banner-miami-2013Over 40 winemakers from all regions of Italy, from renowned producers to newcomers in the industry, will showcase their wines at this year's Simply Italian Great Wines Annual World Tour Miami.

The event organized by IEEM (International Event and Exhibition Management) and hosted by the Miami Culinary Institute at MDC will be held on Tuesday, February 5th, starting at 10:30 a.m. with morning seminars, food & wine pairings held at the state-of-the-art amphitheater at the MIAMI CULINARY INSTITUTE on MDC Wolfson Campus, 415 NE 2nd Avenue #9104, Downtown Miami, FL 33132, and from 2 to 6 p.m., a Walk Around Tasting  and food pairings by participating Italian restaurants at the historic FREEDOM TOWER, 600 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami, FL 33132.

One of the highlights of the event will be the  “Simply the Best”  Award Ceremony at The Freedom Tower presented by the Italian Consul General – Mr. Adolfo Barattolo - to the Best Italian Restaurant, the Best Italian Wine List in restaurants, the Best Sommelier and the best communicator. Scholarships will be awarded to the Miami Culinary Institute's Best students.

Winners of each category of the Simply the Best awards will receive a complimentary visit to several wineries in Italy for a minimum stay of 3 days.

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