Entertainment Editor

Disney’s Epcot hosted media for a special preview of its annual Food and Wine Festival. This year’s festival includes new food, beverages, live entertainment and merchandise. Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival will run Aug. 30 through Nov. 12.

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News-Gazette Photos by Jennifer DiDomenico

Top Row: The view from the private GM VIP Lounge (located above the Test Track attraction), where the media preview was held. Some of this year’s new merchandise includes plates, dish towels, gourmet pepper shakers and the collectable trash can salt and pepper shakers.

Second row: Festival goers can purchase Food and Wine themed dishware. One of the many beverages to be featured at this year’s Food and Wine Festival.

Third row: One of the many desserts to be featured at this year’s Food and Wine Festival, “Chocolate Picante.” This 4Rivers inspired menu item will make its way to Disney Springs, in part of a 4Rivers food truck.

Fourth row: For the first time, guests can purchase the RGB flight: red, green and blue uniquely flavored beer. The “TASTE your way around the WORLD” Spirit Jersey will make its debut during festival season.