Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU) are hosting their 11th Annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival, a 4-day event starting February 23rd to February 26th 2012 in South Beach, Miami, just steps away from the Beacon Hotel on Ocean Drive.

Known as America’s most prestigious gourmet gathering featuring the best chefs, winemakers, culinary personalities, and wine & spirits experts, the 2012 Festival will keep its long-standing tradition of honoring the world’s greatest wine and culinary talent by paying tribute to esteemed chef Charlie Trotter and celebrated winemaker Piero Antinori.

“Celebrating the milestone of our 10th year at the 2011 Festival was truly extraordinary,” says Schrager, who also serves as Vice President of Corporate Communications & National Events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America, which hosts the Festival. “I believe the 2012 program features a number of fresh and exciting changes as well as those events that have become fan-favorites over the years.”

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2012 offers yet another food extravaganza for food lovers and features returning fan-favorite events. The festival will kick-off with Moët Hennessy’s The Q presented by Allen Brothers. For those who wish to take part in a late-night experience, The Q will also feature its own after-party, The Q After Dark! Dedicated foodies will get an exclusive opportunity to savor all of famed chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author Bobby Flay’s restaurant concepts in one evening at the casual dinner The Flavors of Flay.

The best way guests can enjoy each day at this food festival would probably be to dive right in and hang out while they can. If guests want to take it slow, they can try going to one of the many different seminars going on.

In addition, the Festival’s signature Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village, featuring the American Express Grand Tasting Tents, returns with winning blends of tastings, superstar chefs and fun.

The fun doesn’t end here. There is lot more to view and experience at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. To buy tickets or to find out more, visit:

In order to make the most of this event, visitors shouldn’t forget to make their travel arrangements and hotel bookings in advance. Locate the best hotels at levelheaded prices. The Beacon South Beach Hotel offers lavish comforts at affordable prices. Get a comfortably and luxurious stay while enjoying the 2012 South Beach Wine and Food Festival.

Beacon South Beach Hotel in South Beach Miami is offering a number of extra perks for both domestic and international guests. Guests should book their hotel reservations before January 31st, 2012 to take advantage of their PERK promotion which offers, 5 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles per $1 spent on the room, Complimentary Ocean Front Upgrade (if available), Full Breakfast, Welcome Mojitos plus, a Welcome Gift. Guests should use Promo Code: PERK when making reservations online.