Party planners can prep for the upcoming holiday season at the 20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 25-Nov. 16. Imagine learning how to pair food with wine, beer and spirts like and expert; immersing yourself in one-of-a-kind tasting experiences; or imbibing in a mixology lesson from the masters of drink. Here's a guide to 8 fresh beverage experiences that will make you a better host: From the Winery to the Glass: Absorb all-new abilities at the daily Wine & Beverage Seminars on the Vineyard Stage in the Festival Welcome Center; noon , 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; $15 Brews of the Rising Sun: At this unique Izakaya-style (Japanese equivalent of a pub) dining event in the Garden Deck of Japan Pavilion, enjoy aflight of authentic Japanese craft beers matched with plates of traditional fare; 1-2 p.m., Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4 and 11; $40 Italian Food and Wine Pairing: Set out on a sumptuous exploration of hearty Southern Italian dishes and regional wines at Via Napoli Ristorante Pizzeria in the Italian Pavilion; 1:30-3:30 p.m., Thursdays; $83 Italian Pairings with Wine Versus Beer: Savor some of Italy’s most renowned beers and wines, taste Italian cuisine and explore its regional gastronomic identity; Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy at Epcot; 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays; $88 Italian Regional Food and Wine Pairing Luncheon: Tutto Gusto at Tutto Italia Ristorante in the Italy Pavilion; noon-2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays; $94 Moroccan Food and Wine Pairing: This vibrant cuisine is shaped by more than a dozen spices, herbs and aromatics and the wine pairings are from vintages not normally found in the U.S.; Restaurant Marrakesh in the Morocco Pavilion; 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays; $55 Mediterranean Food and Wine Pairing: Discover the sensuality of dishes created with Mediterranean and Moroccan inspiration as you pair them with fine wines; Spice Road Table at Morocco; 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; $58 Mixology Seminars: From celebrated libations you know and love to some all-original ideas you may never have tried this is truly tutoring with a twist; Vineyard Stage, Festival Welcome Center; 6 p.m. daily; $15