Impending threats from Hurricane Matthew have forced the VeritageMiami food and wine festival to postpone its events until the spring.
The four-day food festival had already postponed its outdoor events — the popular beer-tasting kickoff event today at the Wynwood Walls and Thursday’s wine tasting at Merrick Park — “out of an abundance of caution,” a festival spokeswoman said.
Wednesday morning, a spokeswoman said the entire event (Friday’s interactive dinner with “Top Chef” winner Jeremy Ford and Sunday’s champagne and fried chicken brunch) will be rescheduled for some time in the spring. Tickets will be honored for the spring event, but refunds will not be offered. The proceeds benefit the United Way of Miami-Dade County.
“We feel that this is the best course of action, again, out of an abundance of caution and due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Matthew,” spokeswoman Sandra Rodriguez wrote to the Miami Herald. “We will be in touch soon with new dates for VeritageMiami in the spring of 2017.”