Wine Bar George Featured in Food and Wine Magazine
We’ve long considered Wine Bar George one of the hidden gems of Disney Springs and it looks like Food and Wine Magazine agrees with us! The publication recently published an article titled “How Did Disney End Up With One of the Best Wine Bars in America?” and we could agree more!
Wine Bar George actually took to social media today to share the accolades. You can check out their post (which includes a link to the original article below.)
Thank you for the feature @julietremaine and @foodandwine! https://t.co/DagGezAJIl
— George Miliotes (@WineBarGeorge) March 27, 2023
In the feature, Food and Wine interviewed Master Sommelier George Miliotes who discussed how he brought a little bit of the Napa Valley to Walt Disney World! “I wanted the feeling that this is an oasis, that you were walking out of Disney and into another place, another world,” says Miliotes. “You walk in and you feel like you’re in Napa Valley, or you’re in Tuscany, or Provence, and the winemaker’s behind the bar and he takes you through their wares.”
Miliotes has the distinction of being one of only 273 Master Sommeliers in the entire world which shows in the incredible 140 wines you’ll find on offer at Wine Bar George.
But Wine Bar George is about more than just wines! The Disney Springs spot has one of our favorite menus which includes charcuterie, plates like the pork belly with bourbon-honey glaze and they even do an entrée that involves Greek cheese that is flambeed at your table. Brunch lovers will also not want to miss the “Wine Country Brunch” which features Fried Chicken and Biscuits and my personal favorite the Caramel Apple French Toast!
Best of all, as Miliote’s told Food & Wine that all of the dishes on the menu have been carefully chosen to complement the wines on offer and not the other way around! “You can try a little plate with whatever wine you want and we’ll take you through the wine,” Miliotes says.
One of the huge takeaways from the Food & Wine piece is that just because Wine Bar George is located at Disney doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it seriously. “You can’t go to Bordeaux and taste all five first growths from 2009, one ounce each,” Miliotes says. “You’d have to buy it at each winery, and then open the bottles yourself.” But you can at Wine Bar George.
Miliotes also highlights that you don’t have to be an aficionado to enjoy the Wine Bar George experience, “I like the idea that anybody can come in here and talk about wine,” Miliotes says. “One of the major drivers is that we are, for lack of a better way to put it, egalitarian about wine — because it is really easy to be snotty about it.” Best of all, you’ll find delicious wines at various price points with glasses starting for as little as $9.
There’s also something to be said for opening up a watering hole in the middle of Disney World’s downtown shopping, dining and entertainment district. As Miliotes puts it playfully, “I joke that the average Disney guest is the easiest sell in the world,” he adds. “Because if you’ve been with your kids in the park all day long, what do you deserve? Buy the glass of wine or the drink you want, because you deserve it.”
You can find out more information about Wine Bar George including the adjacent Grab-and-Go offering – The Basket here. Wine Bar George is also branching out with a scaled down version at the newly opened Terminal C in Orlando International Airport. We also recommend you check out the original Food & Wine article here.
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Source: Food & Wine Magazine