Friends of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Master Card

Series: 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 Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. To date, the Festival has raised more than $19 million for the School. However, you don't have to wait until next year’s Festival, February 20-23, 2014, to enjoy a special series of intimate culinary and preeminent wine events.

The “Friends of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival” will consist of a minimum of six (6) exclusive members-only “behind the scenes” events throughout the calendar year featuring high profile restaurant openings or unique tastings not open to the general public.Additionally, all members will be given the opportunity to purchase 2014 Festival tickets in advance of the general public. In short, Members will be given a bird’s eye view of the 2014 Festival and experience VIP benefits not provided to any other sponsor, VIP or ticket purchaser.$1,000 per annual membership fee (good for the member and a guest) to join the “Friends of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival”. This contribution will be made to Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and will be fully tax deductible to the extent the law allows.

For more information Click Here to visit the South Beach Wine and Food Festival website.