Thursday, July 30, 2015

Food, Wine and a Conference {#FWCon recap}

Rosen Shingle Creek / Food and Wine Conference / #FWCon / My Sweet ZepolRosen Shingle Creek

The Food + Wine Conference is an annual conference held in Orlando, Florida. This three-day conference is organized each year by Founder Isabel Laessig and an amazing committee. Hosted by the Family Foodie and the Sunday Supper Movement.

#FWCon / Wanda from My Sweet Zepol and Isabel from Family Foodie

It was honor to be selected to represent The Food and Wine Conference by being a Brand Ambassador for one of the many incredible sponsors; Premier Beverage who distributes St. Augustine Distillery and Hess Select. Premier Beverage is one of the largest distributors of wines, spirits and other beverages in Florida. Go and check them out and give them some love.

Food and Wine Conference 2015 Sponsors / #FWCon / My Sweet Zepol

Welcome Reception was sponsored by Florida Strawberry Growers Association and St. Augustine Distillers with an amazing cocktail and chocolate masterpieces created by Rosen Hotels amazing Chef David Ramirez.

FSGA / #FWCon / My Sweet Zepol

Delectable chocolates by Rosen Shingle Creek for #FWCon / My Sweet Zepol

We all had some craft time making our very own sugar scrubs sponsored by Dixie Crystals.

Delectable Sugar Scrubs DIY from Dixie Crystals for #FWCon /  My Sweet Zepol

Yes, there was a lot of food. What else would you expect from a conference titled Food and Wine? But that was just the start.

Cheese platter from Wisconsin Cheese for #FWCon / My Sweet Zepol

Sweet and Delectable Popcorn display #FWCon / My Sweet Zepol

More brand love!

Cabot Cheese collage / #FWCon / My Sweet ZepolCabot Cheese
Pacari Chocolate display collage / #FWCon / My Sweet ZepolPacari Chocolate
Sweet Georgia Peaches / #FWCon / My Sweet ZepolSweet Georgia Peaches
Ice Cream for dessert sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers for #FWCon / My Sweet ZepolFlorida Dairy Farmers


I can’t forget the Poutine lunch that was sponsored by Idaho Potatoes and Wisconsin Cheese. Six delicious variations of poutine.

Idaho Potatoes and Wisconsin Cheese hosted a poutine bar at #FWCon / My Sweet Zepol

It doesn’t stop there, Certified Angus Beef prepared a divine family-style dinner on Saturday night. The tender New York Strip steak with confit of garlic, chimichurri, gator drool braised collard greens, asparagus with béarnaise sauce, roasted fingerling potatoes and horseradish sweet potatoes with honey butter. Drooling yet? Just look at that meal!

Certified Angus Beef spoiled all the attendees at #FWCon with a delectable meal / My Sweet Zepol

Hess Collection wine selection and Dixie Crystals desserts where the ending note of a fabolous night at #FWCon / My Sweet Zepol

I had such amazing time meeting fellow blogging friends and making new friends as we all joined in a weekend of learning, food, wine and lots of fun. Lots of notes were taken during the various sessions available lead by seriously talented people. If you are a blogger or brand and would like to be a part of next year’s Food and Wine Conference, keep an eye on their website for the announcement of next year’s dates. You’ll be thankful you did!

Food and Wine Conference 2015 / #FWCon / My Sweet Zepol


14 Responses to “Food, Wine and a Conference {#FWCon recap}”

  1. 1

    Christine Goulbourne — July 31, 2015 @ 5:20 PM

    Great illustrations of a fantastic event. Thank you!

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    Kelly — July 31, 2015 @ 6:15 PM

    It was SO WONDERFUL to meet you at this conference! Trying to recap this event is hard, isn’t it? The experience is hard to put into words, but you managed to do it beautifully!

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    Ken Stone — July 31, 2015 @ 6:16 PM

    Nice recap! Thank you for plugging Premier Beverage. I enjoyed my time at the conference.

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    Valerie Cathell Clark — August 1, 2015 @ 1:31 AM

    I so loved meeting you Wanda! I’ll be getting in touch about a bag very soon! Hoping to get a bday gift for my mom this September! You are an amazing woman with loads of talent! So glad I got to know you at the conference! xoxo

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    Nichole — August 1, 2015 @ 2:22 AM

    I am so glad I met you at the conference! It was such a great weekend!

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    Diana Rodriguez - Compras y Hogar — August 1, 2015 @ 3:04 AM

    Que lindo evento, espero volver el proximo año!

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    Teresa Garza — August 1, 2015 @ 3:25 AM

    Una experiencia muy dulce y divertida.. Felicidades.

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    Katie @ Recipe for Perfection — August 1, 2015 @ 2:04 PM

    I loved going to the Food and Wine Conference this year! I can’t wait to go again next year. It was so nice to see you!

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    Natalia — August 1, 2015 @ 5:50 PM

    What a beautiful conference! I love attending this type of events 🙂

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    S.Yissele — August 1, 2015 @ 6:34 PM

    Que rico evento, tengo que ir el próximo año 😉 Saludos y

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ

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    Silvia — August 1, 2015 @ 9:57 PM

    Qué rico se ve todo! Me encantan las conferencias de comida, no sólo porque conoces gente nueva sino por la degustación de diferentes productos.

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    Carolyn @ Cabot — August 2, 2015 @ 1:49 AM

    We always make great new friends at Food and Wine. It was great to meet you! ~Carolyn, Rachael and Candace

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    DB, Foodie Stuntman | Crazy Foodie Stunts — August 2, 2015 @ 5:30 AM

    It’s nice to make your acquaintance and a great recap of the weekend’s festivities!

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    Paloma — August 18, 2015 @ 8:15 PM

    Everything look so good! I hope I can go next time.

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