I just read Alex Reif's piece on the decay of the Food and Wine Festival. I agree completely, and I wonder what took him so long to write something about it. During my most recent visit to WDW, on my fall 2016 vacation, I'd already come to the same conclusions, and was calling it the "Food and Wino Festival" on this very board back in December. I don't drink. I find both the mouth-feel and the pharmacological effects of ethanol utterly revolting. I don't begrudge alcoholic beverages to those who don't share that opinion (there's no accounting for taste, mine, yours, or anybody else's), but I don't like watching a bunch of people intentionally get sodden drunk (especially in what is supposed to be a family theme park) any more than Reif does. Years ago, I used to spend New Year's Eve in DL, precisely because it was one of the few places I could go New Year's Eve, where I could spend all evening among people who were just as sober as I was. And back when PI was still open for business, I could enjoy Adventurers and the Warehouse (two PI venues that did admit minors, so long as they were accompanied by an adult) as much as anybody else (and when they replaced the gates with a wristband system, it made no difference to me which wrist, given that I wasn't drinking, and my car was on the other side of the continent). (I still miss Samantha's Cabaret, my favorite of all the "Library" shows at Adventureres.) I don't pick November for my visits to WDW because of the Food & Wino Festival; I pick November because it's the one month out of the year when Central Florida actually has pleasant weather. And dagnabbit, I completely agree with Reif about how the drunks at F&W are spoiling Epcot for everybody else.