REVIEW: Wine & Wedge Makes its First EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Appearance

Alicia

REVIEW: Wine & Wedge Makes its First EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Appearance

While Wine & Wedge was available for the International Food & Wine Festival this year, it decided to stick around and has become a holiday kitchen for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays! While the menu hasn’t changed between the two festivals, the food is still just as great.

Wine & Wedge

Menu for Wine & Wedge at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Food:

  • 🆕 Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accoutrements – $7.00
  • 🆕 Boursin Fig and Balsamic Soufflé 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:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

While all items are making their Festival of the Holidays debut here, the menu remains the same from this year’s EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

Photos of Menu Items for Wine & Wedge at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

*NEW* Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accoutrements – $7.00

Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accompaniments Wine Wedge EPCOT FW 2023 8

This shareable dish offers several highlights and a potential miss. We weren’t fans of the almond presentation (or what we assume were Marcona almonds, as the menu didn’t specify). The cheeses included were delicious, as was the honey. Grab some friends and enjoy this one together.

*NEW* Boursin Fig and Balsamic Soufflé with Fig Tapenade – $5.75

Boursin Fig Balsamic Souffle with Fig Tapenade Wine Wedge EPCOT FW 2023 2

This soufflé has a surprising mixture of sweet and savory flavors. The fig jam has a gritty texture, which wasn’t popular with everyone in our group, but some people might be fine with it. 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

Southern Pimento Cheese with Bread and Butter Pickled Vegetables and Grilled Bread Wine Wedge EPCOT FW 2023 3

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. Our group was universally underwhelmed.

*NEW* 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

Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese Wine Wedge EPCOT FW 2023 2

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

*NEW* 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 Festival of the Holidays

Wine & Wedge is located in World Showcase Plaza, just past the bridge from World Celebration.

The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will be running from November 24 to December 30, 2023.

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Author

  • Alicia

    Growing up a native Floridian, I've been visiting the parks since I was three months old. I love all things Winnie the Pooh, Hidden Mickey hunting, and dole whips. Questions or comments? Email me at alicia@wdwnt.com or find me on Instagram @aliciaj_13