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12th Annual Forks & Corks

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Savor local flavor during the SunCoast’s premier Food and Wine and Festival. Forks & Corks 2019 will showcase the palate-pleasing products of an international cast of visiting winery owners and winemakers alongside the deliciously diverse cuisine of more than 50 members of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurants. The Sarasota-Manatee Originals is a group of locally owned restaurants who share a passion for dining excellence and commitment to our community.

This 12th annual, multi-day epicurean event will be held in the spectacular courtyard of The Ringling Museum of Art, the elegant ballroom of Michael’s On East and other exciting venues across the region. The Forks & Corks world-class weekend of food, wine and beer offers a feast for your senses through various vintner events; interactive food and wine seminars; and The Grand Tasting, which features a wide variety of wines, beers, and food sampling from top local restaurants, live entertainment and more. #forksandcorks941 #forksandcorks2019

Forks & Corks Grand Tasting: 

Sunday, January 27, 2018

Location: The Ringling Museum of Art 

Noon - 4 pm

General Admission : $150.00 + service fees

Guests will be able to purchase up to four (4) General Admission Tickets

VIP Admission : $350.00 + service fees

Guests will be able to purchase up to two (2) VIP Tickets

VIP Admission Includes: Designated Valet Parking, Early entrance for the Champagne Reception (front circle of Ringling Museum) at The Grand Tasting, $150 Wine Voucher to be used at the Retail Tent at the Grand Tasting, Covered Seating at the event, Invites to the Event Kickoff party held on 1-24-18 (location TBD).

Forks & Corks University


January 26, 2019


Michael's On East Ballroom and Wine Cellar 

Forks & Corks University provides a unique opportunity to taste and learn about rare and inspired wines during seminars led by a panel of celebrated winemakers. These educational seminars, led by recognized wine experts from around the world, will take your wine knowledge to a higher level.

Tickets go on sale Monday November 6th, 2018 at 7PM*

Each session includes a gourmet four course luncheon with wine pairings.


Michael’s On East Ballroom

9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Break for lunch in the restaurant at 11:30 am


Michael's On East Ballroom

9:30 am - 11:30 am

In addition to the Grand Tasting and University events, Forks & Corks includes more than 25 tasting experiences, including winemaker dinners, retail tastings and a trade tasting, each featuring top-of-class wines, celebrity winemakers, and cuisine from nearly 60 of the finest independently owned local restaurants on Florida’s SunCoast.

*Tickets can be purchased online ONLY!

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