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This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of SOBEWFF®
Raymond Castro (far left), Marylin Fontanilles-Castro (far right) and friends at the 2018 Festival

This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of SOBEWFF®

Get your tickets now for the February Festival.

January 22, 2020 at 1:00pm

By Vanessa Vieites

It’s a brand-new year, and just as you started to relax from all the chaos of the holiday season, you realize that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you find that you're stressing out trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone, then look no further. Why not surprise them with tickets to the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®)? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Festival is offering the university community discounts on tickets to select events, where attendees and their loved ones can enjoy tropical cocktails, savory bites from Italy and Jamaica and more!

Anyone who’s part of the FIU community may benefit from this last-minute gift idea. Raymond Castro, who manages the Optical Express at FIU, says the Festival makes for a fun double date. “My wife and I go every year, and we usually buy four tickets and take two friends with us. It’s great to share the experience with someone.”

FIU alumni, staff and parents may use the codes FIUALUMNI20, FIUSTAFF20 and FIUPARENT20, respectively, to save 20 percent off the following events:

Started at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management on the Biscayne Bay Campus in 1997, SOBEWFF® is now a national, five-day event featuring world-renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary experts that attracts 65,000 guests annually. In its 19th year, the Festival will showcase more than 100 drink- and food-related events across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties from Feb. 19–23.

To date, the Festival has raised more than $30 million, benefitting the Chaplin School. Tickets for the 2020 Festival are on sale now.