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The Welcome Channel Partners with The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

The Welcome Channel will once again partner as a proud sponsor of the 2013 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE going into its 12th year. Taking place February 21 – 24, 2013, the Festival has raised approximately $17 million to date for the Florida International University (FIU) Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center.

The event hosts some of the world’s greatest culinary superstars and wine and spirits personalities, who will again converge in South Beach for four days of non-stop food and wine indulgence. Co-hosts Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU) will orchestrate a weekend of unmatched gastronomy, taking South Florida’s eclectic culinary scene to new heights.

“We are very pleased to be involved as a sponsor once again of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival! This is an incomparable event for all of our international and domestic travelers to Miami and the Beaches,” said Katherine McAninch, Sales and Marketing Director for The Welcome Channel.

“We are pleased to partner with Welcome Channel again in 2013,” notes Lee Brian Schrager, Founder and Director of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. “Welcome Channel has proven to be a great way for us to reach those visiting Miami from around the world, and we are happy to have their continued support.”

Passionate foodies looking for a one-of-akind dining experience can choose from a variety of options with renowned culinary talent. The weekend begins with Best of the Bay hosted by Michael Mina with Tyler Florence, Nancy Oakes, Richard Reddington & Thomas McNaughton sponsored by Far Niente Wine as well as NIGELLISIMA Dinner hosted by Nigella Lawson with Andrew Carmellini and the Carnivorous Dinner hosted by Michael Symon, Tribute Dinner honoring Nobu Matsuhisa and Moet Hennessy’s Christophe Navarre with Mistress of Ceremonies Martha Stewart, and Southern Kitchen Brunch hosted by Trisha Yearwood are additional examples of the unique culinary possibilities found in the 2013 Festival program.

In addition to the Festival’s classics, this year’s event will feature a plethora of new events and an unprecedented roster of wine, spirits and culinary talent. Visit www.sobefest.com or call 877-762-3933 for everything you need to know about the South Beach Food and Wine Festival, including celebrity hosts and a detailed calendar of events.

General public ticket sales are now available. 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.

For information about the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at FIU visit www.hospitality.fiu.edu and for more information about Southern Wine & Spirits visit www.southernwine.com.

ABOUT THE WELCOME CHANNEL

(www.welcomechannel.tv) The Welcome Channel is Miami and the Beaches premiere visitor in-room programming. Airing 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, in Miami & the Beaches finest hotel resort locations, the Welcome Channel highlights the very best of Miami and the Beaches has to offer in terms of dining, shopping, entertainment, arts, cultural attractions, Miami and the Beaches real estate addresses, and Miami’s numerous events, catering to both our international and domestic travelers alike. To stay up to date with the very latest taking place in our worldclass city, programming and commercial segments update monthly, with our clients having the same option.

ABOUT THE FOOD NETWORK SOUTH BEACH WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY FOOD & WINE

All proceeds of the Festival benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality and 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. 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.

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