La Cava del Tequila is the newest opportunity for Epcot guests to explore the tastes of an international culture – in this case, the heritage and tradition of tequila-making in Mexico.  Opening early September at the Mexico pavilion in World Showcase, La Cava del Tequila offers more than 70 types of authentic tequila, ranging from the simplest to the rarest of them all, aged to perfection and made from the finest distilled spirits from the agave plant.

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Amid décor, art work and original artifacts all celebrating the Mexican heritage, a “Tequila Ambassador” will educate Walt Disney World guests on the history of tequila-making.

Also on the drink menu: Exotic and uniquely blended margaritas, introducing a variety of flavored salts, spices and tropical fresh fruits masterfully prepared by experienced mixologists.  A variety of quick tastes, tapas style, will be available, including freshly made guacamole, home-fried fresh corn chips, salsas, ceviches and tostadas.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

La Cava del Tequila will also launch the lineup of special events at the 14th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival with a Mexico Tequila Tasting on Sept. 25, the opening day of the festival at Walt Disney World Resort.

During the session, available by advance reservation, guests taste authentic Mexican tequila and learn about the history and traditions around its production from a true Tequila Master.  La Cava del Tequila is located at the Mexico pavilion in World Showcase.

During opening weekend, other special events include a Cheese Seminar where guests learn about the cheeses of Spain from expert “fromager” Waldemar Albrecht-Luna, a Food and Wine Pairing at Tutto Italia Ristorante where guests discover a marriage of three regional wines with three tasting-size portions of Italian cuisine, a Sweet Sundays session with Pastry Chef Rick Griggs from Abacus in Dallas, and the big Saturday night Party for the Senses featuring Spanish cuisine.

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Cheese Seminars, Party for the Senses, Food and Wine Pairings, Sweet Sundays and Mexico Tequila Tastings are just some of the many specially ticketed events that take place during the six entertainment-packed weeks of the festival Sept. 25-Nov. 8.  There are Celebrating Family & Friends in the Kitchen sessions featuring celebrity culinarians who prepare a three-course luncheon, French Regional Lunches, Epcot Wine Schools and more.  For information and reservations for the special events and programs, call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378).

Meanwhile, every day throughout the festival, Epcot guests can taste fine cuisine and wines celebrating more than 20 “foodie” cities on six continents at marketplaces along the World Showcase promenade.  Tapas-sized portions of regional specialties run $2 to $7 each, and recommended wines and beers make perfect pairings at each kiosk.  The festival also includes live regional entertainment, daily wine and beer tastings, and the popular Eat to the Beat! concert series.

Festival details are available at