March 4, 2016

My Trip to South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2016

Every year, I always try to schedule time to attend the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami, Florida. The national, star-studded, four-day event showcases today’s most distinguished spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Proceeds go to The Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. This institution is one of the top hospitality management schools in the United States.

This year, I attended dinners and tribute receptions at luxurious hotels, and sampled many gourmet foods and confections. I enjoyed time at the Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best, sponsored by Bank of America - a very popular event combining the best of wines with tastings from some of the best new culinary masters. I conducted book signings for my newest Weddings book, and hosted a wonderful Rose Brunch with acclaimed chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten at the Miami Beach Edition Hotel.

It was a wonderful trip - enjoy these photos.