South Beach Wine & Food Festival Races Into 15th Year

February 17, 2016

Much like the culinary pulse of Miami itself, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival has experienced impressive growth over the years. Originating as the one-day Florida Extravaganza at Florida International’s Biscayne Bay Campus from 1997-2001, the event was shifted to South Beach in 2002 and close to 7,000 patrons came out in response. “The location and setting coupled with the time of year—who wouldn’t want to be on a beach in the middle of February?” notes founder and director Lee Brian Schrager, who also serves as vice president of corporate communications and national events for Southern Wine & Spirits…