Here is a bit of wine news for all you Vino fans out there… and you don’t have to wait until the Epcot Food and Wine Festival for it!
We have a couple of updates to report regarding Epcot’s World Showcase Wine Walk. For those unfamiliar with this lesser-known Epcot experience, here is a brief rundown (read about the experience in full here). Interested guests can head to any one of three spots to start their Wine Walk: the Germany Pavilion’s Weinkeller, Italy’s La Bottega Italia, and France’s Aux Vins de France.
Next, request a Wine Walk Passport. This entitles the participant to six pours of wine by stopping at all three locations offering two pours each.
Though the program has been around for some time, the recent changes include… an increase in price (womp, womp). The price for the Wine Walk is now $30. On the bright side, though, the experience now includes an acrylic wine glass for use during the Walk, which is yours to keep as a souvenir. EDITOR’S NOTE: There have been further changes to the Wine Walk program since this post was published. The current price is $32, and includes TWO of the acrylic wine glasses.
Not participating in the Wine Walk? Well, you can still purchase the new acrylic glass for $5, then have it refilled with a selection of still wines at any of the listed locations.
Buuuuuut…. don’t get too excited. Unlike the Refillable Popcorn Buckets that have been taking Disney World by storm since last summer, using the Refillable Wine Glass does not entitle guests to a discount on refills. However, guests will have a handy World Showcase-emblazoned wine glass to keep (it’s dishwasher safe for home use), and it will help reduce plastic use inside Epcot.
And with that, we say, Saluti, Prost, and Santé to you!
What do you think of the Refillable Wine Glasses? Please let us know with a comment!