Food Wine Conference 2017

One of my favorite things is right around the corner…the Food Wine Conference!  It is held yearly in Orlando, Florida at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek, this year running from May 19 – May 21, 2017. The hotel and property are absolutely gorgeous and it is oh so relaxing.

Rosen Shingle Creek

View from my room

The conference brings together bloggers, small business owners, winemakers, chefs, public relations professionals, media, authors and brands.  Bloggers gain knowledge and insight on so many things like food photography, effective writing, search engine optimization, and working with PR agencies, just to name a few.

Donatella Arpaia – Keynote Speaker 2016

I am super excited and honored to have been chosen as a Brand Ambassador this year and can’t wait to share the experience with you during and after the conference (be sure to follow along on my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages).  There is still time to register for the conference, and if you use my code of DebbieR2017 you will receive a $50 discount off of the registration fee.  How cool is that!?!

One thing you will notice at this conference is you are welcomed with open arms…there are no strangers here.  Everyone is super friendly and you will feel right at home from the get go.  And that goes for the speakers and sponsors too.  You really do have a chance to speak to and connect with them, something that you may not be able to do at other conferences.  The first year I went to this conference I had not yet started my blog…not knowing where to start I thought by attending I would gain some knowledge and insight as well as decide for sure if this was the right step for me.  So even without having an up and running blog, I was welcomed by everyone and offered assistance with any questions or problems I may have.  This conference really does draw the most friendly and helpful people, and even if starting or having a blog isn’t your thing, if you are a foodie you will definitely enjoy it.

Now, last but definitely not least, I want to tell you about the food and the wine – OH MY is all I can say!! From the welcome reception on Friday night that rolls into the Taste of Rosen Shingle, to the family style dinner on Saturday courtesy of Certified Angus Beef, you will never be hungry or thirsty!!  I mean, just look at these pictures!

Handmade chocolates and desserts…yum!


Brownie bites with chocolate frosting and white chocolate decoration

Everyone received a special gift in their room…a chocolate shoe with French macarons and chocolates…amazing!

Cowgirl Ribeye with all the sides…absolutely delish!

Can you say wine pairing!!

Thank you CK Mondavi for all the wonderful wine you provide during the conference!!

I hope this post has inspired you to join us this year.  Don’t forget to use my discount code of DebbieR2017 for $50 off your registration fee!  Hope to see you there – be sure to comment and let me know you are coming!!

Disclosure:  As always, opinions in this post are my own, but I received an offer of a discounted conference registration for being a Brand Ambassador.


Comments: 2

  1. Betsy @ Desserts Required May 4, 2017 at 10:40 pm Reply

    We are going to have a BLAST!!!

    • Sirbarney May 5, 2017 at 10:33 pm Reply

      I agree – can’t wait!!

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