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Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival
13th Street & Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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2005 South Beach Wine & Food Festival
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 School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. To date, the Festival has raised over $8 million for the School. In 2011, the Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary. It started as a one-day festival known as the Florida Extravaganza held at FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus from 1997 to 2001. Now in its 14th year, the Festival has raised more than $20 million for FIU (2015). The next Festival takes place in and around the sun and sand of South Beach February 25-28, 2016.