South Beach Wine & Food Festival

SoBeWFF's Grand Tasting Village: Freebies, Games, and Rum in a Coconut

If your favorite part of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is the Grand Tasting Village, then be prepared when you head there today or tomorrow because the festival's oldest event has some changes up its sleeve. Spoiler alert: there are more places to sit and take a breather.

First, you'll want to be on the lookout for culinary captains who've been tasked with recruiting and representing South Florida's thriving culinary neighborhoods from Brickell, Coral Gables, and South Beach all the way to North Miami and Palm Beach. As far as navigating the monstrous tents, the GTV will be split up by neighborhoods this year, making it easier to eat your way through all its offerings. Of course, drinking vino is still at the top of the agenda, but there's much more to do between sips.

See also: SoBeWFF Culinary Captains Dish Why Their Neighborhoods Are Best

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive and today is involved with a tech startup. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.