REVIEW: Wine & Wedge Pairs Sweet Wine with Savory Cheese at the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

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REVIEW: Wine & Wedge Pairs Sweet Wine with Savory Cheese at the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

While it didn’t open when the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival started, Wine & Wedge marketplace is officially open! This is a new food booth for the festival, so we’re excited to try all of the delicious cheese, bread, vegetables, and of course, wine.

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Menu for Wine & Wedge at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • 🆕Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accompaniments – $7.00
  • 🆕Boursin Fig & Balsamic SoufflĂ© with Fig Tapenade – $5.75
  • 🆕Southern Pimento Cheese with Bread-and-Butter Pickled Vegetables and Grilled Bread – $5.25
  • 🆕Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese: Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accoutrements paired with Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Hartley Apple Brandy, and Florida Orange Groves Winery Black and Blue Port – $18.00

Beverages:

The Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese previously appeared at the Germany marketplace in 2019.

Photos of Menu Items from Wine & Wedge at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

*NEW* Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accompaniments – $7.00

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

This shareable dish offers several highlights and a potential miss.

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

We weren’t fans of the almond presentation (or what we assume were Marcona almonds, though the menu didn’t specify).

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The cheeses included were delicious, as was the honey.

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Grab some friends and enjoy this one together.

*NEW* Boursin Fig & Balsamic SoufflĂ© with Fig Tapenade – $5.75

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

This soufflé has a surprising mixture of sweet and savory flavors.

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The fig jam has a gritty texture, which wasn’t popular with everyone in our group, but some people might be fine with it.

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Overall, the extremely soft but curiously durable texture of the soufflé and flavors were surprising, and for the most part, pleasant.

*NEW* Southern Pimento Cheese with Bread-and-Butter Pickled Vegetables and Grilled Bread – $5.25

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

We didn’t enjoy the Southern Pimento Cheese plate. While the ciabatta is probably identical to the ciabatta we enjoyed from Char & Chop, the pimento and vegetable flavors combined missed the mark for us.

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Our group was universally underwhelmed.

*NEW* Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese – $18.00

Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accoutrements paired with Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Hartley Apple Brandy, and Florida Orange Groves Winery Black and Blue Port

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The majority of the offerings included on this artist palette are also present on the Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accompaniments plate, but this menu item is more expensive due to the three wine options.

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Riesling is fairly sweet, but on the dry side of sweet. The apple brandy is delicious, and tastes like an elevated version of Fireball with apple. The black and blue port has a fuzzy citrus mouthfeel.

Wine & Wedge Food Review 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

We were fine with all of the wine selections, and everything is pulled together with a creative palette presentation.

Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese, Mosel, Germany ($35/bottle) – $10.50

MacArthur Beverages describes this wine as “pure and flinty on the pure and fresh, stony and lemony nose. Lush, refined and elegant on the palate, this is a rich yet refined, crystalline and very elegant Spätlese with a finely tannic and nicely drying finish with delicate and lush fruit.”

*NEW* Hartley Apple Brandy, Kentucky ($18/bottle) – $6.50

From Total Wine & More: “The rich aroma of fresh buttered rum cake wafts through the nose. The palate is an opulent smorgasbord of rich fruits. Asian pear, orange peel & juicy apricots drizzled with vanilla are accentuated by the tart alcohol. The finish is clean & crisp leaving the senses refreshed.”

*NEW* Florida Orange Groves Winery Black and Blue Port, St. Petersburg, FL ($56/bottle) – $8.00

Florida Orange Groves Winery describes this as “our finest blackberry wine teamed with our finest blueberry wine, fortified and aged in oak.”

Location of Wine & Wedge at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

2023 FW Kitchens Map 1

Wine & Wedge is located near Disney Traders. You can find it at number 7 on the map above.

The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is running from July 27 through November 18.

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