The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World is a great festival all on its own. You'll have a great time if you just stroll from kiosk to kiosk around World Showcase, grazing on whatever catches your eye or following a carefully laid out plan on what you want to taste.
However, there's another whole side to the festival with which you might not be familiar. In addition to the kiosks, there's a full slate of special events that go on through the entire festival run. You can find the full list, and instructions for making reservations, on the official website.
The events cover everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to desserts and drinks. Some are cooking demonstrations with a taste of the dish, paired with wine, at the end. Others are full-blown multi-course meals and parties with entertainment.
Check out the list accompanying this article for more information on these events. For my insider tips on visiting the festival, jump to this article.