focus on the Italian regions of Barolo and Barbaresco with a focus on Nebbiolo grape found in Northern Italy and will be led by Master Sommelier Matthew Citriglia, one of only 149 master sommeliers in the Americas.  During the tasting event,  he will showcase rare vintages from the region making this a must-do event for wine lovers.

Citriglia currently holds the post of Director of Education for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits and is among the longest-tenured master sommeliers in Florida with over 30 years of experience.  The event provides a unique opportunity for visitors to Food & Wine Classic to learn from one of the industries leading experts while in an intimate setting.

The Grand Tasting with Master Sommelier Matthew Citriglia will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 2 – 3:30pm.   Tickets are $300 per person and are expected to sell out quickly.   For further information on how to reserve your spot for this unforgettable afternoon offering head over to

Its shaping up to be a banner year for the 2-day Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic which offers guests more than 50 sampling stations from the resort’s award-winning restaurants and wines from more than 30 wineries.  In addition to the tasting event, visitors can enjoy a range of other seminars including:  Wine Blending, Italian Wines, More than Malbec, Base to Bubbles, Beer Please, Craft Cocktails, Fine Art of Sushi and Sake, The Cheese Course, Pasta Making and Riesling, So Sweet & So Dry. 

So if you’re heading to Walt Disney World to enjoy all that the Epcot International  Food & Wine Festival has to offer, make this the year that you also stop by the Swan and Dolphin to take advantage of the amazing Food & Wine Classic which will run from October 27- 28, 2017.   Your tastebuds will thank you!

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