Review: Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is finally here!   Of course, Disney has provided official information on the festival’s offerings, but if you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to the festival, you’ll want to pick up a copy of the Disney Food Blog’s Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

AJ of the Disney Food Blog was kind enough to send over a copy of this year’s guide to review, which our occasional guest writer and food and wine aficionado, Catherine, took a look at it for us as well.  We all agree this guide makes a great companion for the festival.

One of the best things about all of the Disney Food Blog guides is that anyone can use them.  Doesn’t matter if you’re an Android user or an iPhone user, or you just want to download the guide to your computer or tablet, the PDF format of the guide makes it accessible to everyone.

When looking through the guide, you’ll find lists of all the events available, the food booths and items being offered this year (with pictures!),  and so much more.  The guide is set up with multiple indexes – by event type, by date, by chef, by winery – which makes it easy to find specific information you are looking for.  The PDF format of the guide also makes it easily searchable by key word, and hyperlinks also allow you to click through to other parts of the Guide or to the internet if you have web access on the device you’re viewing  the guide with.  Another neat hyperlink feature of the guide is in the “Eat to the Beat” concert section.  Not sure if you’ve heard a particular band before?  Click through the hyperlink to sample some of their music on iTunes or Amazon.

One of our favorite things about the Disney Food Blog guides are their signature “crawls”  and there are several great ones included in this guide, such as a cheese crawl, a beer crawl, a seafood crawl, and one that will probably be of special interest  to veteran festival goers,  a “just the new stuff” crawl.  Along with the themed crawls, there are also some touring strategies including ones for half day (morning or afternoon), full day, and two-day visits, visits with children, and one for visitors on a budget.

In the FAQ section of the guide you’ll find just about every festival related question you might think of, with an easy to follow answer.  This information would prove especially useful to those who have not visited the festival before.

The Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is hands down a festival goer’s best resource for everything you want to know about the festival, with some additional fun thrown in.  We think you’ll enjoy it.

If you’d like to pick up your own copy of this guide,  it is available to order for $14.95 via the link to the right.

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