The World Showcase in Epcot gives adults many options for enjoying food and drinks from around the world in one location. While on a recent “Momcation” I was very excited to try the World Showcase Wine Walk offered in Italy, France and Germany. You may purchase a Wine Walk Passport in one of these three countries. When you are ready for your tasting, simply present your Passport to the Cast Member (CM) and they will stamp the in the appropriate country’s box.
If you are looking to expand your palate or new to drinking wine, this is an affordable ($20.00) and fun way to taste small portions of different wines. There are six pre-selected wines (no substitutions allowed) offered. The wines are served in miniature 2 oz wine glasses and easily enjoyed while touring each country.
DIStracted Tip: Drinks are not allowed inside attractions, so if you are planning on viewing one of the shows, check your times so you won’t have to lose out on enjoying your Wine Walk.
As a fairly new wine drinker, I enjoyed the chance to experience several wines during the day. I typically prefer sweeter wines, and this opportunity allowed me expand my horizons!
Germany: The current offerings in Germany at Weinkeller, are the Valckenberg Madonna Spatlese and Valckenberg Madonna Liebfraumilch. These are both wine wines and were fairly fruity. While, I’m sure a more sophisticated wine taster could tell a difference between the two wines, I could not.
DIStracted Tip: This country is the only one that offered white wine for both tastings.
Italy: I expected to enjoy the white Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio over the Rosa Regale when we arrived in Enoteca Castello. I was pleasantly surprised with the Rosa Regale! This sweet sparkling wine was very smooth and just the right amount of bubbles to be enjoyable. I was not impressed with the Pinot Grigio, but that may have been because I was wishing I had a full serving of the Rosa Regale!
France: Aux Vins de France offered two very different wines. The Georges Duboeuf Pouilly Fuisse was very fruity and smooth. I enjoyed this sampling. The Chateau Tour de Segur however was not one that I enjoyed. This was a Merlot blend. I’m sure if you enjoy a Merlot, then this would be a great wine for you.
The Wine Walk has been known to many as a “Disney Myth” for years as you do not see it advertised very often. However, it is very real and something worth trying if you enjoy wine!