20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Expands for First Time into Future World


The Disney Parks Blog announced that Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival will expand into Future World this year. Four new food and beverage marketplaces will be added to Future World for the entire event. The event runs from September 25 through November 16th.

  • Artistry of Wine & Cheese: Located along the walkway toward Future World West, the marketplace will feature the Cheese Studio (offering a cheese sampler served on an artist’s palette to pair with wines) and the Wine Studio with premium wines on tap – each keg keeps the wine super fresh and holds the equivalent of 26 bottles, eliminating bottle, cork, cardboard and paper waste. Bottles, corks and materials from other marketplaces are recycled.
  • Next Eats: Located near the Epcot Character Spot, will debut with Sustainable Chew and Chew Lab marketplaces inspired by ABC’s Emmy-Award winning lifestyle series “The Chew,” starring co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz. Sustainable Chew will feature three dishes, and Chew Lab will show off hot culinary tech trends like a Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel.