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Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by FOOD & WINE Releases Alternative Ticket Option for Signature Event

3-6 PM AFTERNOON FIX On-Sale Monday, January 27th

MIAMI BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 01/23/14 -- For the second year, the 13th annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is pleased to announce the release of an alternative ticket option to the Festival's signature event on Sunday, February 23, 2014. After the success of its introduction last year, the 3-6 PM AFTERNOON FIX ticket is once again available in limited quantities and provides access to the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village featuring MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents & KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstrations at a reduced price of $125.

Valid for the event on Sunday, February 23 only, this ticket option provides access to the Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village from 3-6 PM. Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy samplings from more than 40 restaurants and 100 of Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida's wine and spirits suppliers in the MasterCard Grand Tasting Tents from 3-5 PM, as well as see their favorite Food Network stars and culinary personalities on the KitchenAid® Culinary Demonstration stages until 6 PM. Talent appearing during this time includes:


3:00pm - 3:45pm   Michael Symon         3:30pm - 4:15pm   Trisha Yearwood

4:15pm - 5:00pm   The Deen Family       4:30pm - 5:15pm   Geoffrey Zakarian

5:15pm - 6:00pm   Aaron Sanchez         5:30pm - 6:15pm   Rocco Dispirito

The 3-6 PM AFTERNOON FIX ticket is available for purchase starting Monday, January 27, 2014 online at www.sobefest.com or by calling 877.762.3933. Limited quantity available.

Taking place February 20 - 23, 2014, the Festival has raised approximately $18 million to date for the Florida International University (FIU) Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. The 2014 Festival features a variety of signature events, late-night parties, intimate dinner experiences, fitness activities, and more!

Stay up-to-date with the excitement by following the Festival at www.Facebook.com/SOBEWFF or follow Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager at www.twitter.com/Lee_Schrager.

About the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE
All proceeds from the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who also assist Festival organizers with sponsorship fulfillment, restaurant and exhibitor recruitment, logistics, and inventory as well as working alongside some of the world's greatest celebrity chefs and winemakers. In October 2013, BizBash named the Festival the #1 Food & Restaurant Industry event in the United States.

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is produced by Florida International University and Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida with the support of the Miami Beach Visitors & Convention Authority and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information about the Festival, visit www.sobefest.com or call 877-762-3933. For more information about Florida International University visit www.fiu.edu, for the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management visit www.hospitality.fiu.edu and for more information about Southern Wine & Spirits visit www.southernwine.com.

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