Wine Enthusiast Joins South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival The venerable wine media icon is new presenting sponsor for April 2014 event Miramar Beach, Florida (November 19, 2013) – Wine Enthusiast Magazine has joined South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival as a presenting sponsor for the 2014 event to be held April 24-27. The new partnership exemplifies the far reaching support of the wine industry for the popular event which unveiled its new name and venue in April 2013. The national prominence and stellar reputation of Wine Enthusiast is expected to bring significant national and international attention to the Festival. “We are very excited to be a part of the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival,” stated Editor and Publisher Adam Strum. “This wonderful event brings together some of the best wines and wine icons in the industry while supporting such an incredible cause, it’s a perfect pairing for our readers.” Representatives from the magazine will attend the festival and participate in the wine and food seminars taking place during the Grand Tastings on Saturday and Sunday. As part of the sponsorship, Wine Enthusiast will offer discount magazine subscriptions and free copies of the magazine to festival attendees. When buying festival tickets online, purchasers will have the option of adding the discounted subscription to their order. A $15 credit for the Wine Enthusiast Catalogue will be included within the magazine subscription and can be used at the online store towards any of the hundreds of wine-related accessories, glassware, furniture and more. Wine Enthusiast joins Banfi Vintners as the latest partners of the 2014 South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival. The event will showcase more than 800 wines to taste, an expanded culinary village and dozens of celebrity winemakers pouring the wines they make. The event will be held in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin located in beautiful South Walton in Northwest Florida, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Proceeds from the festival benefit Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation to support children’s charities in Northwest Florida. Tickets are now on sale via the festival website at Festival founding partners include Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, Visit South Walton Tourist Development Council, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Wine World of Northwest Florida and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin®. About South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival is an annual charity event held the last weekend of April. The festival features a stunning showcase of the best wines the world has to offer. Celebrity wine producers and chefs present fine wine and food pairings from the world’s most famous appellations. The Savor South Walton Culinary Village offers a sumptuous array of foods to taste, wines to pair, as well as wine and food seminars, cooking demonstrations and live entertainment. The event is a major fundraiser for Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, which benefits children in need in Northwest Florida. For more information, including a list of attending winemakers and to purchase tickets, visit CONTACTS: For South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival Stacey Brady, Director of Marketing and Public Relations Grand Boulevard at Sandestin 850.837.3099 ext. 3 For Wine Enthusiast Magazine Jacqueline Strum, Director of Communications Wine Enthusiast Companies PH: 914.593.4406 CELL: 914.450.6531 @jackistrum; @wineenthusiast


Wine Enthusiast Joins South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival

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