The Miami South Beach Wine and Food Festival is an epicurean delight that visits our fair city annually in February. This year’s festival has a number of events planned that are guaranteed to satisfy any appetite.

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival will take place on February 23-26, 2012 in Miami Beach. This will be the 11th edition of the Food Network’s beach-side culinary extravaganza highlighting the latest trends in the wine and food industry. The event now attracts more than 50,000 guests from around the world to the shores of Miami Beach for this 4-day culinary extravaganza.

The festival opens this year on Thursday February 23rd with The Q hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Guy Fieri at the Delano.

The 2012 Tribute Dinner will honor chef Charlie Trotter and winemaker Piero Antinori. Trotter’s namesake restaurant in Chicago is regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the world, while Antinori is one of the leading Italian producers of fine wines. Author and host of the popular Travel Channel series No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain will serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies.

The festival continues through the weekend and is packed with some great events. Highlights include:

  • Swine & Wine
  • Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best
  • The Grand Tasting Village
  • Tribute Dinner
  • Dining in the Dark with David Burke
  • Napa Style in the Mandarin

Tickets for the 2012 Festival go on sale at midnight on Monday, October 24, 2011 at and via phone at 9 a.m. the same day at 877.762.3933. American Express cardholders can access an exclusive pre-sale starting at 9 a.m. on October 10, 2011. Fans can follow Festival Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager on Twitter at or at the Festival’s official Facebook page at

Get out to South Beach Miami and prepare to enjoy a great culinary weekend.