2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival News

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival has slowly been morphing into a prettier Food and Wine festival…but we’re certainly not complaining.  This year’s event gets underway soon (March 5th) so here’s a quick look at what the festival will hold for those who are looking to drink Disney.

A new addition to the festival, Urban Farm Eats, will be serving up two vegan wines, The Vegan Vine Chardonnay and The Vegan Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as a gluten-free beer by Anheuser-Busch, Redbridge.

Happy to report that a couple of favorites from last year will be returning.  La Vie en Rose frozen slush (Vodka, Grey Goose Orange, St. Germain Liquor, and White and Red Cranberry Juice), a popular and pretty drink served at L’Orangerie last year, will be available this year at Fleur de Lys. 

La Vie en Rose

The rum infused Dole Whip at the Pineapple Promenade will also return, but this year’s version offers a choice of either Myer’s Dark Rum or Parrot Cay Coconut Rum.  We’re happy to see this one is back, especially with a couple of rum options, but hopfully the rum/Dole Whip is proportioned better than last year where there was too much Dole Whip/not enough rum.

Dole Whip

If you were hoping to stop by the German-inspired Bauermarkt (or any German-inspired kiosk for that matter, as it seems a few of the marketplaces have undergone a name chance this year) you won’t be able to as it is missing from the 2014 line-up.  Disappointing for some we suspect, but hopefully you can find a suitable replacement for what you’ll be missing amongst the beer, wine, and cocktails listed below.

Intermissions Cafe

  • Hurricane Class 5 White Sangria, Florida Orange Groves (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Garda Italian Wine Blend, Quantum Leap Winery (Orlando, FL)
  • Rogue Valley Pinot Noir, Quantum Leap Winery (Orlando, FL)
  • Martini Prosecco
  • Strongbow Cider, Bulmers Cider Company (White Plains, NY)
  • SweetWater Blue, SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, GA)

Pineapple Promenade

  •  Tropical Mango Pale Ale, St. John Brewers (U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • Once Upon a Vine’s The Lost Slipper Sauvignon Blanc

Buttercup Cottage

  • Berry Tea Cocktail — Twinings Cold Brewed Mixed Berry Tea with Florida Cane Vodka and Plant City Strawberry, Flavored with Raspberry and Açaí Syrup
  • Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvee
  • Deloach Pinot Noir

Fleur de Lys

  • Kir Imperial – Sparkling wine, Chambord and Black Raspberry Liquor
  • Rosé Pamplemousse Cocktail – Rosé Wine Mixed with Natural Grapefruit Syrup
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 – Fruity White Beer with Citrus Notes

Taste of Marrakesh

  • White sangria
  • Guerrouane red
  • Casa Beer
  • Desert Rose — Sparkling Wine with Pomegranate Liqueur

Hanami

  • Kirin draft beer
  • Pineapple Paradise with Yuzu Slushie – Frozen blend of sweet sake, pineapple juice and crème, flavored with a hint of Yuzu citrus juice
  • Orange Mango Slushie – Frozen blend of Nigori sake, mango and orange juice

The Smokehouse:  Barbeques and Brews

  • Magic Hat #9, Magic Hat Brewing (South Burlington, VT)
  • Maduro, Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL)
  • Fat Tire, New Belgium Brewing Company (Ft. Collins, CO)
  • Billy’s Chilies, Twisted Pine Brewing Company (Boulder, CO)
  • Beer Flight – Magic Hat #9, Maduro, Fat Tire and Billy’s Chilies
  • The Original Rib Shack Red Wine

Primavera Kitchen

  • Placido Pinot Grigio
  • Placido Chianti
  • Bosco del Merlo Prosecco
  • White Peach Bellini – Prosecco and white peach puree
  • Strawberry Rossini – Prosecco and marinated strawberries
  • Frozen Italian Primavera – Assorted fruit slushy with limoncello and vodka
  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa

Lotus House

  • South Sea Storm – Guava juice served with light and dark rum
  • Plum wine
  • Tsing-Tao beer

Jardin de Fiestas

  • Tecate draft beer
  • White Mexican sangria
  • Franbuesa (raspberry) margarita on the rocks
  • Tequila flight – blanco, reposado and añejo

Florida Fresh

  • Hurricane Class 5 White Sangria featuring Simply Lemonade, Florida Orange Groves (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Garda Italian Wine Blend, Quantum Leap Winery (Orlando, FL)
  • Rogue Valley Pinot Noir, Quantum Leap Winery (Orlando, FL)
  • Blonde Ale, Orlando Brewing Company (Orlando, FL)
  • Cotton Mouth Belgian Style Witbier, Swamp Head Brewery (Gainesville, FL)
  • Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale, Florida Beer Company (Cape Canaveral, FL)
  • Florida Avenue Blueberry, Cold Storage Craft Brewery (Tampa, FL)
  • Beer Flight – Blonde Ale, Cotton Mouth Belgian Style Witbier, Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale and Florida Avenue Blueberry

The 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival runs from March 5th to May 18, 2014.

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